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Here's a nicely refinished BHP. It is serial #7140 and is slotted with tangent sights. It does not bear any marks indicating that it is pre-war Belgium military issue. I am unable to identify it as a pre-war contract piece. There is an underlined "W" in the trigger guard web. Is this BHP simply an early pre-war commercial? Any help is appreciated.
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well, as Bill stated, more pictures would really help. Based on the limited pics you posted, using Anthony's book, I would say your gun could be a Chinese contract. They fall within the 6000 to 9500 serial range and do have the type 1 sights as yours does. They also were slotted for shoulder stocks. So on the limited pics, that would be my initial guess.
 

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I only had a chance to get these 3 pictures. The owner has sold the gun. I considered the first Chinese contract but can't remember why I discounted it. I wish I had been given time to disassemble it.
Anthony, I never received a reply. We have had issues with our emails before.
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I doubt that it was Chinese. Even refinished, the metal was better than most Chinese. I am leaning commercial, but wanted to see more. Tim, I do not think this was worth buying...
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I think the gun was ultimately sold at a shooter price. My involvement was to help ID the gun. When I saw the gun was refinished I had little further interest. I was concerned that the heavy polishing done before the gun was refinished may have removed some grip strap or slide markings that could help with the ID.
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