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FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 29 Jan 2015, 15:54
by panzermk2
Ok guys new project.

I already started working on this so this picture does not even come close to showing the amount of external damage of the HP. It was a Milsurp HP and cost 300+S&H. This HP was lugged around for 20 + years getting the ever living shit beat out of it. Some of the gouges in the frame where over half a MM deep.

Now while the outside looked like it was dragged behind a truck on a gravel road for a decade as typical of banana republics this HP has been fired maybe 50x?

So the inside is mint.

So here we go.

Magazine disconnect already removed. I will be adding C&S extended safety, bobbing the hammer. Front sight dovetail will be cut and night sights added.

Frame will be cerkoted dark earth. All controls and slide will be ceraote Microslick black.


So for about 150 in parts and 200 in labor I will have a HP worth well over 1K and have a killer HP I ave wanted for many years.

I will include updates as I go along.

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Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 30 Jan 2015, 21:05
by panzermk2
Well I used a dremel and a rubber diamond embedded wheel for the big dents.



Then I put the frame in the system I use to polish the 28gr bullets before I molly coat them.


Here is the frame, dripping in oil of course.

The system I use leaves all the sharp edges. So while it removed the many small dents, old layers of bluing and scratches all the corners are nice and crisp.




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Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 31 Jan 2015, 18:38
by Cheef
Thanks for this post.
I love to see the old ones be reborn.
That gun has been places and seen things that that would like make you shake your head.

Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 31 Jan 2015, 22:40
by panzermk2
The damage just did not show in the pics.

This grip panel gives a better idea of what the whole gun looked like.

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Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 01 Feb 2015, 20:10
by Cyberfly
Damn Jay...
You know, my birthday is coming up. That would be like THE GREATEST bday present EVER.
Just saying...

Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 01 Feb 2015, 21:43
by panzermk2
Numrich was selling them. If I had more cash I would have bought 3 or 4 fixed them up and sold all but one.

Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 02 Feb 2015, 05:44
by Mister Freeze
my 1st gun ever was a HP. Made in Belgium, assembled in Portugal. Sold it to a buddy, so I COULD get it back...
What slide markings does it have?

Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 02 Feb 2015, 11:18
by panzermk2
Not the ones I wanted, but it was cheap.

Here is the slide after being cleaned up today. I am going to let it run more though. Still some dents that can be seen.


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Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 02 Feb 2015, 12:16
by Oldbindlestiff
Very nice! don't remove all its character, tho.

Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 02 Feb 2015, 12:26
by Mister Freeze
too bad they weren't stainless!

Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 03 Feb 2015, 13:36
by blueorison
Cyberfly wrote:Damn Jay...
You know, my birthday is coming up. That would be like THE GREATEST bday present EVER.
Just saying...
LOLOLOL

I love you, Fly.
Mister Freeze wrote:too bad they weren't stainless!
Jeez, Freeze. You and your stainless. Seriously never met anyone so in love with stainless everything.

Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 03 Feb 2015, 14:10
by Mister Freeze
I hate to clean- just ask my wife!

Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 26 May 2015, 23:38
by panzermk2
Hi Power Update.

Well the front blade has been machined off, a dovetail cut. Night sights both front and rear have been created and fitted. Now it's off to be coated.

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Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 27 May 2015, 16:28
by Ditch
Looking good I bought one of the mark 3 from AIM looking to do a revamp on it.

Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 27 May 2015, 22:12
by panzermk2
This one was a batch from Numrich.


I would have liked to buy all of them they had and done this all, then kept one and sold the rest.

Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 28 May 2015, 22:33
by Cyberfly
I wish you had too.
I need one of these...
Note, I did say NEED and not want. There is a difference.

Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 28 May 2015, 23:35
by panzermk2
Yep, I have needed one for a long time, cash is tight with the brass project. So when this bag of parts called a gun by Numrich came up for cheap I jumped on it. I knew I could all the work myself the way I wanted and for a lot less money then one already done.

Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 29 May 2015, 05:17
by Oldbindlestiff
I'm in the club, too. But, someone near and dear has promised to whack the soft parts with a hammer if I try buy another pistol. :twss:

Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 01 Sep 2015, 06:48
by panzermk2
Project Update, just got back from the coater.

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Re: FN Hi Power Project

Posted: 01 Sep 2015, 12:35
by blueorison
Beautiful!