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    Master drillsgt's Avatar

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    FN Hi-Power Project

    Here's an FN HP I picked up on gunbroker. It was an older "T" series that I thought was a good deal especially since it had the novak night sights already installed (2017 date code). I figured I could put a little work into it and see what happens. I did a good dehorn even though HP's don't usually need much, did a slight no-bite mod on the hammer, trigger job, stippled the front and backstraps and beveled the mag well, radiused and polished the trigger face/edges.




















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    Grandmaster Expat's Avatar

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    Looks great, congrats.

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    Marksman

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    That looks Great! Congrats!

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    Grandmaster patience0830's Avatar

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    Nice job! And obviously a fine shooter.
    Just call me lollipop.

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    Plinker

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    Very nice job, thanks for sharing your handiwork!

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    "Carlos Spicyweiner" T-DOGG's Avatar

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    That looks great. One question, how do you stipple a metal frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-DOGG View Post
    That looks great. One question, how do you stipple a metal frame?
    I've had a set of stippling punches I got years ago from Brownells but never used them as I have always done checkering. HP's if they are checkered are typically done in 40lpi but I didn't have the patience for that, as it is much more common for them to be stippled I gave it a try. Thanks to AllenM for giving me a small piece of round stock to test on. The technique is pretty simple and just requires the punches and a hammer. You just repeatedly tap the punch in an irregular pattern on your workpiece. You can get into a fairly quick rhythm where the punch is almost bouncing off the frame. The punch set I had have slightly different tips so it blends the work together a bit better. I tended to do little circular areas at a time and then blend them together. The only time you really need to slow down and be careful is around the edges. If I was to do another HP I would probably get a frame jig, I had to be pretty creative in bracing the frame in the vise they are not flat like 1911's. There was always a little flex which was likely taking away from the punches impact and I probably had to work a little harder than I needed to.
    Last edited by drillsgt; 1 Week Ago at 06:56.

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    "Carlos Spicyweiner" T-DOGG's Avatar

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    Interesting. You are obviously a patient person.

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    Marksman praff's Avatar

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    Nice project!! I donít have the patience for stippling, but i really like the looks/function.
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    Very nice work.
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