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Old 02-12-2020, 02:48 PM
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rellascout, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your lengthy analysis of this Hi Power. It was a much appreciated learning experience for me. :-)
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Old 02-12-2020, 04:02 PM
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rellascout, I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your lengthy analysis of this Hi Power. It was a much appreciated learning experience for me. :-)
No thanks necessary there is a good chance I was wrong on this one. LOL
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:05 PM
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rellascout
Your analysis is good stuff. For a change, I learned something useful.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:03 PM
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I guess we’ll never really know for sure but I truly appreciate everyone’s input and ideas.

I didn’t purchase it for a collectible- in fact I knew barely anything about it other that it was a Hi Power and seemed to be a good price for the condition. Learning that it’s former Israel Defense Force (maybe?) and the uniqueness of the T serial number combined with earlier traits just heightens the interest for me.

Took it to the range and put several hundred rounds through it without a hiccup.
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Old 02-13-2020, 01:25 AM
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Doesn’t matter. Hi power good :-). Beat up Israeli surplus... refinished beat up Israeli surplus... don’t matter. Hail to the king.

I have several nice series 1 Hi powers. But I also have a hi power made in 1942... it was carried by a German paratrooper and then by an American paratrooper. Dragged across every rock in Europe... and I tell ya I carry that pistol from time to time and know it will work flawlessly.

The fn hi power simply is the best production combat pistol ever made. It will work forever. Enjoy it.


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Old 02-16-2020, 09:46 AM
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T series guns are valued because the amount of hand polishing that they received and the fact they were salt blued. Earlier guns were rust blued.
I thought the Belgium era Brownings from the 60's were rust blued, the more lengthy process that produced the deep blue luster. I thought that salt bluing was the faster, more cost effective method that came later.

Just trying to learn here....

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Old 02-16-2020, 11:08 AM
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I thought the Belgium era Brownings from the 60's were rust blued, the more lengthy process that produced the deep blue luster. I thought that salt bluing was the faster, more cost effective method that came later.

Just trying to learn here....

Thanks
According to Vanderlinden the timeline is as follows:

-1962-1963 FN discontinues the old rust bluing and replaces it with salt bluing.
-1969 Hand polishing is replaced by automated machine polishing and the bluing process is replaced with what FN referred to as electrolyte bluing.
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Old 02-16-2020, 12:54 PM
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Rellascout, thanks for this info!
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