springfield 1911 GI.....advise


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skipbo32
May 27, 2011, 11:46 AM
a guy wants to sell his springfield 1911 GI model for $475. i dont really know what those guns go for slightly used. it only has a box of ammo through it. is that a good deal. im a noob w/ 1911s so feedback would be great. thanks.

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Greg528iT
May 27, 2011, 11:51 AM
Love my Springfields.. I say buy it.. great starter for a 1911, good price

InkEd
May 27, 2011, 12:25 PM
Springfield makes great 1911s. It's a pretty good price. Go for it.

G27RR
May 27, 2011, 01:09 PM
Springfield makes great 1911s. It's a pretty good price. Go for it.
Same advice, I would buy one at that price.

buck460XVR
May 27, 2011, 02:55 PM
New ones can be had around here for $530. Out the door with tax and background about $570.

IlikeSA
May 27, 2011, 04:16 PM
That's a fair price. Springfield makes a good 1911, with an excellent warranty. I would buy it at that price.

RX-178
May 27, 2011, 04:34 PM
At that price, go for it and don't look back.

skipbo32
May 27, 2011, 09:15 PM
update ya'll.

thanks for the feedback. i went ahead a bought the gun. i gave him $475 cash. it looked like it was a lot more used than he let on, but still nice. the park finish hand some scratches in it and the wood grips has a little wear. still....it came with 2 mags and i dont think i would have found a better deal off GB when you add shipping and transfer fee. now i just cant wait to shoot this thing!

FMJMIKE
May 27, 2011, 09:45 PM
We need photos !!!
:scrutiny:

IlikeSA
May 27, 2011, 11:11 PM
Don't sweat the park scratches and the worn grips, you did buy it to shoot and carry right?

Oh....photos please!

shootingthebreeze
May 28, 2011, 01:09 AM
I have a Springfield Champion .45 and I have one word for it-dependable.
It's a rugged solid weapon which I know will operate in any condition as long as I take care of it.

skipbo32
May 28, 2011, 05:04 AM
ok, upon request, here are some photos i took with my phone. sorry, i didnt have my camera w/ me at the time. the purchase was for the gun, two mags, a box of ammo and a holster. i did not get the original box.

i tried to take a detailed photo of the scratches. they dont really bother me. im just so happy to finally own this model firearm in honor of it's 100th anniversary. god i love this gun. i should have owned this gun a long time ago.... back when i got my first M14. it's just classic. just classic! it just feels so right in my hand. no other handgun has felt this way.

i have been bitten by the 1911 bug, bad!!!

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k141/skipbo32/sky12.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k141/skipbo32/sky11.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k141/skipbo32/sky13.jpg


all in all.....i dropped $475 for a gun i have not even fired yet......and im in love. im taking it to the range today!

more soon.

thanks again ya'll....

G27RR
May 28, 2011, 09:36 AM
Looks nice, enjoy it

Greg528iT
May 28, 2011, 12:46 PM
Looks GREAT. Yeah it's got the typical idiot scratch.. I wish I could say my 1st one didn't have it. and I put it in there :(

clean oil shoot
repeat

txgunsuscg
May 28, 2011, 05:59 PM
Do it!!

Ala Dan
May 28, 2011, 07:17 PM
I have one of the original SA reproductions with the plastic [military] style
grips, and parkerized finish; as it was given too be by a very close friend
who passed away on 02 MAY 2010. :) It came in a green and white card-
board box, with manual of arms and a cleaning brush; NEVER to be sold
traded, or bartered for~!

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