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Posted: 3/12/2005 10:19:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/12/2005 10:21:00 PM EDT by DienBienPhu54]
Im curious how old the one I have is? I got it at a PAWN SHOP back in 1996 and it looked well used.

it's clone of a classic 1960's Browning High Power

were they imported during the 80"s?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 2:14:54 AM EDT
I remember back in '84, I was poking around in a pawnshop/gunstore in Hawthorne, CA that was a firepower bonanza, I tell ya; Thompsons, HK's, AR's, all kinds of stuff in their racks. In one of the pistol cases, they had several of the Hungarian Hi-Power copies, one of them being in Stainless. That stainless gun was beautifully made, too...
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:25:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 7:15:52 AM EDT by thedr13]
I don't know exactly when they started coming over here but I bought one back in the late eighties for $135 NIB. It shot very well. I never had one problem with it. I wish I still had it. It got stolen.
I bought another one used in 2000 and it was a POS. I traded it for CZ75B.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 6:29:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 8:15:43 AM EDT
In the mid 80's, my father had a Kassnar/KBI Hi-Power, and to this day, the only HP I have had any experience with that was better, was a friends' Novak Special Ops! That was one fine shooting econo-blaster!
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 9:45:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 9:48:05 AM EDT by DienBienPhu54]
on the left side of the slide the markings are:

Imported by Kassnar Imports Inc.

Harrisburg PA 17112

the right side of the slide is marked:

PJK-9HP FEG Budapest

Made in Hungary

the serial number range is: F 25xxx

my guess is it was probably imported around 1985-86"
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