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Browning HP in .45ACP?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mnealtx, Jan 9, 2004.

  1. mnealtx

    mnealtx Well-Known Member


    I have a coworker here that has a Browning High Power in .45ACP. The barrel is shot out and he is looking for a replacement barrel.

    Does the hive mind know of anyplace where a replacement barrel could be found?

    TIA for any help....

    <edited to fix copy/paste screwup...thanks, Sean!>
  2. BryanP

    BryanP Well-Known Member

  3. Geech

    Geech Well-Known Member

    Er... This is a bit unrelated, but why would someone pick a .45 BHP over a 1911?
  4. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Well-Known Member

    Since there is no such gun... sorry, can't help you.

    Also, this ain't Pistolsmith.com. ;)
  5. mnealtx

    mnealtx Well-Known Member

    No, it's marked Browning High Power 45ACP on the slide, so I'm guessing it was manufactured that way. Based on the markings, he never questioned if it was a clone that was re-marked or not. He got it in a trade and has since put enough rounds through it to shoot out the barrel.

    I remember reading something SOMEWHERE about a 45ACP BHP, but don't recall where. Heck, could've been over on TFL for all I can recall.

    Regardless, any information on a replacement barrel is GREATLY appreciated....
  6. CWatson

    CWatson Well-Known Member

    Is the gun the same one shown in the SOG ling above or not? If not is it a single or double action.Could you post a picture?CW
  7. BryanP

    BryanP Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen one of the Hungarian pistols I pointed you to up close. It's possible they DO have " Browning High Power 45ACP" on the slide.

    If you think it's a real Browning, call or email Browning with the serial # and ask them about it. They may be able to help.
  8. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Well-Known Member

    Since the BHP design can't physically accomodate a .45 ACP cartridge, I don't see how it is physically possible that the gun in question is an actual BHP. NAA made some .45 caliber BHP-derived clone guns, but they weren't .45 ACP. Other .45 ACP BHP-like clone guns are presumably out there, but not genuine FN/Browning GP-35.
  9. CWatson

    CWatson Well-Known Member

    If it is one of the FEG clones pictured in the SOG link they are decent guns.My brother had one years ago and it shot fine plus it used regular 1911 mags.If it is the FEG clone I have seen conplete uppers for them go for about $60 on Ebay.CW
  10. mnealtx

    mnealtx Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the info, guys.

    No pics, sorry... gun is in North Carolina and we're in Kosovo.

    *S/N check*
    He's gonna call home and see if his wife can get the serial number for him.

    Related question: Is there any information source that he could verify if it is a FEG pistol?

    He says that the 1911 mags fit, but he has to file the mag catch slot a bit for it to lock in.

    This is looking more and more like it may be one of the FEG's, from the info provided so far... anyone with info on a replacement barrel? I haven't found anything on Google for it so far.

    Thanks again folks for all the help and info!
  11. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Well-Known Member

    BINGO. Definitely not a BHP. :)
  12. mnealtx

    mnealtx Well-Known Member

    Ok, we've verified that it's NOT a BHP, and most likely an FEG clone.

    Anyone with any experience with FEG? Anyone know where a replacement barrel could be gotten from?

    TIA for any further assistance...
  13. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Well-Known Member

    Yep, it's gotta be a FEG -- there's no such thing as a .45 BHP. FEG did make clones of a Smith and Wesson auto that they called the .45 Hi Power, but it ain't no BHP.

    I'd suggest you call FEG, but I don't have their contact info, and I don't speak hungarian either. :uhoh:

  14. BryanP

    BryanP Well-Known Member

    Although the auction is over I did see where someone was selling FEG .45 barrels on Auctionarms. There's contact information for the seller, including a web site. He might be able to sell you one direct or help you locate one.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2004
  15. blfuller

    blfuller Well-Known Member

    Mebbe its a Browning Double Action 45 (BDA45) AKA Sig P220?
  16. Don Gwinn

    Don Gwinn Moderator Emeritus

    As far as I know, the P220 won't accept 1911 mags (I've never tried it, just doesn't look like it would fit.)

    Also, those guns weren't marked "High Power."

    Sounds like it's definitely an FEG, but I don't know how to contact them either. Those FEG's, as someone mentioned, are similar to S&W pistols in some ways, but I don't know whether there might be a S&W barrel that could be modified to work.
  17. mnealtx

    mnealtx Well-Known Member


    Thanks for the information - I'll pass the auction information on and let him contact the person.

    I really appreciate the help - once again showing the people here really ARE The High Road.

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