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Old February 22, 2019, 07:24 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Drm50 View Post
I have had several FN Browning HPs and like amount of clones. The only ones that came close were some under Mauser than were made in Germany after WW2. I have a keeper that is glass smooth. Once Brn started farming out to Portugal they weren't the same quality gun. They were assembled not fitted as they were at FN. Some of the clones are not
bad when compared to the Portugese models but not near as slick as the originals from FN.
I've haven't had a Turkish HP yet but if they are like 1911s from there they have a lot to be
desired with internal polishing of frame and slide.
The import I had from Mach 1 Arsenal was both manufactured and assembled in Belgium, with all the Belgium proof marks and all FNH markings with no mention of Browning as a company. The commercial model I have was manufactured in Belgium and assembled in Portugal. Both the slide to frame fit and the barrel to slide fit are noticeably tighter on the model assembled in Portugal. These are production pistols, not hand fit masterpieces, at least the examples I have.

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