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I just bought a Browning Hi Power.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ezypikns, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. ezypikns

    ezypikns Well-Known Member

    This is an older model, in fine shape, Belgian made in 1969. The recoil spring seems a litte weak. I've only put 100 rds of WWB ball thru it so far. It's very accurate and a great shooter, but I'd like to know about the advisability of changing out the recoil spring in order to lessen the wear that a weak spring might cause.

  2. Stephen A. Camp

    Stephen A. Camp Moderator In Memoriam

    Hello. The factory standard power recoil spring is rated at 17-lbs. If you plan to stick with primarily standard pressure rounds, it would be fine. I've had good luck with the 18.5-lb conventional recoil spring but I do shoot quite a bit of the warmer 9mm loads. Bought mine at Wolff (www.gunsprings.com) and have had no problems whatsoever with their springs.

  3. MrDig

    MrDig Well-Known Member

  4. Wags

    Wags Well-Known Member

    I 2nd everything Mr. Camp said. Enjoy your new Browning Hi-Power with the new recoil spring from Wolff Gun Springs you should be installing. I'd go with the 18.5lbs myself, it should handle the light plus the heavier loads. All my BHP's work just fine with this set up.
  5. Outlaw Man

    Outlaw Man Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the new purchase. I've got an 18.5lb Wolff in mine, too.
  6. Marshall

    Marshall Well-Known Member

    Congrats! Welcome to the club! :)
  7. Geno

    Geno Well-Known Member

    Beware The BHP: She is A Steel Seductress with Intoxicating Lines & Curves

    Beware The BHP: She is A Steel Seductress with Intoxicating Lines & Curves

    I am so sorry for your setback! The BHP shall spoil you for all other pistols for the remainder of your days! Heaven forbid you should, at some future date, "will" that seductress to others of your kin, for they too shall pay this same life-long price. You are never going to be the same. Even the venerable 1911 has a few meager shortcomings when set beside the BHP. The BHP’s lines and curves are as seductive and as intoxicating as the finest 20-year-old Cognac. Speaking of Cognac, celebrate your evolution! Take-up a fine Macando Torpedo, pour yourself a Cognac and lay out that BHP on a piece of white silk in your presence. You have arrived. You are evolved!

    Last edited: Apr 3, 2007

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