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Posted: 5/22/2003 1:09:27 PM EDT
Gents,


I am interested in purchasing a Hi Power. It is used and in decent shape. The barrel looks sharp, finish is ok and it is made in Belgium and assembled in portugal. It comes with 2 factory mags. Is 479 too much?

Thanks

Max
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 1:25:02 PM EDT
I'm not sure what your definitions of "decent shape" and "okay finish" are, but new FN MKIII Hi Powers are running in the neighborhood of $585. As long as the gun you're looking at isn't too beat, it sounds fair.
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 2:01:57 PM EDT
Jim,

Decent shape, it was owned by a retired Marine. It is clean but it has been used. The finish has some minor blemishes, but nothing that will interfere with it's function. I have a bunch of mags for this thing and I have always wanted one but did not know much about these pistols. Is there anything else I should be looking for? It gas the Pachmyr rubber wrap around grips is that factory?

Thanks

Max
Link Posted: 5/22/2003 11:19:06 PM EDT
Well, if a Marine owned it there's no doubt it's a clean gun! Yes, some models came with the rubber wrap-arounds. My Practical Model did & I changed them out for the regular wood grips.

$479 is a **bit** high for a used HP, IMO. OTOH, buying from your buddy will allow you to skip the sales tax on a used gun.

Of course, I haven't seen any High Powers lately at gun shows so the scarcity may account for the bit higher asking price?

I use my HP for IDPA matches & it's just super!!!
Link Posted: 5/26/2003 7:42:42 AM EDT
Well my roommate just bought an Inglis Hipower for $350 plus tax with an Inglis marked high cap mag... a very good deal.

I just picked up an FM Hipower Detective from FAC for $264.24 with one 10 round mag. It has a new slide and barrel and was arsenal refinished. There is some minor pitting on the frame, but my smith says he can remove the pitting and refinish the whole gun for $100 - including matching all the serial numbers as the new slide and barrel have one number and the frame another.
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