Fri, Jul. 23rd, 2010, 09:36 pm
Inglis-made Browning High-Power with the original stock
Unlike modern pistols with stocks, Inglis-made BHPs are grandfathered as non-NFA weapons and do not require a $200 transfer tax, are not considered short barreled rifles. The owner of this gun (not the shooter shown) is selling it to acquire some other item, so it is available for $850 for the gun, holster/stock and a belt clip. We were able to shoot it with good accuracy at 75 yards. If anyone wants to buy it, please let me know.
Sat, Jul. 24th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
How about "If anyone is -able- to buy it,"
'Cause I -WANT- to buy it :D
Sat, Jul. 24th, 2010 03:12 am (UTC)
WANT, however short on funds!
Sat, Jul. 24th, 2010 03:26 am (UTC)
(siiigh).....I'm suffering from that terrible affliction...fundzalow....TC
Sat, Jul. 24th, 2010 05:01 am (UTC)
Damn. I had that old Belgian HP with the slotted frame, until some @!#$@# stole it in the burglary.
If I had the money handy...might by end of Aug.
Sat, Jul. 24th, 2010 05:13 am (UTC)
Woah. That's cool. I'm interested in it, it is in good condition and everything? I have a C&R license - please email me at this user name at gmail.com, please!
Sat, Jul. 24th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): Hi Power
Will buy it in a heartbeat. How do I make contact?
Sun, Jul. 25th, 2010 12:49 am (UTC)
This item is SPF- thanks for all the interest!
Sun, Jul. 25th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
Dammit, wish I'd seen this earlier. I'd have sent out the money tomorrow morning.
How common are they? Does this guy know of any others with the same NFA status that are for sale?
Sun, Jul. 25th, 2010 08:55 am (UTC)
cmblake6: Purchase wishes
If I had that money, I'd have that gun. Don't get between me and my pocket! I'll rip your arm of trying to get my wallet out!
Sun, Jul. 25th, 2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
Pistol with a stock is an NFA item?
Preposterous. You can't put a stock on your high power pistol and use it as a carbine? I mean, how can something which has a pistol caliber become a rifle?
BTW, is BHP any good compared to say, CZ-75? My only exposure to the gun was through Fallout:Tactics. In real life, they're very rare around here, unlike Glocks or CZs.
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
The BHP is the only 9mm worth having.
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
So, CZ-75 is a worthless piece of junk that's not worth having?
I mean, does the BHP cure cancer, or allows you to get any woman anywhere by it's very presence even if concealed on your person? Does it project a reality distortion field that charms bank managers into giving you extraordinary grants, no questions asked, or what?
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
All that, and dispenses beer, too.
I have nothing against the CZ.
The Browning was the original, and it's usually what people compare against, even 75 years later. Grip is comfortable. Function and accuracy are excellent. It is to the 9mm what the 1911 is to .45. There are obviously newer designs with other features, but there is nothing wrong with the HP, and it's still worthy of use now.
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
What about the trigger? I heard that's not ideal..
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Trigger is ok, gets better once the magazine disconnector is removed.
I shot BHP against CZ85, much preferred the latter...but I'd carry a BHP almost as happily.
c. 2004 in Montana
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
Not ideal, but I never had any issues with it.
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
Good. :) Magazine disconnector isn't that important anyway...
BTW, could anyone here give me some link to info about dural framed BHP's? I've been unable to find anything beyond the info that the design is from the fifties, and didn't catch on?
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2010 05:35 am (UTC)
The Canadian Armed Forces still uses the Inglis HP... even though they are quite old. Seen a few of them back home in BC Canada.
Mon, Jul. 26th, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC)
The NFA in general is preposterous.
The BHP is awesome. The only thing I don't like about it is the relatively long trigger travel (for a single action) and vague reset. It has the best feel in the hand of any double-stack.