1989 Browning Hi-Power

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  1. White Hawk

    White Hawk New Member

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    Belgium/Portugal BHP. Serial number indicates it's from 1989. I added the Hogue grips. The adjustable rear sight hints that it may be a "sport" model. But you guys are the experts.

    Nice tight gun. Doesn't feel like it's had any hot loads run through it, unlike my previous BHP.

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    So what do you guys think it's worth?
  2. oscarmayer

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    between 550 and 650 at least in my neck of the woods
  3. 3/2 STA SS

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    Is it me or is the finish been redone or minimal?
  4. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

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    looks to me to be completely untouched and original ? except for the grips.
  5. Luis Fernando

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    White Hawk.

    You gun looks very nice and clean

    I paid for mine $ 700 Can

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    Luis Fernando
  6. White Hawk

    White Hawk New Member

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    Nice one Luis!
  7. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

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    White Hawk,
    You have a very nice gun. The finish is original and in good shape.
    But those grips........ should be very far away from any High Power.
  8. 3/2 STA SS

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    I guess Luis's pistol is the finish I am used to seeing. Both are excellent weapons.
  9. White Hawk

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    Is this better? :D

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    I'm glad you said something, as I had forgotten I still had the stock grips. A little digging and... tada! Back to original. I take it this helps the value..?
  10. oscarmayer

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    much better at least in my opinion. but they sure do look sharp with ivory grips :)
  11. reinhard

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    one in .40 S&W
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  12. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

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    Much better!
  13. wonderwhippet

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    IMHO real High Powers are made and assembled in Belgium, come only in blue, and only in 9mm caliber.
  14. Bill DeShivs

    Bill DeShivs Well-Known Member

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    Real Belgian High Powers also came in hard chrome finish.
  15. White Hawk

    White Hawk New Member

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    I used to have an all-Belgium one that was hard chrome, with the Pachmayr grips. It also had an orange front ramp, adjustable rear sight, and a gold trigger. I've seen a few others like it, but don't know what version it's called.

    My dad bought it from me years ago. He said "Don't worry, you'll inherit it." :D

    I've heard rumors that the .40 version has suffered fracture issues.
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