Picked up a new BHP


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Dentite
May 9, 2012, 12:08 AM
New to me anyway...Israeli surplus.

'68 T-series with "updated" hammer, ambi safety and grips.

It's a little rough but I'll take the parkerized finish over the painted variety you sometimes see in these Israeli BHPs.

The bore looks new and the internals look good. A bit of surface removed, mag disconnect removed and cleaned up:

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n507/jschmiddy/BHP/DSC06355800.jpg

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n507/jschmiddy/BHP/DSC06375800.jpg

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n507/jschmiddy/BHP/DSC06376800.jpg

With my near mint '90 MkIII:

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n507/jschmiddy/BHP/DSC06383800.jpg

While the sights aren't horrible this one might get some Novaks in the future.

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Certaindeaf
May 9, 2012, 12:28 AM
Super. Tell us how she shoots. Nice pics.

Dr.Rob
May 9, 2012, 02:16 AM
Reparking isn't terribly expensive. Let us know how it shoots.

I have always felt a parked BHP to be the best all steel service pistol.

mattmann
May 9, 2012, 02:59 AM
Mind me asking how much this was?

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Dentite
May 9, 2012, 10:11 AM
Mind me asking how much this was?

Sure, picked it up for $400 and after shipping and transfer I was at $435.

Ordered from Royal Tiger/IO but they are out of the $399 ones now.

rellascout
May 9, 2012, 10:39 AM
Looks like a older T series with the hammer and thumb safety swapped out with MKII/MKIII parts.

Nice find tells us how it shoots.

mattmann
May 9, 2012, 04:07 PM
Thanks man. I don't know much about that pistol. Might have to look into one for my collection. See this is why i hate these sites! Lol

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wrench
May 10, 2012, 10:23 PM
Even used and beat up, there is no better looking pistol than the Hipower!:D

pm9mm
May 11, 2012, 08:07 PM
I just pickup up one of these Israeli surplus pistols too. Mine is an even older Gen1 also with "updated" grips and hammer. I am curious of about the date of manufacture. It has proven to be an accurate and reliable shooter and produces probably the smallest groups of any 9mm I own, probably because of the weight and grip size. Mine was from Royal Tiger also.

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/2791/img0970jt.jpg

Doubting Thomas
May 12, 2012, 12:19 AM
About ten years ago some Mk II and III FN Israelis were on the market for $289 with an IWB holster and three mags. I ordered one and got a Mk. III in the 245 series with enameled finish. It was a Mk. III in all respects except for the old style small safety which I replaced with a C&S. Also installed a replacement lanyard loop for the missing one and a set of Spegel delrin stocks. The finish had some nicks and dings but overall was pretty nice. It was obvious that the pistol had been fired very little. I picked up some Mec-Gar mags and all in all it's one very nice gun. I should have ordered about ten of them!

MrDig
May 12, 2012, 01:07 AM
Even used and beat up, there is no better looking pistol than the Hipower!:D
I could not agree more. I used to think that there was no real difference between a Browning and the Copies like the PJK 9HP and the FM 90/95 but now that I own a real Browning I know there is a huge difference.
I really like JMB designs. But the Browning Hi-Power was the first true wonder 9mm

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