Israeli Kareen Hi-Power project


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JesseL
February 3, 2013, 11:40 AM
I picked this up from J&G Sales in November, intending to use it to learn a few new gunsmithing skills.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/J_M_Lambert/Guns/IMG_2466.jpg

I stripped it down completely and refinished it in Moly Resin, cut the slide for Novak sights (the scariest part of this project), removed the magazine disconnect, de-humped and polished the feed ramp, and installed an ambi safety from Cylinder & Slide.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/J_M_Lambert/Guns/IMG_2482.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/J_M_Lambert/Guns/CAM00154.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/J_M_Lambert/Guns/CAM00158.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/J_M_Lambert/Guns/CAM00200.jpg

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creeper1956
February 3, 2013, 11:59 AM
If it shoots as nice as it looks... you did yourself proud Jesse. As much as I like the stock grips for feel, that gun may deserve some swankier grips... ya' think? ;)

JesseL
February 3, 2013, 12:00 PM
Thank you :)

I agree, grips are the final thing on the list.

PGT
February 3, 2013, 12:01 PM
wow....looks sweet!

zaphoid
February 3, 2013, 12:32 PM
Beautiful! May I ask what you used as a replacement safety? I have an FM-Highpower that I am thinking of replacing the hard to use safety knob with a cylinder and slide extended safety. I like the one you used - is it the same one?

JesseL
February 3, 2013, 12:41 PM
Yep, that's the Cylinder and Slide extended ambi safety.
http://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/action-parts/safety-parts/safeties/browning-hi-power-extended-ambi-safety-prod5492.aspx?ttver=1

Honestly though, I think I'd prefer a stock FN Hi-Power MkIII ambi safety - if I could actually find one.

Liberty1776
February 3, 2013, 12:49 PM
Wow, that is excellent. It looks like new, except with much, much better sights!

trickyasafox
February 3, 2013, 08:24 PM
awesome

LeonCarr
February 3, 2013, 08:47 PM
Nice...looks like a Browning Hi-Power Practical but for much less money with much better sights.

Just my .02,
LeonCarr

rodinal220
February 5, 2013, 06:14 PM
Sweet!!

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