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January 28, 2000, 04:09 PM
My wife's uncle gave me a hi-power Browning from his own personal collection over the Christmas holidays. He says that he used it when he was in the service back in the 1950's -- I was always under the impression that our military used 1911's. Anyway. How do I field strip it. I can pretty much field strip a browning BDA, a colt 1911 and various S&W pistols with my eyes closed but I can't seem to figure out how to get the process started with the hi-power. Any pointers that anyone can offer will be appreciated. :confused:

Harley Nolden
January 28, 2000, 05:59 PM
Give me your email address and I'll send you the instructions, w/photos


[This message has been edited by Harley Nolden (edited January 28, 2000).]

January 29, 2000, 04:44 AM
Did you receive the email I sent to you....were there any questions?..fubsy.

January 29, 2000, 09:27 PM
Remove magazine

check to make certain chamber's empty

pull back on slide & keep in rear position with safety lever

push (from right side as gripping) slide stop & grasp from left side & remove

grasp slide & while holding back release safety & SLOWLY allow slide to come forward & remove from frame

On slide:

grasp & push into slide, the recoil spring guide assy & remove with spring

ready to clean

reassembly is reverse

make sure recoil spring guide is in proper orientation (hint, gun won't work if not)

January 31, 2000, 06:12 PM
To the best of my knowledge the Browning Hi-Power was not an item of issue by the Army. However...the Browning H-Power was used by a lot of us that was in Special Forces back in the 50s. The reason being was S.F. was not allowed to use weapons of American manufacture. When a team was deployed it had to be sterile.

"Lead, follow or get the HELL out of the way."

February 1, 2000, 11:42 AM
Thanks to everyone who provided me with instructions on how to field strip the Hi-Power. Once I got past properly lining up the slide and removing the lever, everything else was no problem -- I was able to take it apart and put it back together again. I can't wait for the week-end to take it out to the range.

Share what you know, learn what you don't -- EdF.