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Browning Hi-Power MK III No. 051002393 9mm

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Yep, it’s a classic Hi-Power, but with an epoxy finish. It’s a single-action gun that can be carried cocked and locked. But the trigger was all of 10 pounds, not what you’d expect on a $1000 handgun. Workmanship was generally excellent, and the gun was smooth, but all the spring forces were high. The gun still won’t fire with the 13-round magazine removed, a holdover from 1935. We found accuracy to be wanting.

Browning Hi-Power MK III No. 051002393 9mm

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Unlike the 1911, the Hi-Power comes apart very easily into this collection of well-made parts. There was a firing-pin lock that prevents the gun from firing until the trigger is pressed.
There was not even the slightest hint of breaking the sharp corners of the magazine well. Every time we inserted a magazine, it caught on the front edge. While this treatment looks nice, it has no place on a fighting handgun.
The arrow points to a spring that sticks out of the Browning Hi-Power’s 13-round magazine. This flings the magazine out of the gun when the mag release is pressed. The other magazine is from the Daly HP. They interchange and work in the other gun. If you want Browning mags for your Daly, they’re $70 each, and are made in Italy.

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