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Old 05-20-2020, 05:30 PM
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A Tale of Two Grips

Went ahead and picked up that Israeli I had been looking at. Took a bit of negotiating, but it came home with me. The grips that came with it were obviously new replacements I'd guess from when the gun was refinished (refinished?!? ...OH, the horror! - gasp), and the grips just felt really 'fat' compared with my other HP grips, so I thought I'd try installing a spare pair. I guess since the supplied ones were 'fat', the grip screw was a bit taller and it sits proud of the older grip wood. But I think the whole effect with the older grips is a bit nicer. However, on removing the supplied left grip, there appears to be a hole for installing a lanyard ring. Any replacement ring assemblies available, if I can find the correct grip?
Anyway, it's a very tight gun, in fact the recoil spring, which seems brand new, is so stout it took multiple tries and a third hand to compress it for reassembly. The strongest recoil spring I've yet encountered on any HP, whether FN, FM, FEG, or Inglis.
Tiny Star of David just aft of the trigger pivot pin left side. A very tight, clean gun all around. S/N (all matching) 245NZ-----O.



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Old 05-20-2020, 10:24 PM
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>>>... there appears to be a hole for installing a lanyard ring. Any replacement ring assemblies available...<<<

SARCO-- https://www.sarcoinc.com/browning-hi...-assembly-new/
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Old 05-20-2020, 11:23 PM
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Lanyard ring?

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>>>... there appears to be a hole for installing a lanyard ring. Any replacement ring assemblies available...<<<

SARCO-- https://www.sarcoinc.com/browning-hi...-assembly-new/
Perfect! Thanks a lot.
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Old 05-21-2020, 03:03 AM
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The SARCO ring is a bit lightweight but still a nice replacement for filling the hole. Original studs were swaged into the hole not threaded like the Inglis pistol for which these replacements were made. I found a bit of locktite and using a plastic hammer the stud was driven into the hole and is not about to come back out. I would have threaded the hole but could not find a tap with the correct thread pitch...if it worked for FN to simply force it into the hole it worked for me also.
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:42 AM
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For what it's worth....most of the replacement grip panels that I've seen that have the cut-out for the lanyard ring stud have been basic black, 'checkered' plastic or Bakelite. You can still find original Bakelite grip panels on sites like e-Bay.

You can certainly purchase aftermarket full panel replacement grips without any cut-out and D-I-Y.
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Old 05-22-2020, 04:03 PM
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Those Missing Photos!

Too late to edit these into original post...

Before, grips as supplied:


After, vintage grips from on-hand:

Last edited by alamo308; 05-22-2020 at 04:14 PM. Reason: photos
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Old 05-22-2020, 04:17 PM
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And after a trip to range...

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Old 05-22-2020, 08:15 PM
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Dooooood... I am so jonesing to pickup my Kareen, now..

Thank you - not seen a group like that since I sighted in my old 30-06, (of course, that was out at 100&200yd ;-)
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Old 05-27-2020, 10:54 AM
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Damn, that's impressive. Nice shootin, bro.
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Old 05-27-2020, 11:06 AM
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Well, I actually had a group developing like that - but during the "***?!" of endless FTE, I never noticed the front sight had started to slide back and forth in the dovetail.

So, we know my ammo (and factory) fires w/o blowing me apart; and we know we've two issues to solve.
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