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DOM ON FN HI-POWER

redman.com1redman.com1 Member Posts: 719 ✭✭
edited July 2019 in Ask the Experts
hello, have a fn high-power, looks to be wartime, got waffenamp 140, eagles with swatikas, looks like a bringback. ser# 2411a. thanks for any help, red

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  • rufesnowrufesnow Member Posts: 250 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Per, "FN Browning Pistols", by Vanderlinden. You have a very low serial number, "a", Suffix HP. Made for the krauts, in May 1943. The "a" Suffix pistols. Started production in May 1943. 12,000+ were produced monthly. Your serial number, would date it to the first month of production.
  • redman.com1redman.com1 Member Posts: 719 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    thanks for the info, bad thing its in such rough shape, it looks like it was dug out of the rubble a year after the war! red
  • rufesnowrufesnow Member Posts: 250 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    thanks for the info, bad thing its in such rough shape, it looks like it was dug out of the rubble a year after the war! red

    I hear ya. Use to collect military handguns, many moons ago. If pitting is the problem? You might consider sandblasting the external surfaces with course sand. Than dip bluing the HP. This mitigates the effect of the pitting, and blends it in over the entire surfaces, Won't be original obviously, but it will look a lot better. Than with blotches of pitting, over various different areas.
  • Missouri Mule K30Missouri Mule K30 Member Posts: 2,095 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    May have been well used in combat. Now that it has history use it as is, don't have to worry about marking up a good collectable. Ammo is cheap for it. ;)
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