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I encountered this interesting Browning HP. Never saw one before. ch is a code used by FN during the Nazi occupation - and the gun certainly isn't new.


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Anyone have a comment? Jan?

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I haven't seen a Nazi hign power like that before. What is the serial number and other markings?
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Charlie: You are right - serial 477 - except it is an "a" suffix. The suffix is very faint, but it's there. The gun appears to be a rework of some kind. Doesn't look to be made this way - unless it was made up from rejected parts. The craftsmanship is horrible.

Jan: Serial is above, and you can see the proofs on the closeup photo. It only has the Eagle test proof. No Waffenampts that I can find. Next time I strip it, I'll see if there are some internal proofs. Finish looks real, and it's got some age to it. Bill Drollinger knew about this example from a long time ago, so it's not a new creation. It looks real to me, but it's certainly not the configuration we are all familiar with.

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Just checking, but, the frame proof, just above the trigger, almost looks like an E/C. I'd look it over with a magnifying glass.
 

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Pancho:

No, it's clearly a test proof. No "C" connected with the proof.

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If it would help this gun was recently imported from Europe and more directly was purchased from a fellow who lived in Beligum.

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Hi Bob,
I have an idea on what it is. Is there an MR (MI) on it? Anything else?
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