Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MrDig, Mar 13, 2007.
Thanks! Not as pretty as an earlier T series I use to have but this is one is so much improved with better sights, trigger, and intrinsic accuracy as to make it my favorite 9mm.
Lightweight Alloy HP full house custom by Don Williams of Action works:
Wild West Guns custom by Jim West:
Pre T internal extractor:
C Series custom which I believe was done by Novak prior to my acquiring it.
Stock MKII waiting to be sent to Garthwaite
1969 C series with a Bomar rear sight
Israeli Surplus MKII
Practical MKIII Stock
Very nice collection of Hi-Powers! Really like the customized Lightweight by Don Williams and the stock Tactical Mk.III.
Know what you mean...and have plenty of "beautiful" ones myself, BUT practical/functional is also "beautiful" my friend .....
I know very well of that which you speak of; i.e. beauty sometimes being only skin deep. Some years back I had a T series Hi-Power which I earlier referred to. Like new in the pouch, beautiful Belgium bluing along with perfectly figured walnut stocks, it looked like a Million Bucks but shot more like a Buck Fifty! The trigger pull was off the gauge, the sights were near impossible to see, the safety required something like a good whack from a mallet to get it on and off, and accuracy was Minute of Barn. Sold it for a decent profit hopefully to someone who wanted to look at it more than they wanted to shoot it.
A number of years later I saw a magazine article about the new and improved Hi-Power Mk.II, complete with high visibility sights, larger ambidextrous safety, and a better trigger. Didn't think much about the matte finish and thumbrest stocks but it sure sounded like they addressed the important issues I had with the gun. Went out the next day, found one and bought it and have been extremely satisfied with my Hi-Power ever since. Definitely proof of practical/functional as a truly beautiful thing!
Well, if you are that kind of gun guy and I qualify.
After many years of trying various hand guns, I am happy and content with the 1911 and Hi-Power. I have no need or strong desire for any other. Now revolvers do lure me but I think they go pretty well with the old classics.
I have a very nice Israeli surplus, Belgian made. Took the mag safety out and it shoots like it was made for me. Also have a couple KRD 17 rounds mags and just received 4 20 round mags from 44Mag,com for 21.00 a pop, so capacity in the Hi-Power is not an issue.
How about the trifecta?
Also I'll get some pics to you guys in a little bit but I can say the new to me '92 shot really accurately, I am very pleased.
Completely normal. I know that the late Steven Camp was a big advocate of the Wolf springs. I used to use them but have since gone back to factory springs.
Cheaper and with proper spring changes you can shoot whatever ammo you want.
Pics of the new hi power. Seems to be a '92 browning with the baked on paint finish (so practical I think?) and some tru dot tritium sights that must have been added more recently because they are still pretty good. Some wear on the finish but barrel looks perfect and shoots as good as it looks. I think I got a pretty good deal for an even $600 with a couple grip choices and 2 mags. The best part was he threw in a set of original style grips that I needed for my old one.
As I just said installed new recoil spring and a case of ammo just came in the mail so I think I'm all set! Eventually I would like to use this as a workhorse platform with some light customizing. I'm thinking trigger job, round hammer, maybe ambi safety delete, and Cerakote.
Not a practical but a basic MKIII with an epoxy finish. This is a practical. Practicals have the black epoxy slide and chrome frame.
$600 seems like a fair price. If you are looking to get some custom work done I recommend Don Williams at The Action Works. He is outstanding and great to work with.
Oh well, better late than never.
I have been a BHP fan for many, many years. I have carried one since at least 1969. That was in Viet Nam. I bought a 50/60s vintage military contract pistol in a gun shop just out side the main gate of Ft Lewis, Wn in Aug 1969 on my way to RVN. Carried it while flying door gunner and later while beating the bushes with B55 Mike Force.
When it came time to come home I registered it as a war trophy so I wouldn't have any hassell taking it with me. Thus I have both a bill of sale from a US gun shop and war trophy papers for the same pistol - dated about 8 or 9 months apart.
That pistol was put away a couple of years after I got home and I bought another just like it - after trying a S&W 59. Didn't like the 59 at all!!!
So I currently have my bring back and its twin and an Ingles - which I have a shoulder stock for.
Here is the bring back along with a ruskie Makerov I also brought back and a chicom Tokerov that I bought 2 or 3 yrs after I got home. Trophy papers on all 3.
Nice collection of war trophies! The Tokarev and Makarov look to be in great shape.
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