Good buy, or not?


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ceetee
May 15, 2011, 11:23 PM
I have the opportunity to buy a Series 80 Colt Officer's Model, serial # FA27XXX. It comes with the original box, and two original magazines, only the manual is missing. It shows a lot of minor scuff marks to the Parkerized finish, and looking at the barrel's exterior surface, I can tell that it's had quite a bit of rounds through it. The rifling is still really bright and sharp. It certainly seems mechanically sound. It feeds from both magazines fine when cycled by hand.

Is $650 too much to pay?

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Giterboosted
May 16, 2011, 04:06 PM
From what I know that doesn't sound too bad, but I hope someone else will chime in

ceetee
May 16, 2011, 11:01 PM
Bump to show how she looks after a halfway thorough cleaning and oiling...

BossHogg
May 17, 2011, 04:24 PM
I would think that's a fair price. The officers model are a very nice gun and are getting harder to find. Great for CCW and very shootable.

BullfrogKen
May 17, 2011, 06:08 PM
I think that's quite a good price. Not a smokin', use-my-savings-before-it-gets-snatched-up deal. But it's not over-priced either. It's quite reasonable for a good quality Officers Model.

gordy
May 17, 2011, 06:14 PM
It is a very good deal, I would pick it up if I were you.

ceetee
May 17, 2011, 07:20 PM
Well, for better or worse, she's mine. :D

My friend told me to take her home for $600, so dang if I didn't. Can't wait for range day!

Cop Bob
May 17, 2011, 08:41 PM
And another falls to the dark side... welcome to the 1911 club...

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