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Old 01-25-2010, 02:24 AM
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Default Got my Hi-Power.

Belgium made "Type 73" dated 1976, retaining the C Series date code. I'm not sure if I'm gonna keep it or try and sell it, as there is some wear on the right side of the slide that might not be fixable. All the same I've had a chance to get a feel for the gun and I have to say I will definitely own one of these, even if not this one.

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Old 01-25-2010, 02:46 AM
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Damn, two guns in a month! You're on a roll. Congrats on buying the world's first "wonder nine"
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:52 AM
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Congrats. While the earlier Hi-Powers have small sights and safety. Good guns either way. Is it just wear on the top of the slide? Or bad pitting? Hard to tell from the pics. You could always send the slide to someone and have better sights installed and get it refinished at the same time. The triggers can be kind of crappy with the magazine safety. Both of mine still have them, but I plan on sending them to the Action Works to have that taken care of and some other stuff.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:56 AM
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Oh! I didn't see the wear on the top of the slide. I need to start paying more attention
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:05 AM
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Actually it is pitted. There are several tiny holes in the slide, which I don't think would be taken care of by rebluing. I've seen/heard about some ways to fix the pits, but I honestly have no idea. Gonna take it to a few stores and see what they say. I tried to take the disconnect out myself today as it's an eays procedure, but the trigger pin is stuck in really hard and I'd rather have a smith look at it. As far as the sights go, I actually think they'r eperfectly adequate. They aren't Novaks but they are a ways bigger than the Government Model sights, and they look damn cool.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:07 AM
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Other than the pitting, it looks perfectly fine
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A little wear gives it character. Gusn are meant to be used. Just take out the mag disconnect and you'll have a beteer trigger, and well, you wont have a stupid mag disconnect.
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I don't think I even own a non worn/scratched guns. It's not because I'm not careful, but because I'm too cheap to buy anything new
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:22 AM
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I've gotten to the point where I don't care much about finish wear or rub marks, but pitting is in a league of it's own. It's kind of like the difference between scars and zit pop marks.

I do agree that the magazine disconnect is kind of a dumb idea but I never minded it in my 5906 because I could lower the hammer with the decocker. Since the Hi-Power is single-action and has no decocker, if I want to lower it, the mag hast to be in, which is really annyoing.I definitely intend to get it taken out once I have the means.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:29 AM
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How would you go about taking out the mag disconnect? The one on my 4506 is getting on my nerves
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