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FALnDwnDrnk
March 26, 2015, 07:23
I acquired this 1972 C model hi-power from a friend for next to nothing a few months back. Just wondering what it's worth. It's a sweet shooter, and most likely, I'll never sell it because of that.

I just gotta know :)

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pjpjr
March 26, 2015, 10:04
$400-$500 simply because of the modifications to the gun. Enjoy it for what it is........a nice shooter, not collectible at all.

wanneroo
March 26, 2015, 12:11
What is the mod on top of the slide?

Retired Bum
March 26, 2015, 17:15
That is a Bomar rib sight unit mounted on top of the BHP in the photo. The factory sights have to be removed and the slide drilled and tapped. The rib sight adds a few ounces of weight to the piece which softens the recoil but it can make it necessary to change the factory recoil spring.

I had a gunsmith put a Bomar rib on one of my Colt Mark IV 70's Series Gov't .45. Good sight picture as one would expect from Bomar. It slowed down the slide velocity and the ejected cases would almost fall at my feet. Even with full power 230 grain 850 fps handloads.

These ribs were AFAIK developed for the bullseye shooters. Not something that you would want on a carry piece.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

E5c03
March 26, 2015, 17:35
That is a Bomar rib sight unit mounted on top of the BHP in the photo. The factory sights have to be removed and the slide drilled and tapped. The rib sight adds a few ounces of weight to the piece which softens the recoil but it can make it necessary to change the factory recoil spring.

I had a gunsmith put a Bomar rib on one of my Colt Mark IV 70's Series Gov't .45. Good sight picture as one would expect from Bomar. It slowed down the slide velocity and the ejected cases would almost fall at my feet. Even with full power 230 grain 850 fps handloads.

These ribs were AFAIK developed for the bullseye shooters. Not something that you would want on a carry piece.

And so it goes.


The Retired One

Exactly,may have been used for a "center fire" match pistol.
Most just used their .45 for both,matches.

4x401
March 26, 2015, 19:05
That would be a nice piece if not for the Bomar.

VALMET
March 26, 2015, 20:18
$400-$500 simply because of the modifications to the gun. Enjoy it for what it is........a nice shooter, not collectible at all.

This^^^^. I've never seen a C-series with an ambi safety?

hueyville
March 27, 2015, 01:32
I would buy similar in heart beat at good deal for range gun at work. Beginning to realize two 1911's and two High Power's as guns shot several days a week and round count is beginning to add up. Thinking about adding one of these import 1911's and some type of Smith 9mm to abuse and not overly wear some nice guns. Took my Diamond Backs home just for this reason. Replaced with a Charter and a Rossi that won't matter if shoot till the screws fall out.

FALnDwnDrnk
April 05, 2015, 09:07
Oh, I have no intentions of ever getting rid of it.

Was just curious.

Mark IV
April 12, 2015, 21:59
That would be a nice piece if not for the Bomar.

And the non-stock hammer, safety and grips. Not criticizing, but I'm a purist (except for my FAL para), especially with HPs.

My mint ... and I mean mint '72 fixed sight with black leather case sold on GB for about $1,200, so they have the potential to bring in high ducats, especially older ones like yours.