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jrara
09-09-2012, 11:02 PM
Hello All,

I found a FM Argentine Hi-power (stainless finish) at a local shop.

It says that it is Licensed by FN on the slide.

I am wondering if its a good buy at $600.

Anything bad about these Hi-powers?

Chaos47
09-09-2012, 11:09 PM
If it is a FN licensed copy then it is an earlier edition.
I highly doubt that stainless is its original finish.
I would not pay 600 for that one even if it is an earlier one.

This coming from an owner of a later model non licensed "1911 style slide" FM M90. (Which I love btw)

mysak
09-09-2012, 11:09 PM
Whats the condition?

zfields
09-09-2012, 11:12 PM
600? Pass.

jrara
09-09-2012, 11:15 PM
Whats the condition?

Looks cleans but I would say maybe 90% to 95%.

jrara
09-09-2012, 11:16 PM
600? Pass.

Yea I think I may pass.

I remember the Hi Powers from Robertson's, sucks you got a dud.

Well I have a PCR in jail so I will be part of the CZ brigade again.

zfields
09-09-2012, 11:24 PM
Yea I think I may pass.

I remember the Hi Powers from Robertson's, sucks you got a dud.

Well I have a PCR in jail so I will be part of the CZ brigade again.

Yup, still pissed off about that. The FM's are supposed to be pretty decent though, but it seems overpriced. Put in an offer for 400 and see if they bite, I'd scoop it up for that.

InGrAM
09-09-2012, 11:25 PM
I wouldn't buy it at $600. I own an FM slab sided HP and it is a good gun, very reliable and solid but not worth $600 though. $400/$450? Yes.

morrcarr67
09-10-2012, 6:54 AM
I too own an FM-90 and love it.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=74342&d=1288963255

While no expert on the FM M-95 I have never seen one in SS. It might have been the M-95 Deluxe model you saw. It has a nickel finish which looks like brushed chrome.

http://www.cruffler.com/ArgentineHP-M95ClassicDeluxe.jpg



The M95 "Deluxe" is basically a cosmetically enhanced version of the M95 Classic, and is mechanically identical. The finish is described by the manufacturer as "nickel," but appears more like a matte brushed chrome. Other upgrades include a gold plated trigger and hammer, polished blue extractor, safety levers, slide stop, and magazine release, checkered hardwood stocks, and sights that are outlined in red, instead of the standard white.
While we're generally less than enthusiastic about dressed up service pistols, this is a very attractive gun. The enhancements are subtle and to an extent, functional (nickel and/or chrome provide a degree of weatherproofing). The Deluxe model suffers from the same slide overhang as the M95. Fit and finish on our sample was excellent.



I do agree with others in saying that $600 is a bit too much. The later FM-90's like mine should go between $300 and $400. The M-95 should go for $375 to $450. If this is a "Deluxe" as described above; ie the gold plated hammer and trigger, I would say between $450 and $550.

If it doesn't have the gold parts then it has been refinished by someone else and looses value. If this is the case I would not pay more than $300 for it.