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I’ve mentioned elsewhere that I bought a Browning HiPower that I was planning on fancying up. As a reminder, this is where she started out. 

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Just a standard, MkIII produced in 1990 for commercial sale. 

 

Heres what she looks like today now that she’s back from my gunsmith. 

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She’s had new sights (tritium front, blacked out rear), new hammer, sear, sear lever, trigger job, new grips, all new springs and various internal parts replaced. Original painted finish stripped off, polished and rust blued. 

She’s soooo much prettier in person than these pics show. 

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Great choice!  That finish against those grips is awesome...me and my friends have hipowers we had lightning cuts and gold bead front sights installed on...we still haven't settled on the refinish though....been guarding his closet for the better part of 5 years lol.

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Chuck, The last picture from the back looks like it’s blued; the others don’t. Is that something other than blue or are you just a lousy photographer? :)

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I’m not TGODavid, that’s for sure. 

The entire gun was rust blued. It’s got a gorgeous satin shine to it. It’s a different look from a standard hot blue process  

Here’s a couple more pics, maybe they’ll show the finish off a bit better. 

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44 minutes ago, Chucktshoes said:

I’m not TGODavid, that’s for sure. 

The entire gun was rust blued. It’s got a gorgeous satin shine to it. It’s a different look from a standard hot blue process  

Here’s a couple more pics, maybe they’ll show the finish off a bit better. 

Looks good. :up:

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Very good!

Thinking of upgrading/refinishing my late 70s HP. She's a bit dull and lackluster with that old finish. Can't show her this post...becoming very jealous. 

 

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1 hour ago, hipower said:

Very good!

Thinking of upgrading/refinishing my late 70s HP. She's a bit dull and lackluster with that old finish. Can't show her this post...becoming very jealous. 

 

Well, if you don’t already have a smith to do the work, I can’t recommend John and the crew over at Old South Restoration in Dyersburg highly enough. I won’t lie, the work wasn’t cheap, but it was worth every penny. Like they say in the tattoo world, “good work isn’t cheap, cheap work isn’t good.” I’m not trying to make them sound super expensive, because they aren’t. What they are is good value for very high quality work. 

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7 hours ago, Chucktshoes said:

Well, if you don’t already have a smith to do the work, I can’t recommend John and the crew over at Old South Restoration in Dyersburg highly enough. I won’t lie, the work wasn’t cheap, but it was worth every penny. Like they say in the tattoo world, “good work isn’t cheap, cheap work isn’t good.” I’m not trying to make them sound super expensive, because they aren’t. What they are is good value for very high quality work. 

Thanks for the advice. I have in the past used Sam Hoster in Gallatin. If he only touched my guns, I'd be very happy. But that's not always the case. Not too thrilled with the rep of some of his helpers.

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The Hi-Power is my absolute favorite 9mm. The king of all 9mms.   :bow: I've got a MK III and a couple of clones myself.

That's a very nice looking gun! Excellent work! Enjoy!  :up:

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