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Old 04-19-2017, 08:51 AM   #1
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Question on my Hi Power

Just got this one, curious about the sites, never seen one like this, also is it possible to change the front and rear sites? Also curious about the "J" mark on trigger guard
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:30 AM   #2
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The rear sight looks like an LPA. This sight was sold under the Mec-Gar brand some years ago and was cleared by CDNN at very low prices.

The front sight looks like the sight FN put on their .30 Luger High Power.

If you will post some top views of the sights we can probably tell you more about the sights.

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Old 04-19-2017, 09:37 AM   #3
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Here are a couple of top pics
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:24 AM   #4
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Your pistol appears to be a standard, blued, Browning Arms Co. BHP with factory adjustable sights.
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Old 04-19-2017, 11:43 AM   #5
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Looking closer, I just noticed that the rear sight blade and adjusting screws are missing.

Try Browning or Numrich for replacements.
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:56 PM   #6
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The front is what was on my '74.

The rear sight has the blade missing and looks like the beer barrel rear sight.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufact...List-43751.htm

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Old 04-21-2017, 04:52 PM   #7
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The rear sight is the Beer Can or Type A adjustable factory rear sight. The sight is obsolete and Browning does not have the parts.

I bought a spare slide with that factory rear sight and the factory front sight. The front sight has been altered to work with the rear with missing parts. Finding the missing parts or a complete rear sight will result in disappointment. The pistol will shoot high.

Your best course is replacement of front and rear with a Novak or Heinie set. I used Heinie on mine. My sights were still serviceable as the replacement slide was NIB. I had read what Mr. Camp wrote about these sights. I knew they were a problem and found them less than pleasing to my eyes. I wanted fixed sights anyway.

The type A rear sight was problematic. It had two windage screws. They were not truly adjustment screws though involved in adjustment. They were more accurately described as adjustment lock screws for the "beer can" cylinder. Both screws were loosened and the screw opposite the direction one wished to move the rear sight was turned to move the cylinder. Once the rear notch of the cylinder was in the sweet spot both screws were locked down to keep it there. The vibration from shooting would loosen the screws if thread locker was not used. If left loose too long they just fell out.
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... It had two windage screws. They were not truly adjustment screws though involved in adjustment. They were more accurately described as adjustment lock screws for the "beer can" cylinder. Both screws were loosened and the screw opposite the direction one wished to move the rear sight was turned to move the cylinder. Once the rear notch of the cylinder was in the sweet spot both screws were locked down to keep it there. The vibration from shooting would loosen the screws if thread locker was not used. If left loose too long they just fell out.
A little trivia if I may.

The same arrangement of a 'Left to right, right to left, push and lock screws for rear sight windage adjustment was used by FN for the FAL (and British Commonwealth L1A1) rifles.
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A little trivia if I may.

The same arrangement of a 'Left to right, right to left, push and lock screws for rear sight windage adjustment was used by FN for the FAL (and British Commonwealth L1A1) rifles.


Also on some of the Llama handguns in years past.
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