Who can school me on browning highpowers?

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  1. JGguns

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    I am looking at possibly trading into a browning highpower. Is there anything I should know about these guns before trading? Anything specific to look for? Thanks
     
  2. GlockFish

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    tag. I've been thinking about getting one too.
     

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  4. JGguns

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    I have shot them before and love but I know nothing about them. Also if anyone is able to I have the sn number so I can find out its DOB...
     
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    The ultimate 9mm regarding class, style, and quality. Every man of distinction should have one.

    Class dismissed.
     
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    I'd say it easily ranked as the very best 9mm combat pistol until 1975. The CZ75 and original Beretta 92 made their debut in 75, but the P35 is never a poor choice.
     
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  8. JGguns

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    Thanks for the link JB, both are excellent!
     
  9. oldnoob

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    The first step of getting a Hi Power is to make sure you are looking at a Browning/FN. If you post your SN# we can make sure you didn't get the wrong clone HP. FEG at one point of time actually roll mark "Fabrique Nationale Herstal Belgique".
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    The pictures above is NOT a genuine FN Hi Power.

    Here is Browning Hi Power's SN# http://www.browning.com/customerservice/dategun/detail.asp?id=35
     
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    Damn right. :thumbsup:

    Mr. Camp is actually a member in GT. I will guess with post title as "Who can school me on browning highpowers?", he will be with us momentary. :popcorn:
     
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    Just my personal preference here. But I was born after '75, and I will choose HP/GP/P35 over CZ/Beretta in any circumstanced.
     
  12. El_Ron1

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    A genuine Hi-Power may or may not have a Browning roll mark but it will be manufactured by FN or John Inglis and Company.
     
  13. FireForged

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    There is a browning HP subforum here on GT. I cant think of a single negative thing to say about the BHP. I here some talk about trigger creep and the like. I just have no idea how anyone has time to consider trigger creep when you pull a pistol from a hoslter and fire it. I was asked what I thought of the trigger on my BHP many years ago (when I carried it). All I can say is that (on the range) I draw the weapon, find the target and pull the trigger.
     
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    I'm fortunate enough to own just about all the top 9mms, but the Hi-Power will always be my favorite. :hearts:



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    Theres better than the old school HP. Most are out of frontline service in armys around the world and L.E. to. Once used by the CIA but here to replaced by the G19. Cracked frames are common in military pistols in the UK with HPs There not made for +P ammo and have caveman cocked and locked carry mode. Not the best choice for a defence 9mm.
     
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    Cocked and locked is not a problem, it's kinda like driving a stick, you don't even think about it.
     
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    A typical post by fowler. :rofl:


    Hey genuis, cocked and locked is the way the most popular pistol in the world is carried. Its called the 1911.
     
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    Current production FNs don't have problems with frame cracking and can eat a regular diet of +P ammo. After FN went to investment cast frames and better heat treating the cracking issues went away (for both the 9mm AND the 40 S&W models). The HP is now a tough-as-nails pistol and an absolute classic.
     
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    ...what planet are you from?
     
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    I almost forget, to the OP. The 1911 forum has a really nice Hi Power sub forum.