Used Hi-Power information
I have "a bit" of gun knowledge. But I really know nothing about Hi-Powers.
An aquaintance of mine unfortunately was found to have a brain tumor, and he suddenly and
unexpectedly died the the week after "successful" surgery.
I knew he was an avid gun collector, but had never discussed his collection with him because
"our connection" was four-wheeling in our forests and mountains.
His wife figured out how to open his several gun safes. And asked me to "look" at some of them
because she knew I was a "fellow gun nut".
I was taking her to handle "details" with their financial consultant, and it really wasn't a good time
to examine things carefully due to her being pretty distraught.
She has no desire to keep any of the guns I looked at. But, I'd like to make sure she gets a
reasonable price for "them". Amongst a "LOT" of interesting stuff are "various" original M1 Carbines.
Unfortunately, it wasn't a really good time "to pry" and I didn't get them serial numbers of the
two that struck me as "quite interesting" amongst a bunch of Hi-Powers he had "collected". Let's
just say that I was struggling not to get "teary eyed" thinking of what all this stuff meant to him.
I think the numbers were five digits ?
One was contained in a "wooden" (leather covered?) shoulder stock, and had a groove in the
back strap to attach the stock.
The other had the "back strap groove", but no stock. I really should have pictures, but I didn't have
my camera with me.
Then there were also several more "old" Hi-Powers with wooden grips like the two above, no groove.
Should I press to really investigate the "when, where, and how" of these guns ? She is smart enough
to not take them down to the local gun store and ask what they will give cash for them.
Any advice/knowledge would be greatly appreciated. If these things are just worth around $1000 or maybe
$1500 it's no big deal exactly what she can get. But, if they are "somewhat" rare and deserve to be
carefully priced and sold, I'd really like to help her out.
Here today, gone next week, RIP.
Thanks in advance, Dan