Would you buy this?

Discussion in 'Hi Power Firearms' started by danf_fl, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Offered to me:

    An original BHP (s/n: 8###).
    Some pitting under grips.
    Matching serial numbers.
    Seller is wanting $850.00

    My counter will be $850.00 for pistol and 150 rounds of ammo, depending on condition of pistol.
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, any price guide BOOK tells you what a gun sold for THE YEAR BEFORE THE BOOK WAS PRINTED.

    Usually what I will do is go over to Gunbroker, log in, search for CLOSED sales, put in the search terms, and look for the guns of that type that actually sold. And look at the pics to see how condition compares to one I am looking at.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Thanks!
    I have to look at the actual condition.
     
  4. Ibmikey

    Ibmikey Member

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    As suggested, check Gunbroker, determine how much you will pay for an acceptable condition firearm and make your offer, final decision is yours. Is $850 reasonable for a nice HP? Depends on the firearm, when made, history etc. only you will be able to determine that. High powers sell for a lot more and a lot less than $850.
     
  5. Jms920

    Jms920 New Member

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    There's no way I'd pay that much for anything with pitting.
     
  6. Mongo

    Mongo Active Member Supporter

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    How did it get posted in "today's posts"?
     
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  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Gents- check dates on initial posting.
     
  8. ca1survivor

    ca1survivor New Member

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    a few years ago I paid $800.00 <> for a 1984 HP no box, two mags but it was unfired, not a mark on it and the best trigger I have ever felt, took the mag safety off and back on, the trigger got less than 3lb pull <>.
     
  9. SavageGuy_

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    See C3's post (#7) above
     
  10. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Danf,

    IMO that is a little too much for a BHP that has a bad finish or any pitting.
    Here is one for sale on Guns International for $799.00 in excellent condition. Here is a picture of it and it is in great condition.
     

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  11. Ibmikey

    Ibmikey Member

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    Yo fellows!! Some of thee posters are trying to point out the guy was looking at a pistol three years ago...chances are it sold by now :D