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Old 02-08-2018, 06:10 PM   #1
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I recently acquired a 2014 BHP Standard NIB. Beautiful, flawless deep bright bluing, pics don't do it justice. At the time I didn't realize what a good price it was. $800 OTD. I planned on shooting it and still may, or pass along to my son as NIB.
Soon after I found another Standard on another forum, 1994, a shooter! Bought it. I asked alot of questions, mostly about his trigger job, which now I think amounted to removal of the MS and nothing more. Trigger is good as are all the other parts of the action.I then field stripped the gun, clean on outside, filthy on inside. Soaked it clean and compared it beside my NIB. So far all is well,nice and tight where it should be so I figured not shot much or cleaned much. Next up, the barrel the crown is a mess as was the bore. Lots of copper in the bore and what appeared to be worse near the crown. I scrubbed and polished then could only assume someone must have tried to remove a squib with a drill or some other hard steel pick!
Well, I lapped the crown to make it acceptable and took it to the range. It shot OK,not great, but as good as I could have expected. 100rds, no failures or keyholes. I came home and ordered a Remsport barrel, will shoot it again next week.

By the time I discovered the barrel I had already given the seller good feedback So I ate the cost and called it an education. Next time I won't rush to give feedback. I trusted that it was a good shooter as I was told but if I was to sell something like that I would give full disclosure. Anyway, cleaned up, rebarreled, it's not going anywhere now! Plus maybe it's possible he didn't know about it if he loaned it or something but the crown should have been photographed or disclosed IMHO. Rant over!

When I shoot the Remsport I will post my opinion but I could find nothing negative about them online and it was at my door 2 days after I ordered it.
It has a 1:16 twist vs the original 1:10

First 2 pics are the NIB, last 3 are the used one that cleaned up good.
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Old 02-08-2018, 07:47 PM   #2
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I did not know Remsport had bhp barrels. Interesting. I will look forward to your forthcoming observations.
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Thank you for the detailed report. Looking forward to your range observations and report.

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Thanks for the replies guys. I saw a post on another HP or FN forum from a Remsport rep that said the company owner is a big fan of HP's and the price was pretty good compared to some I found. I will report back but it may be a couple weeks before I get back to the range. I usually go weekly but sometimes things just get in the way.
Scott, I saw your post about steveinconverse looking for WWII info. Can't help him directly but yesterday I had lots of time on my hands and Googled "grande puissance 1935 pistol" and found lots of foreign pages, many I had to click the translate button on. The info was vast and at times the translations were kind of funny, like a Danish page where the magazine apparently translated to stomach. I bookmarked many to go back to. Another interesting one was from Pakistan. I'll reply to that thread also.
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Thanks for the replies guys. I saw a post on another HP or FN forum from a Remsport rep that said the company owner is a big fan of HP's and the price was pretty good compared to some I found. I will report back but it may be a couple weeks before I get back to the range. I usually go weekly but sometimes things just get in the way.
Scott, I saw your post about steveinconverse looking for WWII info. Can't help him directly but yesterday I had lots of time on my hands and Googled "grande puissance 1935 pistol" and found lots of foreign pages, many I had to click the translate button on. The info was vast and at times the translations were kind of funny, like a Danish page where the magazine apparently translated to stomach. I bookmarked many to go back to. Another interesting one was from Pakistan. I'll reply to that thread also.
BTW I'm a Navy vet also.

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