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05-23-2012, 07:31 PM
I just picked up a nazi marked high power can anyone tell me the productiuon year? are they safe to shoot serial# 72576 one mag is marked 140 the other is hard to make out maybe a 3 something. The holster is dated 1941 has a eagle and W 2 letters i can not make out and 182
05-24-2012, 12:19 AM
I had one about 30 years ago and shot it lots before I knew anything about them. Thousands of rounds of Canadian IVI 9mm. No problems. It was suggested though that mine was completed before slave labour so maybe it was a better one. I couldn't say, I have no record of the serial number. I should think if it was going to break, it would have done so in the past 60 odd years.
05-30-2012, 12:37 PM
are they safe to shoot?
They might be "safe to shoot" but shooting them is discouraged according to FN Browning Pistols Side-Arms that Shaped World History book (http://www.fn-browning.com/new_page_1.htm) because sabotage was common with Wa140-marked HiPowers, primarily deliberately inadequate heat treatment of smaller parts. The parts break prematurely, so while the pistol might not blow up you end up with a broken pistol.
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