No one knows??
Does anyone know how long FEG has been making the copy of the Browning HP ?
Does anyone own one?
Last edited by nva_panzer; 01-11-2008 at 03:15 PM.
No one knows??
i dont know how long they have been making it (my step father bought one in 97), but it seems to be a pretty good peice for the price. i have owned a couple myself over the last few years and i liked em of course when the wolf was at the door they got sold instead of my argentine hi power but thats just a personal prefference thing. besides my wife would kill me if i sold "her gun"
I've got one, I really like it, very accurate reliable, it is a favorite.
One thing that I may eventually get around to changing is that it
has a magazine safety. You can't pull the trigger while a magazine is
not in the pistol. The presence of such a safety results in a trigger pull
that is initially kind of gritty and unpleasant. After a very short while,
I learned to pull the trigger partway through the gritty section and then
stop and reacquire a good sight picture before depressing it that last part.
MikeH1 thanks for the web site.
I bought one back in 1999. Never did eject right. I ended up changing the ejector and spring with original Browning HP parts. No more problems. Also removed the mag trigger safety. Wonderful trigger pull now. And with Houge rubber grips this is one fine shooter.
I really think for the money these are hard to beat. I owned a Argentina FM HP, but someone made me a offer I could refuse. Wish I would of kept that one.
I have had one since 98 and like it. I have never had a misfeed or jam. It still looks new and shoots good. The trigger is a little gritty though.
I own one, Always been an excellent pistol. I think mines an older one, as I notice that most I've seen are very nicely polished. Mines well polished, but sloppily done, similiar to say a Norinco 213. Just has waves in the metal , and I'm pretty sure it has never been reblued. I bought it used in the mid 90's.
Only real problem I had with mine was the front sight was installed crooked. Had to push the rear sight way over to get it on target. I milled a dovetail on the slide and installed a new front sight.
Found this site today:
Similar to the GP competition 6" barrel, TRT adjustable rear sight suitable for serious target shooters. Windage and elevation adjustments are provided by hardened click screws. Rubber wrap around grips, front counterweight, improved barrel bushing, decreased trigger pull. Single action with high gloss blue finish. Comes complete with two 13 round magazines along with tool kit for adjusting rear sight.
I'd love to have one of these. :D
My PJK-9HP is a great shooter, excellent P-35 copy. It's a keeper!
I've seen these, FEG-PjK 9, pistols all over the net priced from $229 (mil surplus) to $375 for a 98% gun! I also recall that there were some new ones offered a few years ago @ $399.00. Sooo does anyone have an idea what a good price is for a nice gun!?
I have seen them every now and then on Gun Broker $ 225 and up.
FEG is now out of business. The 9JK-9HP was probably their best handgun but they kept right on making 9HP's (not a true high-power clone) for some reason.
After 2004 many of its traditional export markets were put under embargo and this caused the company to finally go bankrupt.
Former type Private
Industry Small Arms, general manufacturing
Founded February 24, 1891 (1891-02-24) in Budapest
Defunct 2004 (2004)
Headquarters Budapest, Hungary
Area served Worldwide
Products Rifles, Handguns, water boilers and heaters
Website http://fegarmy.hu/ (defunct)
the serial numer range on mine is 255XX
the left side is marked:
Imported by Kassnar Imports Inc
Harrisburg, PA 17112
PJK-9HP FEG Budapest
Made in Hungary
Mine is SN: B 958xx Bought it new in 1998.
similiar to this one but with the old style safety
I have a PJK - 9HP that I bought at my local club auction for $40.00!!!! It had no front sight and the hammer rowel was ground off to make it more like a 1911 hammer. I don't think anybody bid on it because it had a missing front sight and it was also a foreign make by a company that most (maybe none of them) had heard of. I could not figure out how the front sight was held in place, it looked like it was staked but I could see no peened over part on the inside of the slide. I ended up cutting a dovetail it and then found that the barrel bushing is apparently threaded in which covers the tenon of the front sight. It shoots great - it is both accurate and reliable with any 9mm ammo that I have tried in it - never a jam! I put some Browning HP grips on it and it is handsome as well. To bad about the fate of the company - over 100 years at making guns. I also own a Frommer STOP, a Femaru M37 and a Lilliput .25ACP which is sort of like a mini 1911 but no thumb safety. Were these all made by FEG?
Even though FEG is closed down. Least with the FEG-PjK 9mm the parts are interchangeable with the Browning HP. I also have a Astra A-100 9mm. Astra also closed up. Factory parts are still around for now. I am thinking in the long run might be better to sell the Astra. Looks like a Sig 226 more or less.
Here's a link related to Hungarian firearms
Laugh hard and often.
I have one of these; they are great pistols. Keep in mind these are NOT 1960's-era Belgian Brownings, but for the price they are great guns. I got mine for @$200, and it shoots everything I put through it. All-in-all a nice pistol.
I had to change out the extractor and spring with original Browning. The FEG had issues with failure to extract cases. Seems to like 124gr better than 115gr. Though no problems shooting Wolf 115gr.
side by side everything looked like my Browning but the barrels would not inter change because of the back of the barrel hood behind chamber would not fit -20 years ago abouts. SHOT BETTER THAN THE HP.<><dk
I got one back in 91? I think that was part of the first lot to come in with the original SA-85m AK sporters. I think it was either 275.00 or 300 total. Fit and std of manufacture appeared to be on par with other HP variants at the time. However the high gloss blue did not hold up at all and failed rather quickly with what I thought was rather limited handling. I ended up reblueing the silly thing and used it as a trail pistol while horse back riding and clearing beaver dams etc. Besides a Bisely style H&R .22 target revolver it is the only commercial pistol I own. It is a great shooter although I do worry about spare parts as a possible issue.
No need to worry about spare parts as just about all Browning parts with interchange with the FEG.
barrel will not <><dk
Well i was just one day at the bench and thought if i changed that excellent shooting barrel from feg to the browning and sale the feg with the below average browning barrel. But would'nt;t work sold the browning and the feg got stolen never recovered,<><dk