What is a hi point 9mm carbine worth these days?


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dillja02
November 28, 2011, 04:27 PM
Hi everyone this is my first posting here. I have been reading the forums for quite some time and just decided to post. A guy I work with told me he would sell me his hi point 9mm carbine for 180. He just put a crappy ncstar scope on it so that doesnt add much value but I figured the gun would be worth more than 180 in very good condition. What do you guys think?

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OARNGESI
November 28, 2011, 05:25 PM
Id pick it up for 180

Clipper
November 28, 2011, 05:38 PM
Heck, that's a $50.00 stock...

rule303
November 28, 2011, 05:53 PM
New 995 carbines are around $250, so it seems like a prettyy good deal. The scope and ATI stock are a bonus.

hometheaterman
November 28, 2011, 06:19 PM
I'd say $180 is fair. That's about the most I'd pay for one used in stock form, but that one does look a little nicer so that adds some value. Even for a stock one I'd pay $180 though, it's just the upper end of what I'd pay.

dillja02
November 28, 2011, 07:19 PM
Yeah he forgot to mention the ATI stock and I am not real familiar so didn't recognize it. I just picked it up. It had the stock, scope, and 2 mags so I got a good deal if it shoots. This guy doesnt always take care as well as he should but I think its fine. Can't wait to test it out on Friday.

DanTheFarmer
November 28, 2011, 08:56 PM
Congratulations, I hope it works out well for you.

I only recently bought a Hi-Point Carbine so please double check everything I say but hopefully I can provide you with some good information.

Hi-Point is famous for having the warranty travel with the gun, not just the original owner. If you run into problems caused by less than perfect care you could well be in luck. There are lots of stories on the net about people returning them to the factory and get an essentially rebuilt gun with a couple of spare magazines thrown in for their trouble. Internet stories are always suspect but the company does have a good reputation for helping their customers.

The carbine is also suppossed to take a lot of abuse and keep on functioning. Blast the action with Brake Cleaner or Gun Scrubber, run a few patches down the bore, a little bit of lube where it counts, and you're good as new. Again this is second hand internet rumor but plenty of people are saying they have one for a truck gun or other low maintenance, high abuse situations and they keep going bang.

I hope your experience is a good one. Ugly is Beautiful!

Dan

Motega
November 28, 2011, 09:07 PM
If you can get it to the range before buying I would, on a bottom of the barrel firearm like a Hi-Point I'd want to make sure I wasn't going to have to put another 180 in it before it behaves. Check out the gun auction sites, the last one on gunsamerica sold for $155

Ar180shooter
November 28, 2011, 09:39 PM
If you figure the stock is worth $50 and the sight is worth $30, you're getting the gun for $100. It's no USC, but works well enough. I'd go for it.

bikerdoc
November 28, 2011, 09:43 PM
Min is old and still groups well. Keep it clean. Great fun plinker.

dillja02
November 29, 2011, 07:13 AM
It's in pretty good shape but it is dirty as can be lol. If I have any problems ill be calling hipoint and taking advantage of their supposedly awesome warranty and customer service. Thanks for the info on it guys, I knew joining this forum would be good because so many people are very knowledgeable and quick to respond. Thanks!

Fred in Wisc
November 29, 2011, 11:50 AM
Check that the action closes smoothly without drag. Those ATI stocks sometimes hang up the slide and you have to file them internally for clearance so it will close again after firing. Not a big deal, an hour or so with a dremel and a fine file will take care of it.

That said, I think 180 is a pretty good deal for a fun little gun like that. Especially with the "storm" stock instead of the "planet of the apes" stock.

wingman
November 29, 2011, 12:00 PM
Just an opinion but much of the problems I believe with the carbine is people run them dry yet the type of metal used begs for lube,I have a 40 cal with many rounds and little wear I ran her wet.

Carl N. Brown
November 29, 2011, 12:34 PM
...make sure I wasn't going to have to put another 180 in it before it behaves...

The beauty of the HiPoint is, if it doesn't behave, you ship it off to its momma and she'll make it behave. You buy a second hand (high dollar brand here) you can end up spending a lot of money to fix it on your own dime.

gotigers
November 29, 2011, 02:27 PM
Only if they had double stack mags or used a common mag like glock.

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