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  • Chief351
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    Originally posted by jefferson101 View Post
    That pretty much confirms what I'd already concluded.

    I've got several HP's, and several FEG's. My spare parts for the two types have been completely interchangeable so far. Either they are made to the same specifications or someone did the best reverse engineering in the history of the world.
    Exactly. All you have to do is research those Turkish "Regent" Hi Powers being sold over here, and see all of the issues with mis-sized pins, and breaking extractors, etc. Those ere reverse engineered. The FEGs are just too good. I even purchased a replacement barrel for my FEG counterfeit FN (the FEG pistol sold to Iraq back in the late '80s with FN roll marks) because I wanted a straight feed ramp instead of the old-fashioned humped one, and it dropped right into my FEG.

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  • jefferson101
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    That pretty much confirms what I'd already concluded.

    I've got several HP's, and several FEG's. My spare parts for the two types have been completely interchangeable so far. Either they are made to the same specifications or someone did the best reverse engineering in the history of the world.

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  • Chief351
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    FEG Hi Power Massive Information Dump

    The dike holding back on FEG Hi Power information just broke, and there's now a veritable FLOOD of information coming through. You can find it over at the Hi Power Collectors forum: https://highpowercollectors.proboard...eg-high-powers. It seems that there is a Hungarian guy with an interest in the FEG company who has been doing research for a book, including sifting through Hungarian government archives, interviewing former FEG employees, etc. For some reason he has decided not to publish his information in book form, so he has begun dumping the Hi Power related info onto the FEG sub-forum at the site I referenced above!

    The big blockbuster so far is that the FEG HI powers were not, in fact, unsanctioned reverse-engineered copies of the Hi Power, but were actually built under license with FN engineering data and with tooling provided by FN!

    As an owner of two FEG Hi Powers, and knowing about the way that FN parts will drop right in to an FEG, I always felt that they were too close for this to be a reverse-engineered hack job. I speculated that the engineering package was taken by the Germans when they overran Belgium in WWII (They actually reopened the FN factory using the same Belgian workers to make the Hi Power for Luftwaffe paratroopers.). I figured then that a copy of the package was sent back to the Waffenamt in Berlin, and then was snatched up by the Russians when they took Berlin right before the German surrender. Eventually I figured that the Hungarians got the FN engineering package from the Russians. Who would have thought that FN actually licensed FEG to build the Hi Power and even provided them with the tooling!

    And we thought that all of these records went up in smoke when the Iron Curtain fell!
    Last edited by Chief351; February 26, 2021, 19:22.
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