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bac1023
08-25-2012, 08:27
Well, I just picked up the second Hi-Power from this thread. :supergrin:

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1436998#13459034443411&ifh=44

This model is two years newer than the model in my last thread. In those two years, the Hi Power lost the thumbprint and the serial number on the slide.

Just like the 1960 model, I don't believe it was ever fired. The gun and grips are absolutely mint and it certainly doesn't look like the mag was ever loaded. The bluing is amazing.

As many know, the Hi Power is my all time favorite 9mm and I feel its one of the best looking pistols ever produced. Its just a true classic in every way. :cool:

Any thoughts on my new addition from all you Hi Power fans? Its not quite a collectable as my 1960 version, as it doesn't have the slide dent and it also didn't come with the original pouch. However, its an incredibly sleek and sexy example of an early Belgian HP. :)

Please enjoy the pics...


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/026-2.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/001-16.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/029-1.jpg

bac1023
08-25-2012, 08:27
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/005-21.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/004-23.jpg



Here's a couple quick pics of it with my 1960 model. What's interesting is how the shade and color of the walnut grips differ from batch to batch. In the second pic, you can see the differences.

These two pistols are really the highlights of my year. They're the two nicest vintage Hi Powers I've ever seen. :cool:


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/021-2.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/002-28.jpg

bac1023
08-25-2012, 08:40
Here they are with a couple of my other HPs.

From left to right: 1999, 2003, 1960, and 1962

The 2003 model is one of those Portugese assembled models. The other three are all Belgian. :)

Note the internal extractors of the older models. The external extractor started in the mid 1960's.


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/003-15.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/005-22.jpg

38 Super Fan
08-25-2012, 09:17
Wow, congrats again Brian. :thumbsup:

KalashniKEV
08-25-2012, 10:32
Much sleeker than mine:

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r220/Kalashnikev/Pistols/IMG_1238.jpg

:)

Paul7
08-25-2012, 11:01
Brian, do you see much difference with the Portugese model?

bac1023
08-25-2012, 11:52
Brian, do you see much difference with the Portugese model?

Not really in comparing it to my later model Belgian. The older models seem tighter though.

It just sucks having the Portuguese stamp on the slide. The Portugese model isn't blued either. Its a black coating of some sort.

TxGun
08-25-2012, 11:54
Another beauty!

bac1023
08-25-2012, 12:04
Wow, congrats again Brian. :thumbsup:

Thanks Cody :cool:

Cole125
08-25-2012, 12:20
Another nice one, congrats! :cool:

BHP have to be some of the best looking handguns ever made.

bac1023
08-25-2012, 12:23
BHP have to be some of the best looking handguns ever made.

Oh, no doubt.

I put it right behind the 1911 as the best looking two pistols ever built.

G26S239
08-25-2012, 12:42
It looks great, congrats bac.

dakrat
08-25-2012, 13:58
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/005-22.jpg

your HP family is growing. congrats! I love the grips on the second HP from the left

bac1023
08-25-2012, 14:04
your HP family is growing. congrats! I love the grips on the second HP from the left

Thanks

That's the Portuguese asembled model. The grips do show the nicest grain pattern.

I have a couple other HPs that I didn't picture here too.

doolyd
08-25-2012, 14:30
How do you always find such mint firearms? Do you pay top dollar or do you also get fairly good deals? I never seem to come across anything as nice as a lot of what you post and if I do they want hundreds more than fair price.

Please enlighten.

raven11
08-25-2012, 14:39
I don't mean to hijack your thread. But is there a quality difference between the newly made BHP compared to the older ones?

bac1023
08-25-2012, 15:15
How do you always find such mint firearms? Do you pay top dollar or do you also get fairly good deals? I never seem to come across anything as nice as a lot of what you post and if I do they want hundreds more than fair price.

Please enlighten.

I do find a lot of very good deals. However, I pretty much paid top dollar for those two recent HPs.

I got them on Gunbroker.

bac1023
08-25-2012, 15:18
I don't mean to hijack your thread. But is there a quality difference between the newly made BHP compared to the older ones?

They do have a tighter build and I like the bluing much better on the older models.

There's definitely more hand craftsmanship in the older models.

bac1023
08-25-2012, 17:11
Much sleeker than mine:

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r220/Kalashnikev/Pistols/IMG_1238.jpg

:)

That's a nice looking pistol :)

ca survivor
08-25-2012, 18:40
as always, very nice

bac1023
08-25-2012, 20:11
as always, very nice

Thanks :wavey:

hogship
08-25-2012, 20:43
Nice one, bac.....

Must be time to think about another safe.........to add to the other 16 safes!


:supergrin:

ooc

Glock40man
08-25-2012, 22:05
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/003-15.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/005-22.jpg

Nice collection!:cool:

bac1023
08-26-2012, 04:11
Nice one, bac.....

Must be time to think about another safe.........to add to the other 16 safes!


:supergrin:

ooc

:rofl:

Thanks hog :)

craig19
08-26-2012, 07:31
Very nice, BAC! I love Hi-Powers, it was the first 9mm I ever shot, and it has held a special place with me. I only have an FEG right, some day I'll pick up a real one.

bac1023
08-26-2012, 15:42
Very nice, BAC! I love Hi-Powers, it was the first 9mm I ever shot, and it has held a special place with me. I only have an FEG right, some day I'll pick up a real one.

Thanks

The FEG guns are good quality pistols.

deadite
08-26-2012, 16:17
Beautiful!

I've held a Hi-Power before, but I've never shot one. It felt really great in my hand, so I assume that I'll need one in the future. ;)

deadite

bac1023
08-26-2012, 16:42
You definitely need one, Matt. :)

glock2740
08-26-2012, 17:02
Congrats Brian! :thumbsup:The roll continues on. :cool: I HAVE to get a BHP someday. I have some special plans for it after I do. After I saw this pic of a BHP that Tussey shortened and had hardchromed, I've wanted that exact gun ever since.

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/05.jpg

:hearts: 8===D - - - -


:rofl:

c01
08-26-2012, 17:05
Another beauty!


I agree very much.


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Berto
08-26-2012, 17:15
Nice. It looks like that one got in before the extractor change the same year.

bac1023
08-26-2012, 18:34
Nice. It looks like that one got in before the extractor change the same year.

I thought the extractor changed a couple years later, actually.

bac1023
08-26-2012, 18:34
Congrats Brian! :thumbsup:The roll continues on. :cool: I HAVE to get a BHP someday. I have some special plans for it after I do. After I saw this pic of a BHP that Tussey shortened and had hardchromed, I've wanted that exact gun ever since.

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/05.jpg

:hearts: 8===D - - - -


:rofl:

I've always liked that custom too, Joe. :)

Berto
08-26-2012, 18:46
I thought the extractor changed a couple years later, actually.

Nope. 1962.

bac1023
08-26-2012, 19:05
Nope. 1962.

:cool:

bac1023
08-26-2012, 19:29
Berto, do you know exactly when the slide dent was eliminated?

Berto
08-26-2012, 19:38
Nope.:supergrin:
I never liked it anyway.

ETA; I used to spend time on the old FNHIPOWER forum when i was on a BHP kick, learned quite a bit, but never was too concerned about the stepped slide, 'thumbprint' and long slide release stuff.
The extractor was a pretty important change.

bac1023
08-26-2012, 19:43
Nope.:supergrin:
I never liked it anyway.

ETA; I used to spend time on the old FNHIPOWER forum when i was on a BHP kick, learned quite a bit, but never was too concerned about the stepped slide, 'thumbprint' and long slide release stuff.
The extractor was a pretty important change.

I was just asking since the 1960 models have it. The straight slide models with the internal extractor must not have been made long.

Berto
08-26-2012, 19:45
THe most common straight slides I'm used to seeing are those FM copies....meh.

bac1023
08-26-2012, 20:24
THe most common straight slides I'm used to seeing are those FM copies....meh.

Yeah, I don't own any copies.

I have an FEG GKK45, but its not really much of a HP clone. Its bigger and double action.

Japtin
08-26-2012, 20:45
Got a hi-power in 30 luger. Its feels and shoots nice.

bac1023
08-26-2012, 21:01
Got a hi-power in 30 luger. Its feels and shoots nice.

:welcome:

Pics?

Japtin
08-26-2012, 21:19
Haven't figured out how to post pictures yet.I need a ten year old kid to show me how to do it. Haha. Bought it from a friend and thought it was wierd being 30 luger but it was a Browning and it had another 30 luger barrel with it. I found ammo for it, just not a easy to get as the 9mm.

bac1023
08-26-2012, 21:20
Haven't figured out how to post pictures yet.I need a ten year old kid to show me how to do it. Haha. Bought it from a friend and thought it was wierd being 30 luger but it was a Browning and it had another 30 luger barrel with it. I found ammo for it, just not a easy to get as the 9mm.

Photobucket works great...

acaligunner
08-27-2012, 16:56
Here they are with a couple of my other HPs.

From left to right: 1999, 2003, 1960, and 1962

The 2003 model is one of those Portugese assembled models. The other three are all Belgian. :)

Note the internal extractors of the older models. The external extractor started in the mid 1960's.


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/003-15.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/005-22.jpg

Those are nice. Here is my 1968 T series Browning Hi Power.

http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg538/toocm/a371cdd6.jpg

I took her out this weekend, and she is still great. All original, the magazine is still working great after being loaded for 44 years. :wavey:

Have a good one.

257 roberts
08-27-2012, 17:03
made me pull my 1980 satin finished out of the safe and look at it!!!

bac1023
08-27-2012, 21:56
made me pull my 1980 satin finished out of the safe and look at it!!!

:needspics:

bac1023
08-27-2012, 21:56
http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg538/toocm/a371cdd6.jpg

I took her out this weekend, and she is still great. All original, the magazine is still working great after being loaded for 44 years. :wavey:

Have a good one.

Very nice indeed :)

fnfalman
08-28-2012, 18:48
All these HP talks caused me to go and buy two MkIII today: a matte black with plastic grip and a satin chrome with wooden grip. And I don't even like these guns that much.

Line Rider
08-28-2012, 18:57
My hands are too big for a BHP. I like the gun, but each time I shot one I get a bad hammer bit. :crying:

bac1023
08-28-2012, 20:09
My hand are too big for a BHP. I like the gun, but each time I shot one I get a bad hammer bit. :crying:

I have smallish hands and have never been bitten by a Hi Power. :)

bac1023
08-28-2012, 20:11
All these HP talks caused me to go and buy two MkIII today: a matte black with plastic grip and a satin chrome with wooden grip. And I don't even like these guns that much.

Congrats! :cool:

I'm happy to have a positive influence on you, fnfalman. ;)

Where's your thread with the pics? :dunno:

raven11
08-28-2012, 20:59
you know Bac pretty soon your going to have to do a Browning Hi-Power and clones buyers guide

bac1023
08-28-2012, 21:07
you know Bac pretty soon your going to have to do a Browning Hi-Power and clones buyers guide

:rofl: