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My local range has a BHP with target sights, blued with standard wood grips. It has been in the case for quite awhile on consigmnent. The serial number is: T201xxx, which according to the BHP forum pegs manufacture in 1967. The bluing looks 90%+. Bore looks good. The trigger has an add-on "shoe". Trigger pull is in the 4-5 pound range, clean break with substantial takeup. Magazine disconnect is still in place. Lots of movement in the slide, side to side, when the gun is in battery. Of course, it was empty...no loaded magazine and no round in the chamber.

Is this one of the vaunted "T" Series guns I hear are so desirable?

They are asking $499.

Is this a good price?

If so, what should I check out on the pistol before buying it?

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Hello. It sounds like a T gun that has had different sights added. If it's clean and not shot much and the sight job is good, it's worth the price. If there has been a permanent changing of the pistol for the sight installation, it no longer has any value as a T-series Hi Power that a collector might want.

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I actually wanted fixed sights

Mr. Camp -

How would I be able to tell if the slide has been altered to fit the new adjustable sights?

Is it possible to re-install fixed sights without diminishing the value of the pistol? I would actually prefer fixed sights -- novaks or similar.

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If they're using the uncut original rear dovetail with something like the little adj rear sight offered under Pachmayr's name as well as others and using the original front sight, no harm. Just find an old type fixed blade if they don't have the one that came with the gun and it should be OK.

If it's been cutout for Bomar's, Novak's fixed or adj low-mount type sight, Heine, etc, it cannot be reversed.

The original T-series pistols had a staked on front sight that is simicircular in shape and the small notched rear sight. I could be wrong, but I don't THINK that FN started offering their adjustable sights until the commercial models in the '70's. Again, I'm not sure on that point.

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