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Occupied Belgian HP

#1 Post by MustangHowie » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:40 am

This is a numbers matching Belgian High Power made when the Nazis occupied Belgium. waA140 bird on the barrel, slide and frame. I found this at a gun show.
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#2 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:54 am

your killing me.... Ditto on some of my other the other comments :)

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#3 Post by nobiz » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:38 pm

Do you mind sharing what you got it for?

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#4 Post by M67 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:44 pm

Wonderful piece of history. My opinion is that you have the best ww2 pistol.
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#5 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:39 pm

M67 wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:44 pm
Wonderful piece of history. My opinion is that you have the best ww2 pistol.
Why to you is it the best???

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#6 Post by M67 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:04 am

Why?
It was used by both sides in World War II. Ammunition (9x19) was generally widespread and available.
Browning Hi-Power provides the following criteria:
- Compact and simple single-action (SA) design good enough for military sidearm.
- maximum magazine capacity at that time- 13 rounds.
- It's robust and easy to disassemble and assemble.
- It has a "closed" design, which provides good protection against external influences (dirt, mud, rain..).
- It has great balance and provides good grip.
- It has "normal" weight, less then some other hand weapons in 9x19 calibre or in .45.
- Finally, it has useful safeties: a notch in half, manual thumb safety, a locking pin and a disconnect.

And it looks nice with nice curves with no sharp corners and edges.

That's just my amateur opinion.
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#7 Post by indy1919a4 » Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:54 pm

M67 wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:04 am
Why?
It was used by both sides in World War II. Ammunition (9x19) was generally widespread and available.
Browning Hi-Power provides the following criteria:
- Compact and simple single-action (SA) design good enough for military sidearm.
- maximum magazine capacity at that time- 13 rounds.
- It's robust and easy to disassemble and assemble.
- It has a "closed" design, which provides good protection against external influences (dirt, mud, rain..).
- It has great balance and provides good grip.
- It has "normal" weight, less then some other hand weapons in 9x19 calibre or in .45.
- Finally, it has useful safeties: a notch in half, manual thumb safety, a locking pin and a disconnect.

And it looks nice with nice curves with no sharp corners and edges.

That's just my amateur opinion.
Geez is that all :) Seriously all good points..

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Re: Occupied Belgian HP

#8 Post by MustangHowie » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:09 pm

No magazine diconnect, Nazis removed them. Gun show price was $500.

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#9 Post by nobiz » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:03 pm

That seems like a really good price. Nice find!

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Re: Occupied Belgian HP

#10 Post by MustangHowie » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:11 pm

I spotted it on a table and someone else picked it up. I waited for what seemed like hours for him to set it down. He sat it down and stepped aside, I think he was thinking about it. I stepped in, picked it up and saw the dirty birds and it was all over.

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