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Old September 8, 2013, 06:11 PM   #26
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Indeed: it took ol' John Moses another 24 years to do it better.
Except the gun that Browning origially designed and the P-35 were quite different, and he had been dead for 11 years when the gun was finally produced.

The final design was probably as much the work of Dieudonné Saive as JMB; Saive scrapped the striker mechanism, added the hammer, the double-stack magazine, thumb safetym and the mag disconnect. (I wish he had left THAT last part off...)

This is a great link from HERE on TFL about the history and development of the BHP. WVSig provides a good bit of the information. I've made this link a FAVORITE.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=492206


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Old September 8, 2013, 06:21 PM   #27
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Well, whoever designed it, if it's good enough for Robert Parker's "Spencer" character, it's good enough.
For those who haven't had the opportunity to try one, just handling one, after holding any of the modern striker wonder nines, should explain it.
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Old September 8, 2013, 06:58 PM   #28
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Whatever happened to Kurt? He has disappeared for years.
He is still disappeared. Around 2001-2002, he stopped returning calls, email, etc. and as I remember from Internet talk at the time, customer's guns. I am not sure how that was resolved but he left the gunsmithing business around that time and never came back.
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Old September 8, 2013, 10:24 PM   #29
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I had Kurt build up my HP, I believe in 2001. It really too bad he isn't still around offering his talents. He did great work. Mine also resides in a Sparks VM2. Just had Trijicon replace the tritium vials in my Novaks sights. Should be good for another 10+years. Hopefully, so will my eyes.
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Old September 9, 2013, 06:32 AM   #30
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The final design was probably as much the work of Dieudonné Saive as JMB; Saive scrapped the striker mechanism, added the hammer, the double-stack magazine, thumb safety and the mag disconnect. (I wish he had left THAT last part off...)
I wish he had left out the mag disconnect as well, but the GP-35 was a contract pistol, and he designed the gun for whatever the French specified.

The mag disconnect is pretty easily removed, but my BHP still has it in tact.
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