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Old 05-18-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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Talking "New" Hi Power

I've consigned my 2 Feg Hi Power's and purchased this old Hi Power. I have posted asking for any information about it on the Hipowertalk board, but wanted to show it off for you.

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Old 05-19-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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Did a holster and extra mags come with it?
 
Old 05-19-2012, 01:38 PM   #3
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Cohee:

One older, but not matching magazine with an aluminum follower came with the pistol, but no holster.

I took it to the range today and it did well. The internal extractor had trouble extracting the last case of the magazine. It looks like someone along the line took a little too much off of the extractor hook. I think that when the case was supported by rounds in the magazine it was fine, without that support... and I'll be scrounging another. Any ideas about sources?

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Sweet lookin' pistol, Ray. Best of luck with it.............
 
Old 05-19-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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Ray - I have not been a member here very long but I have had a Hi Power for several years and am a fan of the late Stephen Camp's website which is the definitive Hi Power site in my mind. It is pretty extensive but has great links and you can probably find what you need there. //www.hipowersandhandguns.com/
 
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Welcome to the forum, AM13.........
 
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You have a very nice looking Hi-power for its age. If the holster was available, a more informed guess could be made as to the exact model/contract.

I say guess, because FN used numbering schemes that often started at 0 again at the beginning for a new contract.

My guess is either German Border Police or Austrian Gendarme contract from late 40s or early 50s.

The internal extractor on your gun was discontinued in either 1958 or 1962 depending on who you talk to at FN. The stacked serial numbers on barrel, slide and frame usually indicate a military or police contract.

Enjoy your gun but don't shoot a lot of +P ammo.
 
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Welcome to the forum. Great advice and information here. Thank you for the suggestion.

Ray
 
Old 05-20-2012, 07:47 AM   #9
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Where's that Bob Reed when ya need him ? ? ?
 
Old 05-20-2012, 07:55 AM   #10
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Feedback from the Hipowertalk forum from gp35fn

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Your Hi Power is a FN made 1953 dated standard model, it was available for commercial or military sales, your barrel was made between Jan-March 1953, rest of the pistol several months later, seems to be origional finish, all origional, and was inspected by Delcommune Adolphe.
This fellow obviously has access to references I can't find! There's good folks and good information out there.

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