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Old 01-24-2014, 09:25 PM   #1
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Hello-

After over a year of searching for a new hi power standard, I was able to locate one.

The only problem is that the one I located is a mark III. I really want a standard model!

Besides the buleing and the grips, is there any other differences between the 2 models.

Also, is there a reason why the standard model is much harder to locate ?

Is one better than the other?

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Read this for a good explanation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browning_Hi-Power

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I know someone who carried a Browning Hi Power in Vietnam. He swears by the gun. Best damn gun ever he would say.

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Read this for a good explanation:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browning_Hi-Power
Thanks for the link!!
I have a Mk III but was not exactly sure of all the differences.
I can say that I love my Mk III - the finish is black epoxy and while it may not be quite as nice looking as the gloss Blued finish, it has held up very very well. Grips do not concern me much, as one the 1st things I did was put some Esmeralda's on mine anyway.
So sights are the only other difference. I may change out my sights one day but I dabbed some Testors fluorescent orange on my front sight post and mine have been great!
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Thanks all for the replies / link

Just out of curiosity, is the standard blued model more desirable than the mkiii ( or vice versa?)

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I acquired my Browning a few years ago...just before the current snafu we're all dealing with. It is a MKIII and I actually ordered it from a store. Just went in and asked if they were a browning dealer. They said they don't carry them much any more as they are expensive and don't sell well.

They said they could order one...I said HECK YEAH! Viola...three days later I was shooting my brand new Browning...my favorite at the time....still love that gun!

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My first one was a John Inglis that I have no idea how it got down to the lower 48 but there it was at a shop in Dothan AL!. When I had a nice fat (for that time) service paycheck in 1980. I let that go to a Kuwaiti Aviator as a "Gesture of friendship" in late 1990. Said Aviator was riding third chair on a few recons a few weeks prior to the upswing in action and kept us away from Saddam's SAM's...
The Current one is a Mk III that had dark wood grips that got changed out for rubber ones...5 13 rounders and 2-22 Rounders on the mags. No Shoulder stock but i'D love to find an old one with a stock one of these days...
I'm looking for a good chest rig for this like the one I had for my 92's and M9...
Yes Mouser mine looks like yours except more wear...I'm thinking about having one of the smiths stipple the outer trigger guard...

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I have a couple of pictures in this thread:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f180/hi-power-picture-thread-85055/

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My first one was a John Inglis that I have no idea how it got down to the lower 48 but there it was at a shop in Dothan AL!. When I had a nice fat (for that time) service paycheck in 1980. I let that go to a Kuwaiti Aviator as a "Gesture of friendship" in late 1990. Said Aviator was riding third chair on a few recons a few weeks prior to the upswing in action and kept us away from Saddam's SAM's...
The Current one is a Mk III that had dark wood grips that got changed out for rubber ones...5 13 rounders and 2-22 Rounders on the mags. No Shoulder stock but i'D love to find an old one with a stock one of these days...
I'm looking for a good chest rig for this like the one I had for my 92's and M9...
Yes Mouser mine looks like yours except more wear...I'm thinking about having one of the smiths stipple the outer trigger guard...
Take a look at the Chesty Puller Shoulder Rig from Simply Rugged Holsters.
It is the WWII military style with the strap across the chest.
I have a Cuda holster from them and carry my Mk III Hi Power in the CP shoulder rig in that.
Love it.

Oh also you can adjust the leather straps and carry the firearm across your chest (as well as under the shoulder).
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Take a look at the Chesty Puller Shoulder Rig from Simply Rugged Holsters.

It is the WWII military style with the strap across the chest.

I have a Cuda holster from them and carry my Mk III Hi Power in the CP shoulder rig in that.

Love it.



Oh also you can adjust the leather straps and carry the firearm across your chest (as well as under the shoulder).

Thanks! I will look it up....
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