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Old June 17, 2017, 19:38   #1
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Any Hi Power guys here?

I'm looking to trade into a pre war HP, but I've never seen one like this before.
No slide markings at all, frame SN is in the Finland contract range but the slide has me concerned it's a knock off replacement.
Anyone ever see one like it? These are the pics I received, even the "thumbprint" looks a bit off.



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Old June 17, 2017, 20:38   #2
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I just flipped through my FN Pistols book. Only the Nazi made HP seemed to have variations in the thumb print because of lowered standards at the end of the war. None in the book have a thumb that small/narrow.

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Old June 17, 2017, 20:45   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I'm thinking it's probably just a mixmaster. The FN book I have makes it seem like the only Finn contract guns were with tangent sight slides. If you're correct about the thumbprint, maybe a scrubbed nazi slide on a Finn frame.
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Old June 21, 2017, 09:39   #4
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Please correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't all pre war HPs tangent sight equipped?
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The barrel appears to be WW2 Nazi controlled production.



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Good catch on the scrubbed dirty bird, definitely a humped occupation barrel.
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Good catch on the scrubbed dirty bird, definitely a humped occupation barrel.
I was going by the MR stamp on the bottom of the barrel.





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I was going by the MR stamp on the bottom of the barrel.





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Good thing I was talking to myself for noticing the eagle on the right side of the chamber
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Old June 21, 2017, 23:13   #9
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Yes you guys are correct, MR marked barrel and frame.
After some research in Vanderlinden's book, and some help on a hi power forum, it seems like this pistol could possibly be a lunchbox special. I should have the gun in my possession in a couple days and can inspect it for more markings.
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Old June 23, 2017, 10:51   #10
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I received the pistol yesterday, the other side of the barrel has 2 Waa140 waffenamt's. The slide is only marked with a few partial numbers underneath the firing pin channel




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