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Old 10-11-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
 
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Years ago, I bought a hi power marked FN BROWNING INDUSTRIA ARGENTINA. The serial # 293511. I was wondering what someone can tell me about this gun, including the age.
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:31 PM   #2
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Welcome!



I believe it to be made under license, or an 'official' clone. Some of the other folks here know a good bit more about them than I.



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Old 01-19-2011, 04:02 PM   #3
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I own the FEG clone of the HiPower. 300.00 plus 25.00 shipping from auction site online. 15.00 ffl xfer fee. NEW FIRING PIN FROM nUMRICH aRMS, 17.95 DELIVERED. i NOW HAVE A SPARE FIRING PIN. oNE SET wOLFF SPRINGS, installed the new extractor spring, firing pin spring last night. The stock recoil and hammer spring are still in the pistol. Had to sand the wood grips, they looked pretty bad when i got the pistol. about 45 minutes each grip panel, 400 grit wet or dry, followed up with steel wool, the 4 coats of pure carnuba wax. cleaned up the buggered grip screws with a small file, and cold blued them. Polished the feed ramp with the dremel and a cotton nub and valve lap compound. Left the mag safety alone. Very happy with the look and feel of the pistol now, the trigger is crisp, blue steel finish looks fine lightly oiled, the grips are a light tan, and the wax gives a good "stick" to my hand. have two argentine 17 rd. mags, one chrome 13 rd mag, and 1 13 rd blu steel mag, the last two made in italy. 460.00 dollars plus time spent. As i enjoy working on firearms, this time is counted as pure enjoyment. The feg is an exact copy, has the same barrel and controls as the Hi Power.
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After all that work, you must post photos.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:55 PM   #5
 
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I currently own two of the Argentine Hi powers and have been more than tickled with the both. One came new in the wrapper and the other had seen some use and has been refinished, but both are fine pistols. They were made by the Argentines under license from Browning/FN as part of a military/police contract and served many years and still do so in that capacity. The particular ones that I own both have alloy frames with steel slides (as I found out while re-finishing #2). #1 has the Wolff 18.5 springs (as per Mr Camp's suggestion) and a set of Hogue wraparound grips and is my primary carry gun these days with a full complement of Winchester 127 +P+ JHP. As others have cautioned, temper your use of +P/+P+, as it will at the minimum increase wear on the gun. As far as age, mine are both in the 300,000 # series but I haven't found a source to determine it's age as of yet. Enjoy them!!!
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