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Old 10-26-2013, 16:00   #1
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Browning Hi-Power 9mm

Lately, I've been consolidating my pistols to either 9mm or 45acp and the Glock 20SF is the last to go to the trading block. The first shop didn't want a 10mm saying it was difficult to sell and I didn't see much that I wanted anyway.

Good thing, because it prompted me to go to another shop that I don't often frequent. I immediately spotted this Browning and after a little haggling, this sweet thing, along with 3 mags, found a new home and they were very happy to have the Glock. According to the serial numbers, I believe it was manufactured in 1979. Most likely the grips will be replaced very soon.

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Old 10-26-2013, 16:21   #2
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Very nice.

I had a hi-power years ago. Sadly a thief made off with it.

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Old 10-26-2013, 16:24   #3
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Nice score willie.

Try those Pacs out before you discard them. While they are far from pretty they work real fine (for moi at any rate).
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Old 10-26-2013, 17:03   #4
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Congrats Willie! The BHP is my favorite 9mm.

Without looking up the serial number, I can tell its late 70's/early 80's from those rear sights. Just get some nice grips for it and you'll be goo to go.

Its about time you got a nice classic 9mm, instead of all that new stuff...
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Old 10-26-2013, 17:05   #5
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Very nice find!
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Old 10-26-2013, 17:15   #6
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I only own two 9 mm's one is a G19 the other a Hi Power and the Hi Power was first. SJ 40
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Congrats Willie! The BHP is my favorite 9mm. ...

Its about time you got a nice classic 9mm, instead of all that new stuff...
Sadly, you traditionalist's are having an effect on my better judgment.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:26   #8
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The best 9 ever made right there. congrats!!!
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Old 10-27-2013, 04:18   #9
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Sadly, you traditionalist's are having an effect on my better judgment.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:37   #10
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It seems that I've got a Hi-Power 'Sports' Model which was a basic classic design with adjustable sights that were manufacture from 1971 through the early eighty's. Later classics included the long "hognose" bushing and most came with walnut grips.

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Congrats! I recently picked up a pristine 1972 fixed sight BHP myself. And for a steal at that! Classic gun for sure.

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Congrats! I recently picked up a pristine 1972 fixed BHP myself. And for a steal at that! Classic gun for sure.
I'd say a very nice find, and a good trade deal.

The High-Power has been whispering to me for years, but I haven't come across a really clean one to buy. And, I haven't shot one. Generally speaking, do they perform as well (good trigger, reliable feed/eject) as they are handsome to look at?
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Old 10-27-2013, 14:03   #13
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I hate these BHP threads. A Hi-Power is at the top of my to acquire list. I hope once I have some money the Cole's Israeli surplus Mark III will still be available or stumble onto a great deal. The only problem with that is I have never seen a Hi Power in any of my local or not as local gun stores. I did see a FEG clone recently, but the price was too high for the condition and I wasn't sure if it was a true clone or the BHP/S&W bastard child.

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Old 10-27-2013, 14:43   #14
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Nice, Hi power.. I am a fan myself. On a side note, I don't know that I would post my entire serial number on a gun forum.
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Old 10-27-2013, 16:35   #15
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On a side note, I don't know that I would post my entire serial number on a gun forum.
I've been posting ENTIRE serial numbers for many years.

Who the hell cares?
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I'd say a very nice find, and a good trade deal.

The High-Power has been whispering to me for years, but I haven't come across a really clean one to buy. And, I haven't shot one. Generally speaking, do they perform as well (good trigger, reliable feed/eject) as they are handsome to look at?
The triggers aren't the best in stock form, but I'm used to them at this point.

Accuracy is decent. Ergos are outstanding.
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The best 9 ever made right there. congrats!!!
Agreed. I love them. Here's my 1960 model.


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Old 10-27-2013, 16:58   #18
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Here's my '62


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Here's my 1999 tangent sight model


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Here's my 2003 Portugeuse assembled model.


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