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Old 06-23-2019, 07:18 PM   #1
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Hi_Power French?

I'm new to this, but have been approached by a friend that wants to sell me his Browning Hi-Power. It appears to have been made in 1961 by the serial number. It has papers that appear to be a GI bring back from Vietnam. It is a FN produced Browning but all the writing appears to be in French. I have not seen this firearm in person, but does anyone know anything about it?
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:43 AM   #2
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Hi, FN which makes Hi Powers, is in Belgium. One of the official languages in Belgium is French. Buy the gun not the story. I recommend "FN Browning Pistols" by Anthony Vanderlinden as the go to book on Hi Power Pistols. Regards, Mike
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Blake Stephens Collector Series (a now defunct publisher) book specifically dedicated to the FN High Power pistols is far better -- if you can find it. I'm not selling my copy -- ever.

Added note: French and the Belgian language are very similar, not unlike Irish and Scottish Gaelic dialects.
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Hi, " The Browning High Power Automatic Pistol 2nd Edition" by R. Blake Stevens available for $85.00 on Amazon, $79 from publisher. The publisher is still in business, Gun Books by Collector Grade Publications, Gun Book Publishers . I like Vanderlinden's book better but that's what makes the world go round, Mike
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Thanks for that. That's good to know
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