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Picked up a new BHP

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dentite, May 9, 2012.

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  1. Dentite

    Dentite Member

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    New to me anyway...Israeli surplus.

    '68 T-series with "updated" hammer, ambi safety and grips.

    It's a little rough but I'll take the parkerized finish over the painted variety you sometimes see in these Israeli BHPs.

    The bore looks new and the internals look good. A bit of surface removed, mag disconnect removed and cleaned up:

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    With my near mint '90 MkIII:

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    While the sights aren't horrible this one might get some Novaks in the future.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

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    Super. Tell us how she shoots. Nice pics.
     
  3. Dr.Rob

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    Reparking isn't terribly expensive. Let us know how it shoots.

    I have always felt a parked BHP to be the best all steel service pistol.
     
  4. mattmann

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    Mind me asking how much this was?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR
     
  5. Dentite

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    Sure, picked it up for $400 and after shipping and transfer I was at $435.

    Ordered from Royal Tiger/IO but they are out of the $399 ones now.
     
  6. rellascout

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    Looks like a older T series with the hammer and thumb safety swapped out with MKII/MKIII parts.

    Nice find tells us how it shoots.
     
  7. mattmann

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    Thanks man. I don't know much about that pistol. Might have to look into one for my collection. See this is why i hate these sites! Lol

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  8. wrench

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    Even used and beat up, there is no better looking pistol than the Hipower!:D
     
  9. pm9mm

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    I just pickup up one of these Israeli surplus pistols too. Mine is an even older Gen1 also with "updated" grips and hammer. I am curious of about the date of manufacture. It has proven to be an accurate and reliable shooter and produces probably the smallest groups of any 9mm I own, probably because of the weight and grip size. Mine was from Royal Tiger also.

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  10. Doubting Thomas

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    About ten years ago some Mk II and III FN Israelis were on the market for $289 with an IWB holster and three mags. I ordered one and got a Mk. III in the 245 series with enameled finish. It was a Mk. III in all respects except for the old style small safety which I replaced with a C&S. Also installed a replacement lanyard loop for the missing one and a set of Spegel delrin stocks. The finish had some nicks and dings but overall was pretty nice. It was obvious that the pistol had been fired very little. I picked up some Mec-Gar mags and all in all it's one very nice gun. I should have ordered about ten of them!
     
  11. MrDig

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    I could not agree more. I used to think that there was no real difference between a Browning and the Copies like the PJK 9HP and the FM 90/95 but now that I own a real Browning I know there is a huge difference.
    I really like JMB designs. But the Browning Hi-Power was the first true wonder 9mm
     
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