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    A pre war Belgium H.P.

    I acquired this along with the 1903 Colt pictured in the other thread. I know some Forum members like or collect Brownings. I couldn't pass this one up. It's a pre war (Belgium Army) with the tangent sight and stock lug......The Browning I didn't have. I buy (I also sell some too.) a lot of pistols from this dealer, and his prices are very reasonable. The cost was 1300 but the pistol is in excellent condition as seen in the pictures and "a very hard to find Browning"........With correct magazine
    Thanks for looking,
    Joe
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    Very nice Pre-War HP and a low s/n to boot. I have to dig mine out and send the obligatory pics , I don't recall if mine was slotted for the stock/holster though. Did yours come with the correct magazine? Sadly mine did not, although I believe it should have all the proof marks as on the pistol and blued. The stacked s/n always look so cool on these guns, I don't know price wise but I agree a hard to find pistol that fills out a spot in any collection.

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    .....wow....
    I should say so.....
    $1300 is well inside the range and very good for such a nice pistol.

    Good contemporary HPs are $1k & up.
    I went close to $1200 on one last year.
    I do not expect them to ever be inexpensive (relatively) ever again.
    The best anyone can do these days, is to jump on one of the police beater trade-ins on GB, and take what you can get.
    They are still good pistols, reasonably priced, but a little beat up.
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    An superb specimen of pre-war Fabrique Nationale Herstal, Belgium engineering...

    Congrats Sir !!

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    Congrats on a fantastic find! Were those blued or did they have the painted finish over Parkerizing?
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    They were all blued..........Forum members, your comments are always appreciated!
    Thank you,
    Joe
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    $1300 was a great price for that FN HiPower!!
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    That is one fine looking Browning and I am one of the members that likes and collects them. I found a HiPower that was made during WWII when the Nazis occupied Belgium. It was in bad shape externally but the inside parts and the bore looked great. So I plunked down $650 and bought. I thought I'd post some pictures for you'alls amusement and let me know what you think. I will not be offended by terms like I must be crazy.
    German BHP1.jpgGerman BHP2.jpg IMG_0954.JPGIMG_0955.JPG IMG_0959 (2).JPG

    I polished it as much as I could without damaging SN#s and then rust blued it. Maybe I should have left in as is, but I can't stand ugly guns.
    Enjoy

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    Aggie, welcome to the place. I like that mud puppy, I am a sucker for them myself!
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    I'm not gonna holler at ya for the minimalist refinish. You get credit for cleaning it up and doin' it yourself.
    But I do like the 'before' pics.
    For the money you did quite well.
    Does it have the original magazine?
    This one is a 1941 Belgian Nazi:

    I am in the hunt for a correct magazine.
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