Picked up a HP25

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Picked up a HP25

Postby Bulldog1 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:29 pm

I just got a HP25 cheap winning bid was $7.00. It said it was non functional with a mag. So I picked it up and I could barely rack the slide. I took it home and started to take it apart. I discover that some super genius :roll: had decided to take a black Hp25 and turn it into a chrome aluminum HP25 by using Rattle can paint. Now I myself have used Rattle can engine paint before and ended up with good results. But this super genius used a new time saving method that I had not thought of before. they skipped the disassembly part of the process and just pulled the grips and shot it with a heavy coat of paint. So after many hours of scrapping and cleaning it works again.
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Re: Picked up a HP25

Postby Don » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:16 pm

Glad you got going again. I've wanted a HP25 for awhile. Let us know how it shoots.

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Re: Picked up a HP25

Postby Flowmaster » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:37 pm

Good work. Got any pics?

I've never fully taken apart an HP22 or HP25. They're pretty complicated for SNS guns.
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Re: Picked up a HP25

Postby Bulldog1 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:36 am

Sorry I screwed up and didn't take pictures when I opened it up would have made a good what not to do
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Re: Picked up a HP25

Postby Papa G » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:56 am

Oh My Gosh!!! Why would anyone spray paint their handgun??? It makes no sense to me. I guess you will soak it in paint remover and clear out the entire pistol of the paint. :o :o
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Re: Picked up a HP25

Postby farmkid » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:39 pm

It sounds like you got a real bargain, considering the "previous idiot owner" discount. It's always great to pick up something for cheap because it doesn't work, only to find that "doesn't work" is an easy fix.
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Re: Picked up a HP25

Postby Bulldog1 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:06 am

Has anyone ran into this? I picked up a parts kit for my HP25A that included the barrel and slide for a HP25 no A . The slide fits fine but the barrel is cast like a HP22 there is no screw on block or hole for the bolt head that sticks up from the cross bar on the frame. All the rest of of the parts fit. When I get a chance I'll post pictures showing the difference.
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Re: Picked up a HP25

Postby adam01364 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:54 am

I had this happen with the first 5" .25ACP range barrel kit I acquired. I had to drill a small hole to accommodate that bolt head.

My guess -and it's just my WAG- that the main purpose of that bolt it to prevent barrel swapping between calibers.
I might know someone who has done that. ;)
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Re: Picked up a HP25

Postby farmkid » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:12 pm

Bulldog1 wrote:Has anyone ran into this? I picked up a parts kit for my HP25A that included the barrel and slide for a HP25 no A .


That "A" vs. plain HP-2x has always puzzled me, especially since I've heard of no sightings of a pistol without the "A". Does anyone know more about this? What were the changes? And has anyone ever seen a non-A in the wild?
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Re: Picked up a HP25

Postby Bulldog1 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:47 am

finally got this done and pictures uploaded, it shots pretty good. I think it turned out nice for a $7 Junker.
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