The other day I got an e-mail from Aim Surplus that they had received another (possibly the last according to their ad on their website) shipment of Ex-Israeli Police Hi-Powers...for $439 plus $15 shipping (and a $20 transfer fee from my FFL) who can resist the lure of an FN MkIII Hi-Power?
OK - poor cellphone photo - just spent about an hour cleaning and lubing it up (Mobil One 10W30) and checking it over. Serial Number prefix/date is 245PV***** places it as made in 1985. Like an old nag - its been ridden hard and put away wet - more then once I bet but mechanically and inside, other then showing that its been fired more then once, its in pretty shape. Finish reminds me of an orange peel. Both sights are in good condition unlike my last MkIII which had a bit of a rounded corner on the right side of the rear sight. The slide has a thin rib from rear to front sight; serial number marked (all matching) on the front of the grip, slide, and barrel.
A new importer; Mach 1 of Knoxville, TN; discreetly marked on the bottom of the frame, forward of the trigger guard, in three lines: Mach 1, Knoxville, TN, FN HP/GP.
I'll take some photos of it and the target when I get it to the range next week.