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Old 03-18-2017, 01:24 PM   #1
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Thanks to a couple of folks wanting Spegel grips I am down to just one pair. The remaining pair is Delrin. That is probably a good thing. I paid a premium for them from Novak when Mr. Spegel had none. He has not made many in the last few years. Delrin is tough to hand checker according to what Mr. Spegel states. I have no reason to doubt him.

Getting down to one set of Spegels was a good thing. I am down to one Hi Power I shoot.

It is a black barrel MK II from 1985. The sight installer would only take the job with removal of the MK II rib. The sight install came out very well.

I appreciate the MK II over other period Hi Powers. I like the utility finish combined with the forged frame. This has nothing to do with the cast vs forged debate. It has to do with the handling characteristics.

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Well, that is a pretty good looking Hi Power. Those Spegels are harder to find than his regular wood grips.

Does look good, congratulations & thanks for sharing the pic.
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Only one Hi-Power? My condolences.
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Only one Hi-Power? My condolences.
Ditto! Such sadness.
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:16 AM   #5
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Condolences are not necessary. There is no sadness or mourning. I tried everything out there save the competition sear lever and competition model. There was a time I took half a dozen Hi Powers to the range. I even played with all four FM Hi Power variants.

I just got to thinking I really did not need so many around collecting dust. I still have a non-shooter. I would like to let someone else enjoy it though.

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Old 03-19-2017, 08:20 PM   #6
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That's a great looking MK II. Great condition. How did you come by it and what other mods have you done?
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:44 AM   #7
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Hello Mr. Coffee:

There was a time when I had four 1985 commercial black barrel MK II Hi Powers. I do not recall where this particular one was located.

The sight install is the only modification. The MK II sights were an improvement certainly over the pre-MK II sights. The undercut rear sight and integral front sight were smart features. The integral front sight was not an AWOL risk. The undercut sight concept has proven itself in target shooting as superior to a perpendicular arrangement.

The problem I have with the OEM sights in my youth is the width. My current front sight has a notch width of around one hundred and forty thousandths. The front sight has what has become the industry standard width in the 1911 anyway of one hundred and twenty-five thousandths. The .015 difference allows that more contrasting light be seen on each side of the front sight when looking through the rear.

The MK II OEM sights are rear sight notch width of at or about equal to front sight width. The light observed on the sides of the front is what is derived from the front sight being a greater distance from the eye than the rear sight.

More information than sought I know. I just could not resist the temptation posed by the mention of sights in your interrogatory.
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Classy looking HP... very nice.
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Your last man standing is a great looking pistol. Very businesslike.
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Thanks guys!
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