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Old 04-04-2018, 01:28 PM   #1
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Checked Another One Off the Bucket List

I have always wanted a Browning Hi Power and came across one at a price I couldn't pass up and seeing how they've been discontinued figured it'd be a good time to jump in. I added the new grips and polished the finish to a high gloss, I know, you like matt finish, but I like my guns shiny. Here's before and after pictures. These things are going nuts on Gun Broker.
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:38 PM   #2
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I like it!
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Old 04-04-2018, 03:36 PM   #3
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Lucky you! I'm looking for one as well. People around me seem to think they're made of gold.
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I like it....and those are spectacular grips. They are certainly icing on the cake, and sure set off the beauty of the gun!! Thanks for sharing with us.

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Old 04-04-2018, 08:13 PM   #5
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Handsome pistol; get 'em while you can. Great feel in the hand. Don't hesitate to take out the damned magazine safety (put it away for safe keeping).
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You got one of the best 9mm pistols ever made. Enjoy the heck out of it. They are great shooters!
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I like it....and those are spectacular grips. They are certainly icing on the cake, and sure set off the beauty of the gun!! Thanks for sharing with us.

I would've post it on the S&W forum, but I got suspended for making a post in the "wrong forum", he! he! What a bunch of clowns over there for mods. If it weren't for the likes of you and other knowledgeable experts I'd been gone a long time ago.
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Just an update, the following month or so after I bought the MkIII I ran across a 69 "T" series with the original rug for around $900, if I recall correctly. The MkIII is easier to shoot with its great sites, but the trigger on the "T" is almost as nice as some of my nicest 1911's and it still has the mag disconnect installed!
There was the Nighthawk's version of the MkIII in the store too for like $3,700 so I was able to compare their "expert trigger" job, supposedly touted as one of the best triggers that can be had in a Hi Power, to the "T" side by side and Nighthawk's felt sloppy and gritty compared to the original 69 "T" trigger! I never realized a stock Hi Power could have such an amazing trigger with the disconnect still intact?
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The FN High Power is a very nice gun but the trigger design isn't exactly the greatest. Like in hydraulics, every change of directions with trigger assemblies will also cause ill side effects. I have owned a few and still have two Belgian made High Powers where I removed the magazine safety to improve the trigger characteristics.

Yet, the trigger pull does not come close to my 1911s, nor even the military Swiss P210s.

My 1988 and a T-series


Nowlin full custom with a superior trigger


Colt full custom with a superior trigger


Colt custom mutt on a 1943 frame, it also has a trigger that is better than the HP I owned or shot


P210-6 rules!


Still, the historical significance and long service record make the Belgian High Power a classic gun that turns a simple gun accumulation into a worthy collection.
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The FN High Power is a very nice gun but the trigger design isn't exactly the greatest. Like in hydraulics, every change of directions with trigger assemblies will also cause ill side effects. I have owned a few and still have two Belgian made High Powers where I removed the magazine safety to improve the trigger characteristics.

Yet, the trigger pull does not come close to my 1911s, nor even the military Swiss P210s.

My 1988 and a T-series


Nowlin full custom with a superior trigger


Colt full custom with a superior trigger


Colt custom mutt on a 1943 frame, it also has a trigger that is better than the HP I owned or shot


P210-6 rules!


Still, the historical significance and long service record make the Belgian High Power a classic gun that turns a simple gun accumulation into a worthy collection.
lol. Funny you say that, a friend I buy guns from (FFL dealer) tells me about people wanting to sell him their "gun collections" all the time.
In his words, "Some people have a gun collection and others have a collection of guns." Big difference.
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