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10th January 2006, 10:56
Ive got a hi power made in Japan. Probably 2 yrs. old. I think its called a pratcial. It had the real hard trigger. I had a guy lighten the trigger. Its a lot lighter than it was. I dont know what he did to it but it went off before the slide was closed on my son, turned his hand black. Have you ever heard of such? Doug
10th January 2006, 11:50
Come again? Hi Power made in Japan? Did it blow up in your son's hand? Are you sure it is a real gun?
10th January 2006, 13:07
John, I got it out and looked. Scuze me its made in Belgium. I thought all Brownings were made in Japan now. Shows ya what I know. Yes it acted like it went off before it was completey closed. Turned his hand black. The case had a small hole burnt thru the case body above the head. The pistol has a blued slide and a stainless steel frame.,rubber wrap around grips,bobbed hammer,adj. sights,amb.safety. I like the pistol. I thought somebody might have an idea on what was wrong with it. Doug
10th January 2006, 13:14
Now that we got the country of origin issue cleared up, Doug is there any way you could post a couple pictures of the gun highlighting the point of failure?
10th January 2006, 14:40
I fan, It did it a long time ago. I been kinda leery of shootin it again. I got a new sear from Brownels guess Ill have it put in and see if that fixs it. I just wondered if there was some way to getem out of time? Doug
10th January 2006, 14:50
No, I didn't mean a picture AS you were firing the gun. Heavens no! I meant just a couple pictures of the gun itself showing where the failure took place.
Sorry for the misunderstanding!
11th January 2006, 04:30
It sounds like you indeed have a BHP Practical Model and it sounds like you have an "ammunition problem"?
What kind of ammunition were you shooting? Has this happened more than once? Was the hammer following the slide back down with normal cycling, i.e. hammer follow through? Did your buddy who lightened the trigger pull inadverantly take too much off of the hammer/sear engagement surfaces?
No, I have never heard of a cartridge being ignited before the slide was fully in the closed position. The only thing I can think of would be that somehow the extractor had the case "grabbed" with the firing pin in the forward position and the cartridge somehow "jambed" on the feed ramp.
Have you detail stripped or cleaned the pistol recently?
If you had a "cycling" problem, your Practical would probably not feed/eject reliably.
11th January 2006, 10:16
I dont know how to take pictures on this thing. Im lucky to carry on a conversation. The reload was 3gr. clays,115 gr. rem. hp.,rem. case,cci primer. The case had a pinhole just above the head. Sometimes the hammer follows the slide down. Im thinkin maybe he took too much off the sear. Thanks for helpin me try to figure this deal out. Doug
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