Hi - Power dilemma all opinions welcome, Cane please give me yours

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by kycol, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. kycol

    kycol New Member

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    Ok here it is. I want a Hi-power there is a used browning Hi- power at local gun store for $739 it is a mark III and I'd say it is 85 to 90%. They also have 2 in the new case these are not the markIII and I don't know for sure what the difference is other than the Finnish and grips. Confused because the new ones one is $850 and the other $900. Why? The price diff idk, if I go for new i will ask.

    Here's the dilemma last fall at a local range I loaned my son $450 to buy one 95 to 98% so it is hard for me to pay that much more. Should I wait for another bargain or go for it.

    Which one should I go for if I go for it.

    And last question I have heard of a FM that's right not FN but an FM Hi-power should be cheaper but I have not found one. These are supposed to be licensed clones, but they may not be imported any more. Does anybody know about these.

    I'm so confused, I went back to the gun shop to buy it today, but just couldn't make a decision. Please help.
     
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  2. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    idk about the actual Hi-Powers, but I have seen the clones on gunbroker before. (not sure if they were FM). I hear that they are good shooters. They usually run around $400-$500.
     

  3. kycol

    kycol New Member

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    I think that the FM is the only licensed clone though.
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    On a used Hi-Power, check the cam area.
    The cam (used to pull the rear of the barrel down) should be tight and non-removable.
    If the cam is loose, that could be an indication that the handgun is well used or that the previous owners used ammo that was of high pressure.

    The Hi-Power is a nice pistol. I have one of the South American clones that was made under license from FN. Nice gun, but the trigger is a little heavy for precision shooting.
     
  5. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I have visited many gun stores, used Hi Powers don't show up very often. Only one I ever ran across, I adopted. Based on what I have read, 739 is not outrageously high. Just depends on your budget, and strong the hankering is.
     
  6. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    . :)
     
  7. kycol

    kycol New Member

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    Is you clone from Argentina ?
     
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    $739 for a used BHP?? Put the gun down and walk away!

    CDNN had the FN 75th Anniversary model, NIB for less than that! (800)588-9500

    If you are willing to look at used BHP's try these.

    GunBroker.com - Browning Hi Power Both new and used.

    [​IMG]

    ^ I got this used BHP on GunBroker for <$500.

    OR

    Call Sarco 610-250-3960, they don't have a website and ask them what used BHP's they have in stock. (their prices are worth the inconvenience)

    Royal Tiger Imports: Used FN Browning Hi Power 9x19 - $449.95

    The BHP was also produced in Canada for Allied use, by John Inglis and Company in Toronto. These tend to run cheaper than their Belgium brothers.

    The FM BHP was made under FN (Fabrique Nationale) license by Fabricaciones Militares (FM) of Argentina. These can be found occasionally at J&G Sales for ~$350.

    Some BHP clones;
    Charles Daily HP, FEG parts assembled in US
    FEG PJK-9HP, by Fegyver es Gazkeszuelekgyara NV, now FEGARMY Arms factory, Ltd.
    Kareen, an Israeli Arms copy built in Bulgaria by Arcus
    Pindad, an Indonesia copy ​

    Here's a great source for BHP info;

    highpowersandhandguns.com
     
  9. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Take a look over on Gunbroker.

    (Gad- I love the way great minds think alike)
     
  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Ditto! [​IMG]
     
  11. kycol

    kycol New Member

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    Thanks Cain Just what I expected that you had good answers on about anything John Mosses Browning related. This gun store has so much business that they are very unwilling to bargain. It really is unbelievable the amount of guns they sell just in the amount of time I am in there. I think it is the largest gun store in Ky, and it in the middle of no-where. Their web site doesn't do them justice. They do keep there used guns list up to date, but not new. On new guns they don't even have most listed. They have one whole isle of AR's top and bottom I didn't count but I would guess 300 or more and seldom any two alike.
     
  12. kycol

    kycol New Member

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    I think that is too much for a rather used MK111---I recently picked up a slightly used (mint) MK111 with SFS system factory installed for $675. in the box with extra mags---wonderful pistol, by the way!
     
  14. utf59

    utf59 New Member

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    I got my Mark III in a trade, which I would value at well south of the price you saw. I've seen a few used BHPs at around $700, but they were in nicer shape than what you mentioned.

    BTW, a friend of mine has one of the Argentine clones. It shoots well enough, but I recall the trigger being gritty, and the overall feel wasn't as good. But he didn't pay that much for it.
     
  15. kycol

    kycol New Member

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    Yesterday i got it.

    FEG P9M-9HP. Wish it was a fn but I'm happy
     

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