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    P35 (late 1936 or early 1937) FN Hi-Power

    My safe queen. Was brought back from the war by my grandfather, who served under Patton. I'm guessing the date as it's a Belgian army contract gun with a mid 4 digit serial number, so I know it's early. This pistol will never leave my family!








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    That is a beauty for sure. Thanks for showing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce McAskill View Post
    That is a beauty for sure. Thanks for showing it.
    She shoots great too, but after having the claw on the extractor break while shooting, I found a NOS replacement and have not shot it (and probably will not shoot it) anymore. Those extractors, especially legit FN ones, are extremely hard to find

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    Barrel's about perfect, not surprising though. We used them until they fell apart and the bore would still be like that.
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Barrel's about perfect, not surprising though. We used them until they fell apart and the bore would still be like that.
    The only real wear on the gun is holster wear. No rust and only a few minor areas with some small pitting. My grandfather brought it back from the war, shot it up in the air one New Year's Eve in the 60's (yeah, he was probably drunk lol) and then put it in a box for decades. After he passed, I got it and my father (grandfather lived out of state, so my mom and dad went there and brought some stuff back, including the pistol) brought it home and cleaned it. It was filthy and had grime all over it. He was even amazed at the condition considering it just sat in a box in the garage for 45 years. Every once in awhile, I take it out of the safe and wipe it down and lube it. I know it doesn't need it, but it's an heirloom and an awesome piece of history

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    And...a very nice piece...
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    And...a very nice piece...
    Thanks!

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    I have plenty of Canadianicon No.2 pistol extractors which are identical to the original Belgian extractors if you need a spare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Dickicon View Post
    I have plenty of Canadianicon No.2 pistol extractors which are identical to the original Belgian extractors if you need a spare.
    I really appreciate the offer, but I'm not going to be shooting it anymore. I'm picking up a used surplus (MK2) one from a LGS as a shooter. I sincerely appreciate the offer though, as these are super hard to find here in the states

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    Cool gun with a great history and a great family connection. I wish I could see the proof marks. As you probably know, Inglis made Hi-Powers like yours for Britainicon and China under contract during the war.

    Thanks for posting.

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