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Are there any of the HP clones that are of high quality like the original as a base for custom work? Or should I just keep searching here in CA for an original? Are the MKIII 9mm better base guns than earlier Belgium ones?
 
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Yes, unfortunately it won't look like a Belguim High-Power. The pick of the clones is the Arcus 94. My smith's opinion is that it has very good metal in it. Regards, Richard.
 

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You could try Duncan's Gunworks in San Marcos (North of San Diego). I saw two NIB Belgian HP's there about a month ago. Unfortunately for us, HP prices tend to be slightly higher than the rest of the country. E-mail me if you need phone # or address.
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Thanks TCao,
We can only buy HP's if they are private party transfers or consignment :sad:
 

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Hoser:

Sorry ...I didn't make clear that the two I saw were consignment HP. They were both around 700 USD and still have the original black case and manual. Mags (Hi cap) will be the problem. HTH

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I had real good luck with the FM Hi-Power produced in argintina.Browning parts fit and the workmanship appears to be of very high quality. I shot the devil out of mine and had no failures. The last distributer I knew of was in Florida. I can't recall their name but I will look for it.
 

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I have owned several of the FM pistols from Argentina. These are great little shooters and I have customized two of them. The down side is if you buy a used one. It's really not a downside persay. Just check the locking lugs in the top of the slide. If they have been shot up with HOT loads, they tend to round off and lose accuracy. I have only seen this on two and it happened about the time there was a bunch of cheap subgun 9mm curculating from overseas. I think their steel may be a bit softer but with factory standard velocity loads you will never notice it. I also noticed recently, that C&S will do custom work on FMs and the FEG pistols.
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