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Old May 01, 2017, 08:54   #1
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Are BHP preban mags of value anywhere?

Wondering if they are desireable in any restricted states
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Old May 01, 2017, 09:55   #2
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Massachusetts maybe? Think they are limited to 10 rounders or pre-93. Not awfully sure of the facts.

I've been looking for a Sig P229 .40 ten round mag for a resident of the place. Got a bid on one, wish me luck.
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Old May 01, 2017, 12:14   #3
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MA is the only state left that allow pre 94 mags for sale ...That is the only places that would be worth more ...

The rest either they are just normal mags or banned unless LEO etc
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Old May 01, 2017, 12:43   #4
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How do you determine pre-ban HP mags?

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Old May 01, 2017, 13:12   #5
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No ban era LEO statement. Also I guess some followers are FN marked. Other?
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Old May 01, 2017, 13:36   #6
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I'm curious about FN marked followers, since all HP mag production has been by MecGar for many, many years. No LEO statement could also be post-ban.
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The Browning High Power 9mm mags that are both pre '94 ban and have the "mouse trap" spring are a bit more valuable than standard issue 13 rounders without the spring. The .40 BHP mags were all ten rounders from day one because that is all the mag tube will hold.

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Old May 01, 2017, 16:33   #8
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Yes, MA will command a higher resale price. We had an attorney general in the mid 90's that demanded the ban of the sale of Hi-Powers by name as well as a number of other handguns by dealers to the public as they were "unsafe products." It was part of a BS back door gun control scheme. Can't buy any Hi-powers from a dealer unless they were in MA prior to 10/21/98. Insane. I've seen them fetch $1100+ at gun shows in MA on dealer tables.
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Old May 01, 2017, 17:38   #9
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The Browning High Power 9mm mags that are both pre '94 ban and have the "mouse trap" spring are a bit more valuable than standard issue 13 rounders without the spring. The .40 BHP mags were all ten rounders from day one because that is all the mag tube will hold.

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I don't recall there being any "mousetrap" spring magazines until the 10 rdrs. came out during the ban years. I thought the 13 rd mags with the spring came out after the ban expired. Been wrong before.
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