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Old 09-17-2012, 08:35 PM   #41
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I went with a 1971 theme in honor of the pistol
Your furniture background is OK, but you avatar leaves a bit to be desired.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:25 PM   #42
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Your furniture background is OK, but you avatar leaves a bit to be desired.
I saw others with coffee cups adorned with cartoon characters....so I played along.
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I saw others with coffee cups adorned with cartoon characters....so I played along.
Cartoon character. You are forgiven.
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My 1971 Belgian HP

Are those replacement grips? My Belgium Browing has the Browning logo on them.
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They are original...l wish I had the emblem.

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They are original...l wish I had the emblem.
Interesting, mine was manufactured in 1986. I guess they made some changes since 1971.
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Okay, last post was almost a month back...
This thread cannot die!!

I do not have a Hi-Power yet, but went to my fav LGS on Saturday and handled a couple. The fund for one has already begun. This will be my next pistol.
I would be very interested in a Hi-Power sub-forum!!!
Ok - quoting myself here but the countdown has begun....
Have been looking all over and my fav LGS had a new in box Mark III Hi-Power for $699 - I have been looking around and figured that this was a pretty smoking price.
(The other day I ran across a used one - excellent - even pristine - condition. But still used for $900)

I went back at lunch today and put $200 down on it to hold it & seal the price (this LGS has a 60 day same as cash layaway option too).
Now comes the wait & further saving. Can't wait.
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Ok, as promised here are a few quick cellphone pics of my new Hi Power...
It is new/old stock Mark III. Verified from serial # on Browning website that it was manufactured in late 1990 but it was unfired in original box. I have already removed the mag safety and have done some polishing/stoning to the sear/trigger interface. Trigger pull now measures at 4.5#. Took it out last weekend but only put around 45 rounds through it. Flawless & accurate!!!!
Going back out in the morning to shoot some more.


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I bought this from Abercrombie & Fitche in NYC in 1969 for $85, At the time it seemed like a lot of money considering my S&W mod10 service revolver was $39. It's the T-Series. I carried it as backup loaded up 13+1 Super Vels. I love that gun and did depend on it on more than one occasion. It's a wonderful weapon, but care must be taken with it.

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I bought this from Abercrombie & Fitche in NYC in 1969 for $85, At the time it seemed like a lot of money considering my S&W mod10 service revolver was $39. It's the T-Series. I carried it as backup loaded up 13+1 Super Vels. I love that gun and did depend on it on more than one occasion. It's a wonderful weapon, but care must be taken with it.
So at what point did that store become the Mecca of the yuppie if the used to sell cool stuff like Brownings. I mean at one point then in the stores life they actually had good taste. That's a absolutely gorgeous Hi Power with history too.
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