View Full Version : Question for BHP fans...

Harry Callahan
September 6, 2007, 02:29 PM
I was at my favorite gun store earlier today looking at some gun porn. I came across an older Hi Power. It is satin chromed(non factory), has had a trigger job, has nice sights, walnut grips, has the non ambidextrious safety, and is going for $599. It does have some minor blemishes but the bore looks shiny and smooth. I also took it down to look at slide wear, cleanliness, etc. I have been looking for something like this for a long time, but:

A)Is this a reasonable price for something like this?
B)I've had my eye on a gunsafe for the garage that I probably NEED more but I don't want to blow a chance at a gun I have been searching for like this one but if I get one I won't be able to get the other for some time.

What would you do?

September 6, 2007, 02:40 PM
Too much for a non-standard Hi power IMHO.

The non-factory Chrome would be my issue. I would offer $475 to $525 depending on how much you really want it.

September 6, 2007, 05:34 PM
The non-factory Chrome would be my issue. I would offer $475 to $525 depending on how much you really want it.


you can pick up a non chrome Brand New Hi-Power for around $675 for a .40 cal. if you looked you might do better than that.

September 6, 2007, 06:51 PM
It depends. What do HP's go for in your area? Have you tried the trigger? If it had trigger work done that could run the price up. How old is it? If you can supply the beginning of the serial number we can tell you what year it was made. How do you know it isn't the factory Satin Nickel?

Harry Callahan
September 6, 2007, 07:35 PM
The guy that was showing me the gun said "I doubt it is the original finish" and yes it has had trigger work done, breaks like glass. I bought a .40 BHP Practical a couple of years ago. I paid about $780 then. Are there tell tale signs regarding the finish? Thanks in advance.

September 6, 2007, 07:43 PM
Where I live, the gun show price for a used High Power has crept up to $600. If you can find one used in a gun store, it might run less than that, but they're scarce used and the last several I've seen were $400-450, but pretty rough.

September 6, 2007, 08:29 PM
I picked up a "used" but apparently unfired Hi-Power a few months back for a little over $400, but it had been on the shelf a while and the gunshop was ready to talk turkey. I think it was tagged in the low $500's.

You can probably knock a good deal of cash off of that price with a little haggling.

September 6, 2007, 11:13 PM
You need a safe, but you can always get a safe. Old pistols on your list do not come falling from the sky. (If they do, would you let me in on the secret?)

I saw a 2.5" M19 and a single action only M14 (S&W revolvers, of the old pinned barrel variety) in a shop and I dithered. They were quickly gone and I'm still kicking myself.

September 6, 2007, 11:49 PM
I bought several BHPs when I was in that phase about 9 months ago. Most from auctions, all used in VG to LNIB, prices ranging from $325-450.