My newest acquisition is a surplus FEG clone of the Hi-Power. It is another classic design which I wanted for my collection. An original FN would certainly by nice, but as they stopped production a year ago, prices are steadily climbing. For my purposes, the FEG fits in nicely. It is an early version, being a close copy of a pre-Mk II FN. Parts are interchangeable. The most notable difference is the bottom of the front strap is flared out a bit on the FEG. It was "farm fresh" but with a very good bore when I got it off of Gun Broker. The grips were halfway coated with peeling black paint with no finish at all in spots. I was able to scrub off the paint and applied a couple coats of Tru-oil, then toned down the shine with steel wool. A few crusty spots on the metal were scrubbed down with a piece of copper Chore-Boy, then the whole thing rubbed down with Flitz. A little bit of pitting and good amount of holster wear remain, but I kind of like the well used look, gives it character. Trigger pull was pretty stiff, so I opted for the often recommended removal of the magazine disconnect. The pin holding the disconnect to the trigger took a lot of pounding to remove. After I finally got it out, I attempted to pop out the disconnect as all the manuals and videos say to do. No go. I ended up having to punch out the trigger pin (came out with no trouble) and remove the trigger assembly. The disconnect was stuck in there pretty good, I had to use a pliers to pull it out. It went back together OK, but later discovered that when the disconnect is in place, it helps to stabilize the trigger lever. With it removed, the trigger lever was occasionally able to pop out of its slot, making the trigger non-functional until the slide was removed and the lever put back into place. The trigger itself also seemed kind of loose and sloppy. I removed the trigger assembly once again and observed that the end of the trigger spring that rests on the trigger lever lug appeared to be bent sllightly upward. I straightened the spring, put the assembly back in the gun, and discovered that the spring now put more tension on the spring lever, keeping it properly in its channel. The trigger sloppiness also disappeared. Problem solved. I ran 100 rounds of Geco FMJ through it without a hitch. Ejection was very positive and consistent. Accuracy was pretty good. I think I got a good shooter for a fraction of the price of a FN, I'm pretty happy with it.