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Replacing my Velveeta-steel Browning HP

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by fnbrowning, Apr 25, 2013.

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  1. fnbrowning

    fnbrowning New Member

    Dec 21, 2003

    I was not looking for an excuse to buy another pistol. I'll assure you, the "velveeta steel" was an actual quote. Some may think I became overly apprehensive. But I needed to find if I was going to be able to trust my BHP now, and in the future. I see now I put too much stock in poor information. And now I have many good refutations on that Velveeta epithet.
    I've read claims of as many as 113,000 rounds thru one BHP, another has 82,000. Both were pre-Mk III's and both were religiously maintained.

    I bought my Mk II as a young man, and sometimes I feel like it's a part of me. I will keep my 1986 Browning High Power, Mark II. I think the reason it shoots so nice after years is that I've used the Wolff 18.5 spring and Buffer since '99. I will endeavor to continue to maintain it to the highest standards, and to feed it ammunition that is not too warm.

    I consider this issue answered.
    Thank you for all for your interest and participation
  2. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Senior Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    SE GA
    Good to see you are sticking with it. I have put nearly 50,000 standard pressure rounds through my 1989 (I think) MKII.

    What is weird is that for everyone who says anything nay about the MK II there are those out there who will say the same thing about the MK III. I have read both ways and never once do they mention the pre MK IIs which my be the worst of all but still pretty darn good.
  3. RetiredUSNChief

    RetiredUSNChief Mentor

    Jul 9, 2012
    SC (Home), VA (Work)
    Drat...I was kinda hoping to pick up a nice BHP from you over this...


    Seriously, I think you've made a wise decision.

    And, as I've told other people...you don't have to give up one gun to get another, if you want.

  4. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    Apr 15, 2005
    Greeley, CO
    OP had his question answered, no reason to keep beating the drum.

    sent from my Galaxy Note II.
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