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Forum: Browning Hi-Power Today, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By The Wizard
The label would indicate that they were for the...

The label would indicate that they were for the European market. Kal. instead of Cal.; "FN HP 35" instead of "Browning HP" . The label also indicate them to be stainless steel not nickel or chrome...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-24-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By The Wizard
Back in 1974 I found a box full of those in the...

Back in 1974 I found a box full of those in the arms room of Service Battery, 1st BN 19th Field Artillery, Fort Carson, Colorado.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-23-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By The Wizard
What about the Colt Classic (O1911C)?

What about the Colt Classic (O1911C)?
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 06-22-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By The Wizard
Yes, FTR pistol did have barrel replaced with...

Yes, FTR pistol did have barrel replaced with current FN produced barrels BUT they were marked with the serial number of the pistol. Lanyard rings were NOT removed during FTR but were removed from...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 06-22-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By The Wizard
The Inglis frame/slide combination sold by Gun...

The Inglis frame/slide combination sold by Gun Parts and others had for the most part FTR marks. I stated in an earlier posting that the pistol MAYBE a parts pistol but because of the poor quality of...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 06-22-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By The Wizard
There are "rebuilt" pistols and then there are...

There are "rebuilt" pistols and then there are "parts" pistols. An "Inglis" slapped together by Bubba in his basement is quite differ than a M1911A1 rebuilt at Anniston Army Depot. A genuine FTR...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 06-17-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By The Wizard
Yes, the stamp on the dust cover is the refurb...

Yes, the stamp on the dust cover is the refurb mark. The first indication of a "parts gun" is there is no serial number on the barrel or the serial number does not match the frame/slide serial...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 06-16-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 965
Posted By The Wizard
The pistol was refurbished in 1963 at Enfield....

The pistol was refurbished in 1963 at Enfield. Serial numbers should match on frame slide and barrel. The lanyard ring is missing. I can not be sure from the pictures posted but it maybe a "parts...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-02-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By The Wizard
It matters if the OP is trying to embellish the...

It matters if the OP is trying to embellish the pistol by establishing some personal connection between that specific pistol and the original owner because he was a World War II vet other then he may...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 06-02-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By The Wizard
Just because he was a World War II vet does not...

Just because he was a World War II vet does not mean he carried THAT pistol. In most cases grandpa's story of carrying a pistol LIKE that in the war turns into I carried THAT pistol in the war.
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 06-01-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By The Wizard
I thought the Brits had a policy of not letting...

I thought the Brits had a policy of not letting any military small arms out of their control without first destroying it. How did this one get into civilian hands?
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-18-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 708
Posted By The Wizard
Go here:...

Go here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/TM-9-1005-211-35.pdf
Under Section II repair parts it gives the parts and quantity of repair part to be on hand at direct, general and...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 05-18-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 794
Posted By The Wizard
There are a number of ways to tell if you No. 2...

There are a number of ways to tell if you No. 2 Mk 1* is not in original condition. First the original finish was Parkerizing with the serial in the white. The serial number was engraved AFTER it was...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-06-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,996
Posted By The Wizard
If it shoots 25 MOA it is an acceptable M1911A1!

If it shoots 25 MOA it is an acceptable M1911A1!
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-06-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,996
Posted By The Wizard
What is the problem?...

What is the problem?...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-04-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,996
Posted By The Wizard
As stated before the slide is a 1950's vintage GI...

As stated before the slide is a 1950's vintage GI spares contact. $800.00 is way too much for such a messed up pistol.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-04-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,996
Posted By The Wizard
Yeah, what was Bubba thinking when he swapped...

Yeah, what was Bubba thinking when he swapped parts? Better yet, was he thinking when he did it?

Don't offer anything over $250.00!
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 05-04-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By The Wizard
Is Your Pistol, 9 mm, Browning FN, HP, No. 2 Mk 1* Properly Zero'd?

Send a PM with email address for a FREE pdf file of the Zeroing and Sight Adjustment Target for the Pistol, 9 mm, Browning FN, HP, No. 2 Mk 1*. This is a limited time offer!
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 05-01-2020, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By The Wizard
Original finish on Inglis High Powers was...

Original finish on Inglis High Powers was parkerized. If it is the original finish, the serial number will be "in the white" as the serial numbers were applied after pistol were parkerized. "0"...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-29-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,408
Posted By The Wizard
After a trench raid!

After a trench raid!
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 04-25-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By The Wizard
Machine Bolt uses a nut. Machine Screw uses a...

Machine Bolt uses a nut.
Machine Screw uses a threaded hole.
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 04-24-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By The Wizard
A “roll pin”, more properly called a coiled...

A “roll pin”, more properly called a coiled spring pin or also known as a spiral pin, is a self-retaining engineered fastener manufactured by roll forming metal strip into a spiral cross section of 2...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 04-24-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By The Wizard
Actually, TM 9-1005-211-34 dated 22 June 1964...

Actually, TM 9-1005-211-34 dated 22 June 1964 page 36 figure 34 calls out spring pin - 96906 - 16562-119 for the pin that secures the lanyard loop. You do know that there is a difference between a...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 04-22-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By The Wizard
They are for the Norwegian 1911 (M1914) pistol....

They are for the Norwegian 1911 (M1914) pistol. Check out the sticky "Kongsberg Colt"
Forum: Other 1911's 04-15-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,673
Posted By The Wizard
Compared to the want-to-be's on the market the...

Compared to the want-to-be's on the market the Colt reproduction IMHO is a REALLY nice pistol. And yes Colt could have done better but in this day and age a lot of things can be done better. We live...
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