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browning hi power question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by yongxingfreesty, Dec 30, 2006.

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  1. yongxingfreesty

    yongxingfreesty Member

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    ok, i just purchased a new fn hi power and the front dust cap area moves left and right. do all the hi powers have this movement? it isnt much movement, but compared to beretta 92, and cz75b they have no movement.

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  2. hksw

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    Pardon my ignorance in your terms but what part of the gun are your refering to with, "front dust cap area"?

    Are you refering to the frame's dust cover, the portion of the frame that extends in front of the trigger guard under the slide? The bottom front of the slide that houses the recoil spring? The integral slide bushing?
     
  3. yongxingfreesty

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    sorry about that, i circled it in the picture if that helps.

    my cz75 and 92 dont move at all. for the hi power, it moves +1mm to the left and right

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  4. fugi

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    so the entire slide is a little loose?
     
  5. yongxingfreesty

    yongxingfreesty Member

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    yes, just a little bit. its brand new never fired. just want to make sure it is like this.
     
  6. fugi

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    mine is like that, you can tighten it up, at risk of cracking the slide, or you can get new rails. probably not worth it though.
     
  7. yongxingfreesty

    yongxingfreesty Member

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    thanks! just wanted to make sure.
     
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    BTW, that part of the frame in front of the trigger guard is commonly and incorrectly referred to as the 'dust cover' .A dust cover is a piece of sheet metal that covers the ejection port on some military guns such as our WW II 'gease gun ' SMG.It does exactly that -keeps out the dust.
     
  9. Wags

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    Normal and nothing to be concerned with. Fire away and enjoy your new Hi-Power.
     
  10. yongxingfreesty

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    thanks, ill post pics soon.
     
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    i just realized that there is more movement when the hammer is all the way back. when hammer is down, there is less movement. can anyone explain this to me please.
     
  12. Gunsmoker

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    Yup, I got the same movement. I call it the rattle.

    It's worse when you have the magazine removed and the hammer back. Shake the gun and you can hear the slide rattle. From what I've read from other owners, it's normal.
     
  13. yongxingfreesty

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    just tried it, you are correct. man that bothers me a lot. but i will find out if it is a problem after i take it to the range. thanks for the help.
     
  14. Gunsmoker

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    This Hi-Power is my first and only gun and I really like it.

    But I think this gun is way overrated compared to all the options out there. Not just because of the rattle.

    The history and maker (part maker) really continue to make the gun popular today. You could argue that this gun hasn't received all the attention like the 1911. The Hi-Power has so much potential.
     
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    It's completely normal. It bothers some people, but it's just one of the HP's little "niggles." It doesn't hurt anything, so what's the big deal?

    Wes
     
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    THats funny that you should post those pics Yong , it reminds of about 4 years ago I bought a CZ75b and a Browning HP at the same time . BTW the plastic grip panels of yours looks like they came off a FEG HP clone instead of the ones FN supplies .
     
  17. Old Fuff

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    Your Browning Hi-Power is a service pistol, not a target pistol. The loosenese is deliberate, and there to make sure if dirt or other fouling gets into the works it will keep ticking. The P-35 was introduced in 1935, designed by John Browning and FN engineers. It served in more countries as a military and police arm then any other pistol, and in many cases it still is. That rattle that bothers you is the reason why. :scrutiny:
     
  18. benelli12

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    yongxingfreesty,
    I know how you feel when you get a gun, new or used, and think something is wrong with it before you shoot it. The smallest things can bother me until I actually go and shoot. So far none of my worries ever turned out to be anything wrong.:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    I have the same rattle, but i got over it when i shot the pistol for the first time.
     
  20. yongxingfreesty

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    was suppose to go today, but no one to go with. i think ill go next week before school starts. Thanks guys
     
  21. Jamie C.

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    Don't be too concerned about a little play between the slide and the frame.

    As Old Fuff has explained, the Hi-Power is a service pistol, and designed and intended for some pretty nasty conditions. It'll keep right on ticking when a lot of tighter guns have given up and quit working.

    And as for worrying about accuracy, remember that as long as the barrel and sights (slide) line up in the same way for each shot, the pistol can and probably will be quite accurate, even though it might still rattle a bit when there's no mag in it and the hammer's back.

    Anyway, go shoot your new HP, then come back and tell us what you think. Personally, I'm betting you'll be pleased, and forget all about that little bit of looseness in the slide.

    J.C.
     
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