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Would you do this trade ??

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by AndyH, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Have a offer to trade for the following Mark Morris custom built Para P-13 Commander with the following upgrades

    Morris TKO rear sight & cross dovetail front sight
    High grip beavertail grip safety (with bump)
    Tactical ambidextrous safety
    Match hammer and sear
    Videcki match trigger
    4-5# trigger job for carry
    Morris Storm Lake stainless match barrel and bushing
    Tighten slide to frame
    Full length guide rod
    All reliability work, including:
    a) lower and flare ejection port
    b) polish breech face
    c) polish out mill marks inside of slide
    d) modify slide to extract live round safely
    e) throat barrel and polish feed ramp
    f) extended ejector
    g) polish, shape and adjust extractor
    h) polish disconnector race
    Bevel magwell
    Radius all sharp edges
    Black micarta grips
    Protective crown on barrel
    Steel Colt mainspring housing

    See attached thumbnails for pics of the 1911

    I would be trading my FN Hi Power for this with the followng

    This gun was originally built by Jess Gypin from On target Customs

    • Metalloy Satin Hard Chrome finish
    • C&S Sear and Hammer installed
    • C&S extended Slide Stop
    • Custom front and back strap stippling
    • Full tune and reliability package
    • Install low mount combat Novak Sights.
    • Two Tuned Mages
    • 5.5 lb trigger job
    • Mag safety removed
    • Esmeralda two tone blond/red cocobolo grips

    I recently sent the gun to renowned pistol smith Don Williams at the action works to have the following done. (Receipt Available)

    • Trigger Job reduced trigger pull to 4.5 Lbs
    • Install and sight in Novak 3-dot low mount combat night sights.
    • Test fire and adjust as required.
  2. skud_dusty

    skud_dusty Salem, OR Active Member

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    Jesus himself could have smoothed over that Para and I still wouldn't trade it for that fine Hi Power you have. Maybe a higher-end 1911, but not a Para.
  3. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Your Hi-power will is worth more. Even with all the custom work, on the Para. Your hi-power is harder to replace, if you ever decided to want one again. Seems like 1911s are all over the place. Nothing wrong with Morris's work. I just think you would regret it and want your hi-power back.
  4. odiesplace97301

    odiesplace97301 silverton area Member

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    keep that sexy hi power
  5. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have another Hi Power that I prefer to this one. So I can live with parting it... I think.

    Morris work is top notch so I have no issues there

    But are para's that bad seems no one likes them, I have had no personal experience with them
  6. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I love my P14-45 Limited. It is a great gun that eats anything and currently resides as my HD gun.

    I have owned a P10-45. That thing was definately finicky and was selective about the ammo. I think they give more fit and finish and function attention to the Limited series, but that may be my imagination.
  7. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    Both guns are past what I call "practical personalization", moving into the subjectively esoteric, gun as art catagory... so true value is more in the eye of the beholder than in the dollars invested.

    In other words, if it blows your skirt up, do the deal. It's only money. :winkkiss:

  8. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

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    I never could get used to the wide-body 1911 frame. I had a p-13 for a good month before I traded it away for a single stack 1911.

    In terms of the trade, I think I'd keep the gun you had done to your specifications. You know you like it, and the para (while obviously well done work) was done to someone else's specifications and its a crap shoot whether or not you'll like it as much.
  9. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I've owned two Paras couldn't get either to function properly even with multiple returns to repair. I'm sure with all the work done on this one, it should be reliable ? Would I trade ? No............
  10. terrylf72

    terrylf72 Portland, Oregon, United States Member

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  11. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Keep the Hi-Power so I can buy it after I sell a few things.