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Posted: 6/6/2003 10:22:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2005 8:50:19 AM EDT by HUNTER223]
i just thought i'd give you guys a permanent place to post pics of your beloved BROWNING HI POWERS (ONLY).
HUNTER.
Link Posted: 6/7/2003 9:38:13 PM EDT
Here's my new FN Hi Power.

Link Posted: 6/8/2003 5:36:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2003 9:50:06 PM EDT by Striker]
Link Posted: 6/8/2003 6:06:05 PM EDT
My old FN made Buenos Aires cop gun.
Link Posted: 6/8/2003 8:44:00 PM EDT
How in the heck do you post pics? I seem to be having some trouble!
Link Posted: 6/8/2003 9:58:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/8/2003 10:15:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/9/2003 4:09:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2007 1:03:56 AM EDT by ken_mays]
Inglis, Chinese contract
1972 Belgian
FEG



Reworked the FEG to make it more usable and refinished it:

Link Posted: 6/10/2003 9:55:30 PM EDT
Dang. I was wanting to post some pics-- oh well.
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 7:28:31 PM EDT
Hey guys,

This is the Hi Power that I asked you all about last fall - I was able to get it used for $350 and am very happy with it! I appreciate all your answers and advice in helping me purchase my first Browning.

It appears to be some kind of former police or military pistol that was imported at some point in its life. It has some interesting armory markings stamped on it, and the only thing stamped on the slide is "F.N.Browning" - I'm considering upgrading the sights and safety, but I may just leave it as is - a classic, basic Browning.

http://www.mindspring.com/~drolsen/hipower1.jpg

http://www.mindspring.com/~drolsen/hipower2.jpg

Dave
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 7:01:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/21/2003 2:35:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/21/2003 2:36:30 PM EDT by joker223]
Sorry Striker-- I've been out of town.



No, I don't have any place to host them. Are there any places you can host them for free?
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:31:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 5:49:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Striker:

Originally Posted By joker223:
Sorry Striker-- I've been out of town.



No, I don't have any place to host them. Are there any places you can host them for free?


groups.msn.com/home.msnw?pgmarket=en-us
You have to create a group. I've had pics hosted here for over a year. Free.



Not to mention if ya pay your dues here you can use ARFCOM.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 4:28:31 PM EDT
thanks Striker!!

W-W I'm considering joining up on here as well-- I'm not on here that much, but lately I've been on here quite a bit... Thanks for all of the info and I'll see about posting them on there--

joker223
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 8:14:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2003 8:14:43 PM EDT by cduarte]
here are my hipowers. From top to bottom, Browning Practical, FN MK111, FEG-PJK, FM (Argentine).


Link Posted: 6/23/2003 8:29:52 PM EDT
They are all nice...I'm partial to the FN tho.
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 11:22:32 AM EDT


It now has about 10,000 more rounds on it since this picture and except for the KKM Match Barrel breaking is holding up well. I've been real impressed with the Roguard/NP3 finish.
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 11:27:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cduarte:
here are my hipowers. From top to bottom, Browning Practical, FN MK111, FEG-PJK, FM (Argentine).


user.ntplx.net/~cduarte/hipowers.jpg




me=envy
Link Posted: 7/12/2003 10:42:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bartholomew_Roberts:





Thats YOUR Browning?? Ive seen pics of it before. BEAUTIFUL.
Link Posted: 7/13/2003 1:18:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2010 4:32:37 PM EDT by SGB]


1977 Belgium
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 5:10:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/14/2003 10:27:51 PM EDT
Bart Roberts,
That IS a sweet piece. What kind of hammer is that? And the grips? I'd like to get that hammer on mine.
Link Posted: 7/20/2003 11:35:43 AM EDT
The hammer is a Cylinder and Slide Commander style hammer. The grips are Spegel Cocobolo grips. I've been very pleased with both although the Cocobolo gets darker over time as it soaks up sweat and oil. It has a Roguard/NP3 finish.

Here is the same gun 11,498 rounds and 3 years of regular carry later:






Link Posted: 7/20/2003 6:56:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bartholomew_Roberts:
www.ont.com/users/kolya/HiPo01.jpg

It now has about 10,000 more rounds on it since this picture and except for the KKM Match Barrel breaking is holding up well. I've been real impressed with the Roguard/NP3 finish.



I was told to stay away from KKM Barrels-When and how did it fail?
Link Posted: 7/21/2003 9:41:21 AM EDT
Here are the details on the KKM break (skip down to the April 20, 2002 entry)

www.ont.com/users/kolya/HiPo.htm

That page is my little online Hi-Power diary. I keep track of round count and what breaks so that others can get an idea of what to expect. I am getting ready to update it for the 3yr. birthday of the custom work.
Link Posted: 7/27/2003 5:30:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2003 11:11:25 PM EDT by Furet]
Here is my HP pratical in 40S&W.

Link Posted: 7/28/2003 1:18:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2003 1:19:21 AM EDT by Lumpy196]
My plain jane MKIII with some sweet Spegel Rosewood grips.

One of these days when I have a real job, it'll go to Novak for the Spec Ops package.

Link Posted: 7/28/2003 2:20:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bartholomew_Roberts:
Here are the details on the KKM break (skip down to the April 20, 2002 entry)

www.ont.com/users/kolya/HiPo.htm

That page is my little online Hi-Power diary. I keep track of round count and what breaks so that others can get an idea of what to expect. I am getting ready to update it for the 3yr. birthday of the custom work.



Very informative reading, especially the part about dealing with Kurt. Also good stuff about Roguard and NP3, looks like you're discovering these finishes aren't as durable as some folks would have you believe.
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 3:07:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/28/2003 3:10:30 PM EDT by Bartholomew_Roberts]

My plain jane MKIII with some sweet Spegel Rosewood grips.


Lumpy, doesn't look plain to me at all. I like that combo - it looks sharp.


Very informative reading, especially the part about dealing with Kurt.


Well, to be fair to Wickamnn's, the work he did was excellent. No complaints at all with it. I just didn't feel comfortable doing business with him anymore because I had no idea what was going on and nobody was talking to me to let me know.


ken_mays:

Also good stuff about Roguard and NP3, looks like you're discovering these finishes aren't as durable as some folks would have you believe.


Well, they aren't an indestructible uber-finish to be sure. In particular I've found the claim that you can run NP3 dry because it is self-lubricating to be an exaggeration. The gun will work like that; but the NP3 will wear off and a lot faster than it would with a little lube too. I think most people don't notice the increased wear because the bare metal isn't a much different color than the dull grey of NP3.

Having said that; both the recoil spring guide and the firing pin retaining plate had a nearly perfect coating of NP3 even after the parts themselves had cracked from mechanical stress.

As you can see in the second set of pictures, Roguard does wear with use; but considering the amount of use, I am pretty pleased. Compared to Black-T (the only other space age finish I was able to comapre it against) or traditional finishes, Roguard comes out way on top.

Here is a new shot of the slide:


Here is the same slide at about 4,500 rounds:


Here it is at 11,482 rounds:


Note: In last picture, NP3'd match barrel has been replaced with uncoated stock barrel and the firing pin retaining plate notch is broken on one side

So, all in all, not too bad in the wear resistance department.

Link Posted: 7/28/2003 4:25:48 PM EDT
Thats a shame about Kurt, considering he used to be Novak's HP guy. Ive heard that he was good for while when he first went off on his own, but has become bad at communication.
Link Posted: 7/29/2003 9:05:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/29/2003 9:06:54 AM EDT by 0DDJ0B]
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 8:39:39 AM EDT
Here is my BHP in 40 S&W. It is not the best picture but here it is anyway.



Link Posted: 8/3/2003 1:16:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 4:57:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bcr308:
Here is my BHP in 40 S&W. It is not the best picture but here it is anyway.

www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid59/p05a90911584bbe3c9a9b7ecdbed93bf9/fc5bd154.jpg




Thats very nice, who did the work?
Link Posted: 8/5/2003 6:28:11 AM EDT
Thanks Lumpy. Arizona Response Systems did the smithing and Armadillo Refinishing did the coating.

bcr308
Link Posted: 8/5/2003 10:41:48 PM EDT
yeah the grey-black contrast i pretty slick.
Link Posted: 3/2/2004 7:04:09 PM EDT




I just bought this (haven't seen it yet but I hope it looks as good as the pictures.) and was thinking about getting some custom work done to it (maybe an AMBI safety, trigger job with C&S hammer and Sear, and Novak Night sights)

Or I might just bob the hammer add the ambi-safety and melonite treat the metal, basically making the trigger components 50-55RC like the C&S components. I'll have to talk to EGSW and see if they think that would do the trick.

I was hoping to see some pictures of some custom hi-powers to get some ideas.

Also I kind of like the idea of a re-contoured ambi safety from a MKIII hi-power, does anyone have a MKIII Ambi safety they could sell?
Link Posted: 3/2/2004 7:38:37 PM EDT
Anybody know if Olympic Arms BHP barrels are any good? Will the gun shoot better with one drop-in fitted?

Are they one piece? or two?
Link Posted: 3/11/2004 8:35:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/14/2010 11:09:47 AM EDT by GREY15]
My new Novak Hi Power.

Link Posted: 3/11/2004 11:13:09 PM EDT
SIGH


One day my Browning will go to Novak's...
Link Posted: 3/12/2004 10:35:57 PM EDT
Lumpy,

Trust me it will be the best money you have ever spent! I am hooked ;-)
Link Posted: 3/19/2004 9:01:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By joker223:
Dang. I was wanting to post some pics-- oh well.



Go to www.hunt101.com free picture hosting.
Link Posted: 4/5/2004 8:18:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2004 8:30:39 PM EDT


Here is my Hi-Power.

Its stock except for an extended slide release and navidrex grips.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 11:29:05 PM EDT
Here is a Picture of my mint 1966 era Hi-Power. Carried by my grandfather doing private security back in the day!
http://pics.montypics.com/cooterbrown/2004-05-14/1084591603_P35.jpg
Link Posted: 6/1/2004 6:56:58 AM EDT
Here's mine. 1978, handengraved: Renaissance theme, Nill stipled grips.
Sorry for the poor quality (pic was taken with cheap digital cam)

Link Posted: 6/22/2004 3:30:54 AM EDT
I purchased this MK I BHP new in 1987 to celebrate my 21st birthday. It was the first gun I ever owned and the one I had always lusted for. She’s had some basic work (e.g. mag safety removal, crowned barrel, polished feed ramp and a respectable 5# trigger job) but, cosmetically, she remains as natural as the day she was born (grips don’t count).

Shown here with my FAL and a bar of Galler milk chocolate - the Belgian Royal Warrant Holder - and the smoothest chocolate you'll ever taste.

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v252/Dascoyne/belgian_04a3.jpg
Link Posted: 7/21/2004 9:02:47 PM EDT
Hi-Power Practical, 2003 model. It's the only SA auto pistol I own, but also the sexiest of them all:

http://hollowpoint.bei.t-online.de/small_hp-1-cockedandlocked_right.jpg

Link Posted: 8/30/2004 4:36:51 PM EDT

My new FN Herstal MKIII 9mm
Link Posted: 9/22/2004 1:52:51 AM EDT
Well my Inglis just showed up today and WOW! She is as close to a new Inglis Hi-power as I've ever seen. The grease in side of her and the mag looks like the original factory grease and the barrel looks new other than proof firing. There are some handling marks but this baby is amazing!



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