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Nestor
02-21-2012, 17:41
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.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/HiPower.jpg

69HEMI-R/T
02-21-2012, 18:29
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.

Glock21Owner
02-21-2012, 18:41
Nice pistol. Always reminds me of Serpico

UtahIrishman
02-21-2012, 18:47
That's an excellent price. I'd snap it up

got2hav1
02-21-2012, 18:58
YES QUICKly!!!!!!

RMTactical
02-21-2012, 19:06
Do it!!

jrs93accord
02-21-2012, 19:38
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".

JR

bac1023
02-21-2012, 19:41
Awesome price

Go for it! :cool:

TxGun
02-21-2012, 19:52
Yeah, if the LH side is as good as the RH side, I'd definitely buy it at that price.

ronin.45
02-21-2012, 19:58
Nice find, Nestor. I'd snatch it up.

Foxtrotx1
02-21-2012, 20:03
Buy it now.

Nestor
02-22-2012, 05:03
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:

federali
02-22-2012, 05:43
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.

Bruce M
02-22-2012, 06:06
Around here that would be a great price.

bac1023
02-22-2012, 06:10
I love the early BHP's with the internal extractor.

Chuche2
02-22-2012, 12:55
Buy it and give us some updates.

MrMurphy
02-22-2012, 13:14
Good price for any BHP, much less one in that condition and age.

Nestor
02-22-2012, 14:57
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 $600 max, 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:

Aceman
02-22-2012, 15:37
Hit like you are wearing a wife beater in a trailer park and your old lady just told you there's no more beer!

AustinTx
02-22-2012, 16:35
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.

AustinTx
02-22-2012, 16:42
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:

You probably already know, but the Model 28 is the cheaper version of that pistol. Called the Highway Patrol Model, matte finish, just a good reliable revolver. I think the Texas Highway Patrol were issued them, back then. The Model 27 was the same gun, with a high polish and deep blue finish. I always wanted a 27 with a 2 1/2" barrel. Really cool gun. The 28 was all I ever had, though.

Nestor
02-22-2012, 16:57
You probably already know, but the Model 28 is the cheaper version of that pistol. Called the Highway Patrol Model, matte finish, just a good reliable revolver. I think the Texas Highway Patrol were issued them, back then. The Model 27 was the same gun, with a high polish and deep blue finish. I always wanted a 27 with a 2 1/2" barrel. Really cool gun. The 28 was all I ever had, though.

Thanks. I was looking for a future project platform and model 28 fits that bill perfectly. Quite a few of them around, but those are usually the beaters. The one that emerged (I snapped it already) is nearly like new. I'm thinking about building a designated HD revolver next year and now I have what I wanted. Here is my model 27 BTW - too damn pretty to mess up with. :wavey:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v295/Admon/P1070329.jpg

m2hmghb
02-22-2012, 17:30
Offer the store 525 or 550 and see what happens. If I recall correctly you used to issue them as a service handgun so they're more common.

ca survivor
02-22-2012, 18:27
to me that is a good price for the Browning, I see surface rust on top of the grip, I paid $800.00 for mine a year ago but it was a safe queen, unfired and the best trigger I have seen on a HI power.

Brian Lee
02-23-2012, 01:09
I'd have bought it by now instead of giving someone else a chance. The old Belgium ones are the good ones. I won't buy a recent copy made by anyone else.