FN Hi Power Project

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FN Hi Power Project

Post by panzermk2 » 29 Jan 2015, 15:54

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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Post by panzermk2 » 30 Jan 2015, 21:05

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

Post by Cheef » 31 Jan 2015, 18:38

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.

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Post by panzermk2 » 31 Jan 2015, 22:40

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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Post by Cyberfly » 01 Feb 2015, 20:10

Damn Jay...
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Post by panzermk2 » 01 Feb 2015, 21:43

Numrich was selling them. If I had more cash I would have bought 3 or 4 fixed them up and sold all but one.
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Post by Mister Freeze » 02 Feb 2015, 05:44

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?

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Post by panzermk2 » 02 Feb 2015, 11:18

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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Post by Oldbindlestiff » 02 Feb 2015, 12:16

Very nice! don't remove all its character, tho.
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Post by Mister Freeze » 02 Feb 2015, 12:26

too bad they weren't stainless!

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Post by blueorison » 03 Feb 2015, 13:36

Cyberfly wrote:Damn Jay...
You know, my birthday is coming up. That would be like THE GREATEST bday present EVER.
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Post by Mister Freeze » 03 Feb 2015, 14:10

I hate to clean- just ask my wife!

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Post by panzermk2 » 26 May 2015, 23:38

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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Post by Ditch » 27 May 2015, 16:28

Looking good I bought one of the mark 3 from AIM looking to do a revamp on it.
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Post by panzermk2 » 27 May 2015, 22:12

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.
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Post by Cyberfly » 28 May 2015, 22:33

I wish you had too.
I need one of these...
Note, I did say NEED and not want. There is a difference.
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Post by panzermk2 » 28 May 2015, 23:35

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.
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Post by Oldbindlestiff » 29 May 2015, 05:17

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:
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Post by panzermk2 » 01 Sep 2015, 06:48

Project Update, just got back from the coater.

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Post by blueorison » 01 Sep 2015, 12:35

Beautiful!
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