$600 a good deal for a Hi Power in 9mm?


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brekneb
January 26, 2010, 06:11 PM
Is it lame to ask for advice on the price of a gun here?

If not, I found a Browning Hi Power 9mm for $600 new from a dealer. Wondered if this is a good deal or not? It's the satin finish frame.

Hi Powers come highly recommended to me by people I know so I thought I might get it.

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Orion8472
January 26, 2010, 06:25 PM
I would think so, yes.

Uh, . . .the price for the gun. . . . .not necessarily "someone asking if a price IS good".

texas bulldog
January 26, 2010, 06:29 PM
$600 new? i would love it if you could PM me the name and location of the dealer. yes, it is a good deal. no it's not lame to ask.

brekneb
January 26, 2010, 06:29 PM
Confused. Are you affirming it's lame to ask or affirming that it's a good deal? :)

brekneb
January 26, 2010, 06:31 PM
Disregard my above.... Bulldog posted before I could.

Well in that case, if you feel it's THAT good then now I'm starting to wonder if something is wrong with it. :D

brekneb
January 26, 2010, 06:32 PM
Oh and if I don't go for it.... Then I'll let anyone that's interested know where they can find it.

Coltman 77
January 26, 2010, 06:32 PM
I'd jump all over it if it's in good condition. Get it now.

Yes, the BHP is a true classic sidearm, buy this one and do your research about them later.

And don't let the CZ guys come in here and talk you out of it. :D

brekneb
January 26, 2010, 06:36 PM
Hah hah buy it now research later. :)

That is one of the main reasons I was holding off on getting it. I don't know too much about them.

Think I might take everyone's advice and go for it. I will come back later with the news as to whether I did go for it or not.

texas bulldog
January 26, 2010, 06:52 PM
do they just have one, or is that their regular price? are you sure it's new? honestly, it's just a lot better than i ever see one priced.

MachIVshooter
January 26, 2010, 07:08 PM
it's just a lot better than i ever see one priced.

Under $600 wasn't uncommon just a few years back. Virtually unheard of now. I should have grabbed one then.

jvw3cc
January 26, 2010, 07:18 PM
I can't believe how much hi powers are going for now.
Several years ago I bought a new .40 S&W SFS, FN marked, Belgium made and assembled high power for $400. I love it. It's not a Browning, but FN makes all of the hi powers for Browning.

dogtown tom
January 26, 2010, 07:39 PM
A New In Box Hi Power is a steal @ $600.

Dealer cost is over $700.

bpl
January 27, 2010, 02:20 AM
That's a great price on an awesome pistol! Go for it! (I have four of them)

Pilot
January 27, 2010, 07:10 AM
Buy it.

hhersh
January 27, 2010, 12:02 PM
In my opinion the Browning Hi Power is the best 9mm on the market. If you can buy a new one for $600 that would be a steal. do not hesitate BUY IT !:fire:

phrogpilot
January 27, 2010, 12:44 PM
If you're reading this post, it means you haven't bought it yet. At $600, I bet it's gone. I bought one new for a lot more 5 months ago and it is my favorite gun, period (I own more than 40). It is such a pure pleasure to not only shoot, but look at as well (say that about the plastic wonders).

brekneb
January 27, 2010, 07:26 PM
Okay I said I'd report back in.

I went for it.

But, turns out that dealer acquired the Hi Power in question not through his wholesaler but in a deal with someone he knows. The FFL told me the individual he got the gun from stated that it was new/unused. The FFL trusts this person.

So, of course, that means he could not say for certain that it was in new condition. And that's the reason it was priced at what it was. But he did not include that info in his description of the gun. So that's why I was under the impression he got it new straight from a wholesaler.

Anyway if anyone's curious no, there was the only one... And upon inspecting it, the condition of the gun was immaculate. I looked it over and it appeared to show no signs of wear. Felt tight, etc. Oh yeah and it was Belgium manufacture.

Maybe I'll put up a picture of it? Let you see what you guys think? But only if anyone is curious to see it?



I'm in California though so I have to wait 10 days before I have it. :D

brekneb
January 27, 2010, 07:38 PM
Oh and the truly surprising thing is that he has been advertising this thing since the beginning of this month. But I guess the living costs here in CA might explain why it stuck around so long?

Gelgoog
January 27, 2010, 08:28 PM
BHP is by far my favorite handgun. I picked up a Belgian captains model last year for $550 in Like New condition....love it. Put some nice spegal grips on them and they are a work of art.

ol' scratch
January 27, 2010, 10:23 PM
I'd jump all over it if it's in good condition. Get it now.

Yes, the BHP is a true classic sidearm, buy this one and do your research about them later.

And don't let the CZ guys come in here and talk you out of it. :D
I love my CZ, but I would STILL love to have a Hi Power for that price.

NMGonzo
January 27, 2010, 10:26 PM
Freaking get it already.

Try to find a used one for $600

otcconan
January 27, 2010, 10:37 PM
Depends on the maker, but if it's an FNH, $600 is a steal.

Dr.Mall Ninja
January 28, 2010, 12:41 AM
Yeah we would love to see pics

brekneb
January 28, 2010, 10:06 PM
Depends on the maker, but if it's an FNH, $600 is a steal.

How can you tell? I only know that it was marked as manufactured in Belgium.

rellascout
January 28, 2010, 10:16 PM
Get is already or tell me where to call so I can guy it and have it transfered to my FFL.

jaysouth
January 28, 2010, 10:21 PM
I can't believe how much hi powers are going for now.
Several years ago I bought a new .40 S&W SFS, FN marked, Belgium made and assembled high power for $400. I love it. It's not a Browning, but FN makes all of the hi powers for Browning.


Sorry, your FN marked .40 Cal was assembled in Portugal. All Hi powers, whether marked FN or Browning have been assembled in Portugal since 1971.

Not to hijack the thread, but $600 is a decent price these days for an ANIB Browning in 9mm. Does it have fixed sights?

Cactus Jack Arizona
January 28, 2010, 11:54 PM
Lucky you. ;) I wish I could find a good looking Belgian made BHP for $600. Specifically, the Captain's model.

zxcvbob
January 28, 2010, 11:57 PM
Are you sure it's a Browning (or FN) and not a FM?

rellascout
January 28, 2010, 11:58 PM
Are you sure it's a Browning (or FN) and not a FM?

FM's were never made in Belgium.

zxcvbob
January 29, 2010, 12:14 AM
I didn't see where he mentioned it was Belgian. (now I see it in post #24)

earlthegoat2
January 29, 2010, 12:14 AM
-I just got an unfired one in the box MKII for 600 OTD and I thought it was an excellent price.

brekneb
January 29, 2010, 01:59 AM
Get is already or tell me where to call so I can guy it and have it transfered to my FFL.

Post #17 I dropped back in to say that I got it.


Does it have fixed sights?

Somehow I managed to over look whether it did or not. Don't ask me how that happened. :) I'll have it a little over a week from now. (10 day wait periods due to living in Komnifornia.)


I just got an unfired one in the box MKII for 600 OTD and I thought it was an excellent price.

MK II is the larger sights and larger safety lever right?

Hopefully mine turns out to be truly unfired as well. Like I said, I'll post pics to try to show the condition it's in (but only if people are interested.) :)

brekneb
January 29, 2010, 02:00 AM
And thanks for your willingness to help me out with this, everybody. I appreciate the time you all took to point me in the right direction.

Thanks a lot. :)

earlthegoat2
January 29, 2010, 10:01 AM
Yes, the MKII is the larger safety and larger sights but it is not quite as good as the MKIII. The MKII also has less than stellar parkerization on it. God shooting though.

brekneb
January 30, 2010, 10:34 PM
And the way to tell whether it's a Mk II or Mk III are very subtle differences correct?

I think I'll definitely have to post a picture to see which it is now. I'm the curious one now. I'm thinking it's gonna turn out to be a MK II though....

So in your estimation earl what gives the edge to the III over the II?

Thanks!

And thanks one more time to everybody!

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