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Been looking for one in mint condition and finally got one. Have another that's in great shape, but not as nice as this one. Comes with the ring hammer, red grips and pouch. Very happy to add it to my collection. I don't think I'll find another in as nice condition as this one. Very happy!



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Old 05-13-2018, 05:50 PM
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Congrats- that’s a fine-looking HP. Like many, I consider these truly the pinnacle of HP production (along with the C-series into the mid-70s). Enjoy it
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Discontinued pistol, can't compete with the GLOCK.
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Best 9mm pistol ever made. Congrats on a true classic!
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Can't disagree with that
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That's a very nice one Irn-Bru! And to think, back in the day the T series were just ordinary Hi Powers. Considered high quality guns, and never inexpensive, but just regular Hi Powers. We had no idea that they would become desirable "collectors items" one day. IIRC, I paid $94.50 for the first new T series I bought back in the '60s.

I had several T, and then C series, back then but didn't have sense enough to hang onto them. I only have one T series now, a '66 version, about the same vintage as the first I bought back then. Not mint, but good condition. I still shoot it occasionally. Enjoy yours.
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That's a beauty!
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Beautiful "T" series. Mine's not as mint as yours, but is one of only a few hand guns I've held onto ( without selling or trading away) for many years. This is a 1967


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Discontinued pistol, can't compete with the GLOCK.
What?????? You are joking right!!!!
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A LGS has one with the adjustable rear sight.
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Mine's not as nice as the OP's, but it sure is fun to shoot.









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Mine is as nice, 1969 T Series.
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I bought a pre-T refurb as a shooter. Identical pistol and box/papers 2 numbered matching mags as this guy's video
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My Hi-Power is one of the first series to sport adjustable sights. It will be with me to the end, perhaps not to the point where an attending doctor or undertaker must pry it from my hand but close to that.
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One HP I've been watching on GB just sold for over $2,675.00.
Like new with box and papers.
It's chambered in 40 S&W.
Not sure if it's a T model.
But the next FNH Hi Power I see in good condition is coming home with me.
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Well done, sir.

I searched hard for a good T a few years ago, and gave up.
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I've been wanting/looking for a Hi Power for years and I had this 92 Mk III fall in my lap and just a week later came across the 69 T series at another LGS on consignment, when it rains, it pours. My cup runneth over.
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I've been wanting/looking for a Hi Power for years and I had this 92 Mk III fall in my lap and just a week later came across the 69 T series at another LGS on consignment, when it rains, it pours. My cup runneth over.
Nice HPs and nice looking Hogues on the MKIII
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That's a beautiful T-series pistol! From around 1968, right? A nice T-series is one of only about three grail guns for me. Congratulations on your acquisition.
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That's a beautiful T-series pistol! From around 1968, right? A nice T-series is one of only about three grail guns for me. Congratulations on your acquisition.
Yep I believe it's a 1968 build. My search is over for the T Series.... well you know how that goes when your a gun guy
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Nice find. Here's another '69 C-series from Michigan...




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As I don't remember....what are the differences from a C series to a T series BHP?

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Beautiful piece!!! I have one from 1971. I am the original owner, and new with the pistol rug it cost 94.00. I lost my red grips but I have Browning replacements. I put a rubber grip on it. I bet it has not been fired in 40 years, and then maybe a 100 rounds. Pristine condition. Get this, the fully engraved one new when I bought mine was $295.00 if you can believe that. The Renaissance model they called it, but 295.00 was a fortune
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That is a great T series..congrats.
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I would also like to know the difference between a "C" series and a "T" series and about what time frame they happened.
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I don't think there is much difference between the "C" or "T" series. I read that the "T" series was held to a higher quality control, but don't believe that as being an actual fact. Both series are just fantastic guns.
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I own both a "T" and "C" ( both in excellent condition). No difference in quality or finish what-so-ever ( all but the very earliest "C" series have spur hammers and the "hog-nose" barrel bushing)
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I have a Browning HP that I found after years of looking for one. I had sold the first one I had and I always regretted it.
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I had three of those and sold all. And had an Argie one on writer's loan to do a review of. They do shoot well and fit the hand well.

They aren't as durable with a lot of hot ammo as the MK III series, and that's what I'll get if I ever buy another Hi-Power.

I like the CZ-75B maybe better and it's stronger and at least as accurate, and my only 9mm now is a Beretta M-92FS that I really like.

But the Browning is slim for its size and has a lot of history behind it, and prestige.

I saw a Dallas cop wearing a Renaissance Grade one in the 1960's.

My son wore a MK III in Iraq as a security contractor after his Army service there. He found it very effective and it saved his life a few times. The men he shot with it hadn't read that a 9mm is a poor killer...David W. Arnold also told me that 9mm service ball ammo fared pretty well in the bush war in Rhodesia when he was a senior cop there, before coming to the USA to edit gun magazines.

That said, I still prefer Federal's HST or Speer's Gold Dot 9mm JHP loads. Unless penetration is a special need, and then hardball is probably better. Those hotter 9mm ball rounds will penetrate until next payday!

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