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Gambled on an estate sale hi-Power

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by anothernewb, Dec 7, 2012.

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  1. Certaindeaf

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    They are all pretty, even the very well used/worn ones. It'll clean right up.
     
  2. browningguy

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    Very nice Practical model. Now get over to Esmerelda's sight and get a set of grips to make it pretty and practical.

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    Esmerelda

    You'll have to just keep checking every few days because the prettier grips usually sell within a day or so of getting shown.
     
  3. BADSBSNF81

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    FYI it was made in 1995.
     
  4. SSN Vet

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    You scored big time.... Very sweet HP

    How's a dealer in MA going to sell anybody anything with a 13 round mag. :)
     
  5. 460Shooter

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    Nice score
     
  6. Dentite

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    One possible reason the design of the trigger departs from the 1911 is that when JMB began design of the Hi-Power/GP 35 as a contract military pistol for the French he had to work around the still-in-effect patents on the 1911 held by Colt.

    It would be interesting to see what the pistol would have ended up like if he had free range.
     
  7. Gordon

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    Yeah Esmeralda grips rule!
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    anothernewb, I had a couple of the fixed sight Practicals very shortly after they were released. 1990, IIRC. Wished I'd hung on to at least one. If you decide to sell that one to buy what you were originally looking for, you'll make money on that Practical...

    Just a comment on manufacture. Seems to have always been a misconception among American shooters who thought Browning, in the USA, made/make the only original "Browning Hi-Powers". All Browning Hi-Powers, whether recent, old, new, sorta old, sorta new, whether the first one ever made or the ones manufactured yesterday, were manufactured by Fabrique National in Belgium. "Browning" never manufactured a single one. I've seen numerous comments over the years expressing the that the FN is a good clone, that someone is looking for/has/wants to sell, etc. a genuine American Browning Hi-power. " Browning" is a more desireable rollmark in the US, but Browning or FN, same quality and made in the same place... Enjoy, you bought beautiful, and "real Browning Hi-Power" at a great price.
     
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