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Old 05-25-2012, 03:53 PM
Body Armor Guy Body Armor Guy is offline
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New To Me BHP

I have had a couple of Hi-Powers over the years but has probably been close to 10 years since my last one. Today I scored this matte chrome model with MKIII sights, gold trigger and Pachmayr grips, LNIB with two mags for $700, couldn't pass it by.

"No Piece....No Peace"

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Old 05-25-2012, 04:51 PM
Burgs Burgs is offline
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Silver Chromes are kinda hard to find. Nice job!
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:38 PM
wags wags is offline
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Absolutely beautiful! Where were these baby's when I wanted one? Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:52 PM
tekarra tekarra is offline
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Nice find and a fine looking HP.
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Old 05-26-2012, 05:29 AM
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Very very nice! The BHP is beautiful with virtually any type of finish!
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:01 PM
GT40DOC GT40DOC is online now
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I will bet that you like this one. They are such great shooters, and just feel correct in the hand....enjoy.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:46 PM
Don Flynn Don Flynn is online now
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I hate you!!!
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:52 AM
Globetrotter45 Globetrotter45 is offline
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I noticed it was labeled that it was made in Belgium, but assembled in Portugal. Is that typical? Are they not made/assembled in Belgium?
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:36 PM
Brian Dover Brian Dover is offline
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The company started doing the assembly in Portugal in...I dunno, the late 1980's-early 1990's to save some costs and keep the price down. That was the era in which polymer handguns were starting to gain market share, more than a little bit because of the economics.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:19 PM
Body Armor Guy Body Armor Guy is offline
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This pistol is screaming for a set of VZ grips!! Hoping to get it to the range tomorrow.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:22 PM
Drew816 Drew816 is offline
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Very nice, I saw one of those pop up for sale recently and was tempted myself!

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Old 06-05-2012, 12:51 PM
chuntaro chuntaro is offline
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Assembled in Portugal? I define that as a rollmark browning legal decided was needed some years after FN started having them assembled there. Their thinking, I am given to understand is they believe they need to show that as they are an importer as opposed to manufacturer. Some folks have mistakenly moistened their shorts over certain examples not making mention of this on the gun. In some of these cases, the original box had the rest of the story. FN is not in agreement with Browning. They do not mark theirs as such and browning only marks theirs when known as destined for the US market. I have seen the date put as early as the late 70s with the mark not appearing until the late eighties. You might enjoy the locked sticky above making reference to the Portugal controversy.

Enjoy your second generation hard chrome. I would have gladly paid the price you paid. I know I would cause it came with a factory extended ambi which I need but have been unwilling to pay the freight when combined with the rest of the factory hard chrome version. The first generation came with the small safety, was not marked to assembly point but probably was of that heritage based on what I am given to understand.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:36 PM
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Great looking BHP bro.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:14 AM
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Nice HP!
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