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Browning Hi Power from the early 60's?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Nestor, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    I don't know if this is more like investment opportunity or solid shooter, but I found what appears to be commercial Belgium made Browning Hi Power 9mm in 98% condition priced at $599. It's 1962-1964 vintage (serial number - 117048). 2 magazines, 4.5" barrel bright and clean (rated as excellent). Should I buy that one? I already had one of the new Browning Hi Powers and true to be told I didn't like the trigger at all, but it's easy to work on from what I've heard and at this price it's kinda difficult to ignore...Thanks for your feedback :wavey: Off to work now.

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  2. 69HEMI-R/T

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    Why do you not own it already? Nice price on a real icon of the gun world. In other words, Yes, I would pay that in a second for that pistol.
     

  3. Glock21Owner

    Glock21Owner NRA Life Member

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    Nice pistol. Always reminds me of Serpico
     
  4. UtahIrishman

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    That's an excellent price. I'd snap it up
     
  5. got2hav1

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    YES QUICKly!!!!!!
     
  6. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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  7. jrs93accord

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    Nestor, why waste the time in asking? Go buy the darn pistol. If you do not, someone else will. Afterall, "ye who hesitates is lost".

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  8. bac1023

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    Awesome price

    Go for it! :cool:
     
  9. TxGun

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    Yeah, if the LH side is as good as the RH side, I'd definitely buy it at that price.
     
  10. ronin.45

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    Nice find, Nestor. I'd snatch it up.
     
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  12. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    Thanks Guys, I think I will contact the store today.
    I just found it yesterday and it seems like pretty decent deal. Store is located in the different province that suffers from the high rate of unemployement lately. I've seen some interesting guns priced pretty damn good there lately. Maybe someone has the bills piling up...oh well, thanks again for your feedback :wavey:
     
  13. federali

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    I agree with the others, buy the pistol. The trigger can be improved by a good gunsmith who knows Brownings. While many owners opt to remove the magazine disconnect, there's still room for improvement even with the disconnect.
     
  14. Bruce M

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    Around here that would be a great price.
     
  15. bac1023

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    I love the early BHP's with the internal extractor.
     
  16. Chuche2

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    Buy it and give us some updates.
     
  17. MrMurphy

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    Good price for any BHP, much less one in that condition and age.
     
  18. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    Well, I contacted the local BHP guru and asked people around via the Canadian gun forum and obviously the local prices for the BHP pistols are lower than South of the border. I was told that the value of this particular pistol is
    , so obviously it's not as good investment as I was thinking. Anyway, thanks again for your feedback.
    Friend of mine just called in and said that there is a minty S&W model 28 for sale (still in the box) in his local store...so I guess I will try to get this one first and think about BHP later :wavey:
     
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    Hit like you are wearing a wife beater in a trailer park and your old lady just told you there's no more beer!
     
  20. AustinTx

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    In the early 1960s,, there were a bunch of those Belgium made Browning Hi Powers imported. I had one and I hated the trigger. They're well built guns, but I wouldn't pay that much for one. I never could find out where they were imported from.