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Re: gunoholic
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2019, 07:02:01 pm »
I paid $200.00 for my Belgium made Hi-Power,I wouldn't sell it for under $1500.00, which is my way of saying "It isn't for sale".
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« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2019, 07:35:37 am »
This is LNIB made in the last several years. It is made in Belgium and assembled in Portugal. According to what I've read, they have been assembled in Portugal since the 1980's.

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« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2019, 07:50:33 am »
My LGS has Browning Hi Power @ about $1100 ...nice but  :-\

I think it is from the mid 50's
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« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2019, 10:41:38 am »
Mine was made in 1973 or 75, I?ll have to check.
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« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2019, 11:57:45 am »

A long time ago .... In a galaxy Far Far Away ....

Whilst stationed in Germany in 1971 we could buy surpluses High Powers for $75.  Found later, 'cause they hand lanyard rings, couldn't bring them home.  Snif Snif Snuffle Snuffle.

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« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2019, 07:06:14 am »
Forgive me, friends for I have Slipped again  ...?

Had PTO day so.... I visited the den of Gunoholic- ism  HOE Boy !

A near minty  Colt Police Positive 38  made in 1919 was acquired , it comes home in the Mornung

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« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2019, 07:18:27 am »
I just bought an unfired Colt Python that I really couldn't afford but it was a great deal and traded off a gun I wasn't crazy about to trim the fat off the price! Oh yea, I'm a gunaholic alright! ::)
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« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2019, 05:19:45 pm »
I just bought an unfired Colt Python that I really couldn't afford but it was a great deal and traded off a gun I wasn't crazy about to trim the fat off the price! Oh yea, I'm a gunaholic alright! ::)

Oh My Yes! Colt Pythons are like Jaguars! Everbody needs one, until they have to get it worked on!  :-(

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Re: gunoholic
« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2019, 12:56:35 pm »
Jubal Starbuck once coined it as "NTA"!!!

"Need To Acquire" ;D ;D

Or:  GAS = Gun Acquisition Syndrome

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Re: gunoholic
« Reply #34 on: October 25, 2019, 05:28:21 pm »
This is LNIB made in the last several years. It is made in Belgium and assembled in Portugal. According to what I've read, they have been assembled in Portugal since the 1980's.

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It followed me home last night.  ::)

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« Reply #35 on: October 25, 2019, 06:39:41 pm »
Congratulation, It is one of the finest 9mm pistols ever made.
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« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2019, 08:25:52 am »
I was at the Toy Store yesterday (Nov. 1 )  and took a real good look at the Browning Hi Power on consignment.

I looked for the SX to try to determine the manufacture date.
The slide has the Browning Utah address line and Made in Belgium ,  no S # visible on the frame slide or barrel.
I believe it is on the frame below the Trigger Guard.
The # was not visible because the PO has applied an anti-slip tape strip under the TG and the BS.

All indications it is a post 1954 import to the US commercial purchase gun with walnut grip panels.

Pure speculation on my part at this point a  mid sixties maybe early 70's manufacture date.... condition is good, but not excellent....

I think the $1100 asking price is at best optimistic infarct whimsical.




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« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2019, 10:07:06 am »
I agree it is over priced. $900 - $1000 is closer.

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« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2019, 03:05:05 pm »
$900 still a bit high maybe   I'm thinking $800 would be fair
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« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2019, 03:21:23 pm »
Hey Kent ?.  ah thanks but I figure half cure is admitting the addiction....so hence the post

HI ! "  I'm Major and I'm a  gunoholic "   1/2 a cure is better than none
 

I guess I'll admit to the Springfield 1903 rifle that broke my almost 11 day withdrawal   ;D least I'm a happy "O"holic    :D

Todays LGS visit netted a 16" 1905 Bayonet for the 03  . and as a side score a British 1888 Pattern Lee Medford and/or Lee Enfield Bayonet

scary part is I don't have a Lee Medford or Lee Enfield..... ummmm  YET  :-\

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« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2019, 05:38:57 pm »
$900 still a bit high maybe   I'm thinking $800 would be fair
$800 sounds better.

I might have to get a 1905 bayonet, also.

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« Reply #41 on: November 02, 2019, 06:22:54 pm »
The folks that have them are right tight & proud of them  :P  cost wise

I did not set out to gather bayonets 

but I got one with the Berthier ,  found one for the M17 by chance ( no scabbard though ) and scored the 1905  American Fork and Hoe w/ scabbard
and was given the 1888 Pattern w/ scabbard ( however The scabbard is all steel and tinned navy service ? maybe )

EDIT>>>Canadian issue it turns out
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« Reply #42 on: November 03, 2019, 10:35:54 am »

Went to the TOY store yesterday.  Picked up my NEW "KNEW TWO ME" Handi rifle.  44 Manglem.  Yep, not a type 0.  The rifle is a commemorative "Whitetails Unlimited" special edition.  It is in As New condition.  UNFIRED. 

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Re: gunoholic
« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2019, 06:54:42 pm »
Got a few more goodies from Midway a few days ago. Seems like their shipping department is competing with Amazon's shipping, got a gunsmith screwdriver set, bore guide kit for cleaning, 2 bikini scope covers and a hammer extension for my Marlin-came in a huge box and the items barely covered the bottom of the box. But UNLIKE Amazon, at least the box was securely taped and had a string of those plastic air bubble packing things that was at least 6 ft long.

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« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2019, 11:43:37 am »

Well .... Now that I have my Brandy New 22 year old Handi Rifle, Limited edition, with way cool Laminated stock and fore end .... it's time to replace the wood.  Time for a nice nifty custom Mannlicher  style stock set.

Just a Gunoholic what can't leave well enough alone.