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Quiz: Can you ID this pistol?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Zak Smith, Jun 18, 2004.

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  1. Zak Smith

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    That LOOKS like John Browning's original prototype for the Hi-Power/GP-35; Herstal, Belgium?
     
  3. Zak Smith

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    Too easy, apparently!

    According to the label, it was the original Hi-Power design from JMB. I saw this at the John Browning museum in Ogden UT. The attendent said that there was at least one production run made of these.

    The differences from this model "HP" to the BHP we know and love are striking!

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    -z
     
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    First guess would be the

    second prototype of the Browning Hi-Power.

    I would expect that pistol to be in Belgium, but don't really know.



    edited to add: I was close, you posted the answer as I was typing. Thanks for the quiz.
     
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    That's because the one you pictured is 100% John Moses Browning.
    The BHP we know and love was finalized long after his death.
     
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