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I have an older High Power (1964) in like new condition. Definte thoughts toward having someone like Novak or Wickmann turn it into a real shooter. My concern has been the quality of the frame and slide. It seems to me that I recall mention of softer steel in the older frames and because of that some work would not last. Please correct me if I'm wrong!

Tim

PS-I've also seen some of posted pictures of a MD Labs HP. Definitely thinking about letting Steve have is way with this old gun

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Hello. These older guns have the traditional forged slides and frames, which according to Browning, are not as "tough" as the newer versions of the gun.

Having said that, I've fired thousands of rounds, most of it "hot", through both a '71 and '73 vintage HPs with no problems. I do recommend the use of a Wolff conventional 18.5lb recoil spring. I use shock buffs from Buffer Techonolgy as well.

Both of these guns were fitted with BarSto bbls over 25 years ago and both are still shooting very, very well with original parts.

Best.

PS: Wickmann is extremely slow right now.
 
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