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    Help needed to date a FN GP35

    Hi.

    I recentely adquired a GP35 and I am having trouble in dating it.

    It should be post 1962 since it has a external extractor.

    The history behind the gun is that it was a payment to a Portuguese Army Medical Officer, for services made in South Africa. That is what the seller told me, although I trust him, his information might not be correct (He is not the medical officer).

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    Your help would be appreciated.
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    The attachments in Post # 2 don't work.

    A photo of the entire pistol would nice. It appears to have some aftermarket modifications.
    Cordially, ~ Burgs


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    I've corrected the earlier post.

    I've added photos of the whole gun.

    And yes the previous owner installed a LPA rear sight.

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    I've corrected the earlier post.

    I've added photos of the whole gun.

    And yes the previous owner installed a LPA rear sight.

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    Hello TQB, Your T-Series serial number is much lower than any shown in my little George Madis Browning serial number guide. Probably because it is FN, and not a Browning import. Certainly appears to be a Very early T-Series. Of course, large buyers, military, LE, etc., could specify whatever serial number range they wanted on their order for Hi Powers. The extra information on the right side of the frame is unfamiliar to me. I've owned a number of Hi Powers since the '60s, but I'm stumped on this one. Likely someone more knowledgeable will comment. It appears to be a nice one though.
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    Thank You Rock185.

    I found it very pleasant to shoot and accurate.
    It won't be my competition pistol, but it can do so in a pinch.

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    Pistol is a Belgium Congo Hi power from 1970, (most parts date to 1969) this was issued to the former Belgium Congo which changed it's name to Zaire in 1971. ANC stands for Armee Nationale Congolaise-National Army of the Congo.

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    Howdy GP35FN, thanks for chiming in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gp35fn View Post
    Pistol is a Belgium Congo Hi power from 1970, (most parts date to 1969) this was issued to the former Belgium Congo which changed it's name to Zaire in 1971. ANC stands for Armee Nationale Congolaise-National Army of the Congo.
    Thank You GP35FN!!!

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