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1911 Price Question

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Don't Sue People Panda, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Don't Sue People Panda

    Don't Sue People Panda Portland Member

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    Looking to get my first 1911. It's a series 80 1911 (obviously) commander. It looks to be in pretty good shape. Has a trigger job and different grips. Is $725 too much to pay?

    I appreciate all your guy's input!:cool:
     
  2. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    More info needed. Is it a series 80 "style" 1911 or is it a Colt? Blue or Stainless? Do you know how many rounds down the pipe? What shape is the finish in? What kind of sights? I'm assuming it is a .45 ACP, not a 9mm or .38 Super.
     
  3. Don't Sue People Panda

    Don't Sue People Panda Portland Member

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    It is a colt. It is stainless. Unknown round count. It's got a little ware but not much, there is no idiot mark. :) It has the factory sights. It is the. 45ACP.
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    A little bit of holster or handling wear is normal on a used pistol unless it has been a safe queen. For a stainless Colt, without seeing it myself, $725 sounds like a decent price.
     
  5. Don't Sue People Panda

    Don't Sue People Panda Portland Member

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    It looks to be more handling wear, little scratches at the bottom of the front of the gun. Thanks for your input.
     
  6. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Seems like a reasonable price. I'd offer $700!:D
     
  7. turq

    turq Molino,oregon Member

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    Is it lightweight?
    Just because they're awesome.
    I paid $830 for a NEW 70 series 45.[I'd sell it as I haven't shot it}
    I paid $1000 for a SS Lwt Commander 38 Super and I'll never sell it.
    How old is the gun?
    Otherwise the $$$$ for the Colt is worth it.
     
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    Nilit Portland, Or New Member

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    What is an "idiot mark"?
     
  9. Don't Sue People Panda

    Don't Sue People Panda Portland Member

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    It's a scratch on the slide/frame from one of the components of the gun. If you're not careful, it's very easy to scratch the slide and/or frame with the slide release lever when you are re-inserting it during reassembly.

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  10. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    A colt commander for 725 is a perfect price.buy it or tell me who is selling it.