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I better check the wording when I start future treads Originally Posted by Shisno. Man, I thought of something completely different from the thread title. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Thus, it is unlikely that your father's HP is marked with Nazi "waffenamt" abbrv. Your father's pistol should have a "PV" proofmark which signifies being proof tested for smokeless aka "nitro" powder. March 21st, , Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. All times are GMT The time now is The design was refined through several trials held by the Versailles Trial Commission.
This version featured the removable barrel bushing and take down sequence of the Colt By , the Browning Hi-Power design incorporated a shortened round magazine, a curved rear grip strap, and a barrel bushing that was integral to the slide assembly. By , the Hi-Power design was complete and ready to be produced.
It was first adopted by Belgium for military service in as the Browning P The pistols were originally made in two models: The adjustable sights are still available on commercial versions of the Hi-Power, although the shoulder stock mounts were discontinued during World War II. In , the design was modified to replace the internal extractor with an external extractor, improving reliability. Standard Hi-Powers are based on a single-action design.
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Unlike modern double-action semi-automatic pistols, the Hi-Power's trigger is not connected to the hammer. If a double-action pistol is carried with the hammer down with a round in the chamber and a loaded magazine installed, the shooter may fire the pistol either by simply pulling the trigger or by pulling the hammer back to the cocked position and then pulling the trigger.
In contrast, a single-action pistol can only be fired with the hammer in the cocked position; this is generally done when a loaded magazine is inserted and the slide cycled by hand. In common with the M , the Hi-Power is therefore typically carried with the hammer cocked, a round in the chamber and the safety catch on a carry mode often called cocked and locked in the United States or "made ready" in the UK, or sometimes called condition one. The Hi-Power, like many other Browning designs, operates on the short-recoil principle, where the barrel and slide initially recoil together until the barrel is unlocked from the slide by a cam arrangement.
Unlike Browning's earlier Colt M pistol , the barrel is not moved vertically by a toggling link, but instead by a hardened bar which crosses the frame under the barrel and contacts a slot under the chamber, at the rearmost part of the barrel.
The barrel and slide recoil together for a short distance but, as the slot engages the bar, the chamber and the rear of the barrel are drawn downward and stopped. The downward movement of the barrel disengages it from the slide, which continues rearward, extracting the spent case from the chamber and ejecting it while also re-cocking the hammer.
After the slide reaches the limit of its travel, the recoil spring brings it forward again, stripping a new round from the magazine and pushing it into the chamber. This also pushes the chamber and barrel forward.
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The cam slot and bar move the chamber upward and the locking lugs on the barrel re-engage those in the slide. The pistol has a small number of design issues. The standard trigger pull is heavy, especially for a single-action pistol. This disadvantage is a consequence of the Hi-Power's magazine disconnect safety, which was initially added to the model to meet the requirements of the French military in The standard Hi-Power magazine safety is connected to the trigger and is released by a plunger pressing on the surface of the magazine.
This action of the plunger on the magazine adds tension to the trigger pull, and the required force to operate this feature adds resistance as well. In addition, the pistol has a tendency to " bite " the web of the shooter's hand, between the thumb and forefinger. This bite is caused by pressure from the hammer spur, or alternatively, by pinching between the hammer shank and grip tang. While a common complaint with the commercial models with spur hammers similar to that of the Colt "Government Model" automatic, it is seldom a problem with the military models, which have a smaller, rounded "burr" hammer, more like that of the Colt "Commander" compact version of the After occupying Belgium in , German forces took over the FN plant.
German troops subsequently used the Hi-Power, having assigned it the designation Pistole b "b" for belgisch , "Belgian". The plans were sent from the FN factory to the UK when it became clear the Belgian plant would fall into German hands, enabling the Inglis factory to be tooled up for Hi-Power production for Allied use. Inglis produced two versions of the Hi-Power, one with an adjustable rear sight and detachable shoulder stock primarily for a Nationalist Chinese contract and one with a fixed rear sight.