Older Browning Hi Power Feeding


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earlthegoat2
December 9, 2008, 07:06 PM
Can you feed hollow points into the older HPs like manufacture in the late 60s. I know you shouldnt do it in 1911s that are older and i was wondering if it is the same for the HP.

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jaydubya
December 9, 2008, 07:19 PM
I bought my T-series in 1968, so it has the humped feed ramp. I had a gunsmith gently polish it, and it accepts any hollow point I've tried. If you are looking at buying one, try your favorite hollow points in it. If they feed reliably, you are good to go.

Cordially, Jack

10X
December 10, 2008, 09:43 AM
The humped feed ramp in the older Hi Power make the guns particular about hollow points. The bullet shape is key. Find some with a more rounded front and give them a try.

The magazine used sometimes makes a difference as well. I had one gun that didn't like a certain hollowpoint. I happened to use an old Ram Line mag once and the ammo fed perfectly. I believe that mag held the round a bit higher in the gun.

saltydog452
December 10, 2008, 11:11 AM
If I had to wager all that I value against the assumed reliability of a single action semi-automatic, it'd be the BHP, Mec-Gar 13 rd mags, and Federal 9BP ammunition.

salty

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