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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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Old June 21, 2017, 16:44   #6
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Good catch on the scrubbed dirty bird, definitely a humped occupation barrel.
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Old June 21, 2017, 16:53   #7
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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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Hmm, since the Buck'it has gone to sh-t...

Those of us without the FBuckit account do NOT get to see pics.
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Those of us without the FBuckit account do NOT get to see pics.
.....no Dave even those WITH an account can't see them. It's a change to their TOS, if you didn't have a paying account before 1 July you can't embed pics on other sites (such as here or any other forum) without signing up for the new level of paying service required ($399pa). I have an active paid service so I am good till the end of next year they allude (though I think PB will be DOA by then) and I can't see any of these pics either.
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I got that Andy Ol Chap, was being Sarcastic..

Still wanting a tangient sight BHP.
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Still wanting a tangient sight BHP.
http://www.gunbroker.com/item/668785178
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Old July 15, 2017, 14:36   #15
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Thanks Jim.

That is a real nice one.
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Old July 20, 2017, 19:50   #16
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Speaking of high powers;

http://www.browningowners.com/forum/...ued-true.6610/
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