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Posted: 6/12/2003 3:35:35 PM EDT
Hey guys,

Last fall, I was considering buying a used Hi Power and received a lot of advice and answers from you all before I eventually purchased it. I'm very happy with it - it's a great, classic pistol.

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

I still would love to know what the markings on my pistol mean - I believe it's an imported former military or police pistol. I uploaded some cropping from the above image that hopefully someone might recognize:

http://www.mindspring.com/~drolsen/stamp1.jpg

http://www.mindspring.com/~drolsen/stamp2.jpg

The stamp on the slide in the second photo looks like a "T" with an asterisk over it - it didn't come out well in the photo.

If anyone can point me towards some information on the history of this pistol, I would be very grateful.

Thanks again to all of you for your help with my great pistol!

Dave
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 6:47:58 PM EDT
Dave,

Looks like a standard Argentine Military HP. What markings does the slide have?
Link Posted: 6/12/2003 6:57:49 PM EDT
Aside from the "T" stamp, the only other markings on the slide are "F.N.Browning" - here's a picture of the other side:

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

Most of the Hi Powers I've seen at least said "Hi Power" on them somewhere, so I thought this was unusual, but then I'm not familiar with Argentine Brownings. Have you see this kind of simple marking before?

Thanks for the reply,

Dave
Link Posted: 6/13/2003 7:43:49 AM EDT
Dave,

Looks like you have one of the commercial Argentines that came in a few years ago. I have one myself that'll I'll have to dig out to compare.
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