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1950s FN Browning Hi-Power

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1950s FN Browning Hi-Power

#1 Post by LCPfraTN » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:19 pm

Thought I'd add a little gun porn to this category. This is my oldest Hi-Power. I picked it up as a C&R gun from AIM a few years ago.
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#2 Post by Hippycrowe » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:26 am

I really like those pistols I bought a police trade in mk 3 and it is very accurate pistol and never fails. I believe the same guy who designed the Fn 49 and Fal finished the High power design. Yours looks better than mine

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#3 Post by Sarge » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:48 am

I have several M35/HPs. One that I carried in Viet Nam. It is an early 60 vintage military contrakt pistol.
Today my carry gun is also an early 60 vintage HP. Wouldn't consider anything else! I did remove the mag safety on both it and the one I used in RVN.
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#4 Post by LCPfraTN » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:28 am

Wow, I'm surprised that you carried a Hi-Power in Nam. I would have guessed a 1911. I carried a 1911 during my first year or so in the Marine Corps, but carried a .38 revolver the rest of my time while I was on MSG duty.

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#5 Post by schmedly » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:57 pm

hippycrow The HiPower was designed by John Browing , He passed befor the pistol was finished . The chief designer at FN finished work on the design , I believe his magor contribution was modding the design for the then new double stack mag . He also designed the FN 49 and the FAL . I have a mark III that I truely love . I will get a Canic TP9V2 for my carry arm , 18 rounds in the mag , DA/sa and a decocker !
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#6 Post by Hippycrowe » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:50 pm

Only thing I don't like is the paint mine was made in 96 I think and paint is falling off I may have it stripped some day and Blued. The HP feels nice in your hand than a Beretta. I once saw a comparison between a Sig and ww2 HP the Sig won more accurate but the Hp was really worn so it was not a good comparison.

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#7 Post by dogboysdad » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:16 am

My WWII High Powers are plenty accurate.

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