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Old 03-13-2020, 12:39 PM
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Picked up a BHP on Gunbroker - Seems to be IDF marked

Hi All -

New to the Browning Hi Power.
I picked this beat beauty up on Gun Broker.
I am going shoot it some,and if it is a good shooter, I am going to hand it off to a gun smith to work on.
Trigger job and Cerakote is what i am thinking at the moment.

Perhaps I can get it to the range tonight.

JAG
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Old 03-13-2020, 12:41 PM
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Couple of other things..

It seems most of the aftermarket grips do not have a cut out for the lanyard, so I am thinking that I will remove that as well (so far its been annoying me anyway)...

Also, do most people get rid of the magazine safety?

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Old 03-13-2020, 02:46 PM
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Congrats on the great find. Lanyard ring is cool though...

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Old 03-13-2020, 02:50 PM
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I think the lanyard loop is cool, it does not take much to adapt aftermarket grips to the loop with a sanding drum and Dremel.
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Old 03-13-2020, 02:58 PM
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Ibmikey -

but you have a much cooler ring - mine has like a key ring on it - and it moves and rattles - gets in the way of mag insertion....

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Old 03-13-2020, 03:26 PM
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Ibmikey -

but you have a much cooler ring - mine has like a key ring on it - and it moves and rattles - gets in the way of mag insertion....

JAG
Not a problem....you can replace the jury-rigged lanyard ring with a properly sized one easily enough--

https://www.sarcoinc.com/search.php?...product&page=2
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Old 03-13-2020, 04:48 PM
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Fitting grips for the ring is easy. Took just a few minutes to fit these around the lanyard ring.
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Old 03-13-2020, 05:18 PM
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Is your pistol one of the IDF "MK 2 1/2" Hi Powers? That is, it has the other MKIII features, but no firing pin safety.

Reference the lanyard ring, I guess I'm in the minority who like them. I did remove the lanyard stud from one of my MkIIIs years ago so I could use whatever kind of grips at that time. I've had a few with the lanyard ring. With my most recent MKIII, I just used a 1/2" sanding drum to cut a relief for the lanyard. Does a very neat job.
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Old 03-14-2020, 07:56 PM
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Oy! Sarco has the single ring to replace the Home Depot split key rings!!
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Old 03-14-2020, 08:35 PM
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Congratulations on a fine pistol!
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Old 03-14-2020, 09:42 PM
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...do most people get rid of the magazine safety?
You mean the magazine disconnect? I removed it on both of my BHPs. I don't have any mousetrap mags for my 9mm BHP. The stainless steel mags drop freely without the mag disconnect and makes reloading a bit faster. But the blued mags get hung up and I have to yank them out with my support hand.
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Old 03-17-2020, 02:21 PM
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Thing is about removing magazine safeties, the mag safety spring provides a portion of the spring pressure to reset the trigger. Removal does reduce trigger pull weight by a few ounces. But, but it also slows trigger return, especially in the MKIIIs with the weaker factory trigger spring.

FWIW, the split ring is the factory correct type lanyard ring for the MKIII Hi Powers.
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Old 03-18-2020, 08:12 PM
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Hi All -

New to the Browning Hi Power.
I picked this beat beauty up on Gun Broker.
I am going shoot it some,and if it is a good shooter, I am going to hand it off to a gun smith to work on.
Trigger job and Cerakote is what i am thinking at the moment.

Perhaps I can get it to the range tonight.

JAG
I like the Veteran used pistol look. But you have a great platform to build the perfect EDC.

Thank you for sharing.
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Old 03-24-2020, 12:55 PM
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rebuild on hold

Well I got this pistol to the range before all the crazy COVID-19 stuff.
Here are a couple of targets I managed to produce with some reloads I made.
Not bad - standing at 30 ft.
With a better trigger, I hope I can get rid of those fliers.

With the COVID-19 stuff - my local gun shop - where my gunsmith is - is closed - so this project will have to wait...

Josh
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Old 03-26-2020, 08:04 PM
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Ibmikey -

but you have a much cooler ring - mine has like a key ring on it - and it moves and rattles - gets in the way of mag insertion....

JAG
That looks exactly like the one I just purchased from GB. Key ring had to go for the same reason. I was not impressed with the accuracy until I replaced all the springs in it. Tightened the group right up, but I am still going to have the barrel crowned. If you have week springs it can make that pattern your getting do to early barrel unlocking from the lugs. And no I am not a smiff other than working on my stuff but google BHSpring solutions and look at the videos he has about all things BHP.

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Old 03-26-2020, 08:14 PM
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Still dragging my feet on the next step (sights) while I am working on a 6.5 Grendel AR and working up hand load ladders.

Second pic is where it is at now, can't seem to delete the fist.....
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Old 03-27-2020, 03:12 AM
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Here is yesterday’s result of using the Hi Power my buddy brought into this country from Spain ( a Browning North America marked Hi Power from Spain?). He imports firearms from Europe and is now stuck in Germany. Tonight I will try the night vision on my 6.5 Grendel AR build.
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Old 03-27-2020, 01:55 PM
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Looks like that HP spent quite a bit of time being carried. The lanyard ring is not difficult to remove, and I have absolutely no use for the magazine disconnect, even though you might need to beef up the trigger spring to ensure consistent reset.
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:46 PM
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Congrats! I picked up a surplus FN a few years ago to fiddle with. I have a Browning I bought new in 2012 that I carry and I wanted another. It's a project that I will eventually finish. Great guns!

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Old 04-17-2020, 02:08 PM
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I was able to sneak back to the range last weekend and used it to knock over some steel with some 122gr lead bullets I had loaded up. It did a fine job, the guy operating the trigger needs some work howver.

I did buy new springs for it from wolff. When I send it out to get ceracoated, I will get all the springs replaced and the Mag Disconnect Safety removed, I will get a trigger job done on it as well, nothing radical, just improve it, not make it that much lighter.

someday, when it is done, i will post new photos

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Old 04-17-2020, 06:57 PM
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Two of my Israeli Hi Powers are marked, one with a star Like the OP’s and the other is a circle with Hebrew marking inside. The first is a Mk III and the circle marked pistol is a MkII.
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Old 04-17-2020, 08:59 PM
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https://youtu.be/VSpXJhtgdT4 One I reviewed on youtube..
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Old 04-18-2020, 01:56 AM
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Here I’d a photo of my Israeli marked Hi Power with circle markings, I do not have a photo of the star marked one, it is in Washington and I am in Texas. If I fly home now I will be quarantined for two weeks upon my return.
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