What is the Value of 1975 Browning 9mm Hi-Power, Belgium?

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  1. Tam Davage

    Tam Davage

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    Hello, I am hoping that someone here with more knowledge of firearms might be able to advise me.

    I am interested in selling my 1975 Browning 9mm Hi-Power with the 13-round magazine capacity. Made in Belgium. Serial number prefix 75C, with all blued finish, checkered walnut grips, adjustable sights, and one magazine. I have 525 rounds of 9mm ammo to go with it.

    Any idea of what it might be worth?

    Thank you,
    Tam

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  2. Petronius

    Petronius Staff Member Premium Member Mods

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    Send a PM to 9mm Hi-Power. Browning Hi-Power pistols are his baby.
     

  3. Tam Davage

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    Thank you so much for the suggestion.
    Though I am baffled as to how to start a PM... I have been stumbling around the website trying to figure it out. Could you please tell me how to start a PM? :)

     
  4. siding guy

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    Take it to Gaylord gun show this weekend and you will find out.
     
  5. Tam Davage

    Tam Davage

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    That is a really good idea. Thank you. :)
     
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    I don't know, but sweet piece. a real gun.
     
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  7. Tam Davage

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    Thanks. It is a beauty!
     
  8. Petronius

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    One way to start a PM/Conversation is to click on "Inbox" near the top of the page on the right side of the black bar. In the box that pops up, you will see "Start A New Conversation". Click on that. Next to Participant, put in the members name you want to send it to.
     
  9. Tam Davage

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    That does not work for me. Maybe because I am a noob I am not allowed to start a PM. When I click on "start a conversation" In the "Useful Links" on the bottom of the page, I get this message:
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    You do not have permission to view this page or perform this action.
     
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    Petronius Staff Member Premium Member Mods

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    Instead of going to 'Start A Conversation" under Useful Links, try doing it the way I explained in post #8.
     
  11. Tam Davage

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    I tried that. When I hover over "inbox" the only option I get is "Conversations", no "Start A New Conversation" option shows up for me.
    Maybe me, as a noob can't PM folks as a way to keep creepy people from just creating a new profile so that they continue hassling someone.... it shouldn't be this difficult. :)
    Thank you very much for all of your effort in trying to help me out.
    Best Regards, Tam
     
  12. 9mm Hi-Power

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    Well- thanks for the compliment.



    Not disputing but how did you come up with the 1975 date? 1975 would make it a "C" series. You don't say anything about condition and remember a seller's 98% is a buyer's 88% or so they say.

    FN ceased production of the Hi-Power last year or so and prices have subsequently climbed. Guns America has a 1976 C series with adjustable sights listed at $1,350. The owner is selling it as "new" but then with the caveat "...it may have been fired..." :rolleyes: Remember this is asking and not a final sale price. I think this is rather high. I would peruse Guns America and other similar sites.
    https://www.gunsamerica.com/986850430/Hi-Power-1976-C-9MM-as-new-w-Browning-Pouch.htm

    If you're intent on a quick turnover on it I'd call Art's Guns in Hillsboro, MO. They are the premier repair/restoration center for browning firearms and will often buy such products outright. I've dealt with them for a decade or so and can highly recommend them for anything marked "Browning". Hope this help.

    9mm Hi-Power
     
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    Hi 9mm Hi-Power,
    Thank you so much for getting to me.
    The serial number starts 75C_____. From what I found online, that makes it a 1975.
    $1,350 does seem high. The reason why I am inquiring as to it's value is that I have seen wildly different prices online for these.
    I inherited this from my father in-law. Never got a chance to shoot it much. Dealing with some health issues and need to sell it. :-( So quick turnover is not as important to me as getting what it is worth..... whatever that is. I don't have a lot of gun knowledge... but I know just by holding the Hi-Power that it is definitely NOT a Glock. :)
    As far as condition goes, I can't judge.... the outside looks great but I would not know what I was looking at disassembled.
    If I took it to a gun show and it was the buyer's 88% (smile) what do you think that I should ask for it?
    Thank you very much for your input and advise.
    Best Regards,
    Tam
     
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    Here she is. :)
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    Oooooo, Oooooo