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FN Browning High powers for $349 at Buds Guns

Discussion in 'Great Deals' started by Hun Shooter, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Hun Shooter

    Hun Shooter Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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  2. PaulB47

    PaulB47 Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    That is tempting...
     
  3. old11bravo

    old11bravo Everett, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Damn you Hun Shooter!! Couldn't resist!! I ordered mine. I'll update with my impressions when it arrives.
     
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  4. Hun Shooter

    Hun Shooter Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    What did you get?
     
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  5. old11bravo

    old11bravo Everett, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Why, the Hi-Power of course! I couldn't help myself. I figured at that price I could shoot the bubblegum out of it instead of babying it like I do the two I have now. In fact, one of the two I have now has a serial # that dates it to 1986 and is still unfired in the original box. The one I just bought from Bud's should help ease the urge I have to shoot the 1986 piece.
     
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  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Oh No! So many temptations, so little cash!
     
  7. Hun Shooter

    Hun Shooter Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Last week they had the Mauser 80 High Power for the same price range. It's just an FEG clone with a Mauser logo but still rare and interesting.
     
  8. rodriguez

    rodriguez keizer Member

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    Hello I am not that familiar with the fn browning high power. What's the original price on it?
     
  9. P7id10T

    P7id10T Cedar Hills Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I looked at those a few days ago - all excellent candidates for either Robar or hard chrome refinishing. Add some Ivory grips, a bowler and a gold tooth, and you'll be pimpin'!
     
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    tanzuki Salem Active Member

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    I'm not familiar with it either but at the start of the thread I looked into it and it seems to have an average everyday price of around $1000.
    I'm sure it's an awesome gun, it's just not my thing. Odd harder to find ammo calibers just mean it's more expensive to shoot and likely to become a safe queen.
     
  11. The Nothing

    The Nothing PDX Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    What were you looking at?
    9mm is so common, I think they even sell it at 7-11...
     
  12. tanzuki

    tanzuki Salem Active Member

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    My mistake. I was thinking that was the 5.7 FN.
     
  13. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    If you guys are ever in Lexington, KY check out buds gun shop. They have a great store and sweet range, also a reactive steel target range.

    It's the one thing I miss about Kentucky.
    Well and Raising Kanes chicken, that place is the ish
     
  14. old11bravo

    old11bravo Everett, Washington Well-Known Member

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    I went and picked mine up from my FFL yesterday afternoon. That was some very quick shipping and I am impressed with that.

    The serial # dates mine to a 1994 manufacture.

    Initial impressions were that it was indeed not going to win any beauty contests. However, the internals appear very clean and operational. I finally have an FNH Browning Hi-Power (this is my third) that I can literally do anything I want to it and not feel bad or remorseful. I will shoot the heck out of this gun and I've no doubt that if it's like my other BHP's it will be a tack driver (range report will be next). That said, I will probably begin by removing the magazine disconnect and replacing the grips. The grips seem to be the worst for wear of anything on the specimen I received. The finish on the frame and slide is worn, scratched and missing in places but no apparent pitting so refinishing is an option although I doubt I'll go that far. The barrel looks great with strong rifling present and little wear both inside and out. It would appear there is a lot of functional life left in this otherwise beat up looking gun. I would buy it again if I had the choice to make again. I would also recommend to anyone that wants to get into the entry level BHP game.

    Now I'll see if I can load some pics. Might have to wait until I get hme for that but I'll try anyway.

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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Those must have fallen of a truck on the autobahn.

    But for that price who cares.
    I'm never been one for caring if a gun has a scratch or ding. As long as it goes bang.
     
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    old11bravo Everett, Washington Well-Known Member

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    I think the holsters in Israel are made of barbed wire.

    It would be a great candidate for cerakote or something of that nature. Me... I'm just gonna put some comfy pachmeyers on there and shoot it!
     
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    Hun Shooter Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I was thinking the same thing. There is nothing to lose by refinishing it.

    Hell, if done right, it could double it's value.
     
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    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    A nice 400 grit polish and a rust blue job and it'll be a beauty