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price check for springfield 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by WillDe83, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. WillDe83

    WillDe83 Well-Known Member

    How much do u think a Springfield 1911 GI would cost? Not fired very much (100 or less rounds).
  2. Mags

    Mags Well-Known Member

    Sigh... check Gunbroker and GunsAmerica and see what they are selling for. By the way not fired much still equals used.
  3. WillDe83

    WillDe83 Well-Known Member

    really, i thought it meant new...lol

    i know its used, just thought it may... i dunno... just useless info.
  4. Mags

    Mags Well-Known Member

    Why would this matter then hot shot? :) To be honest with a used 1911 I would prefer 1000 rounds over 100. You fired enough for it to not be new and not enough to break it in.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2009
  5. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Well-Known Member

    I gave $400 for one at the LGS a year ago.
    Pre owned, but NIB - never fired. From what I saw on Buds, et. al., I saved about $100 from new-new.

  6. John Parker

    John Parker Well-Known Member

    Smiley face?
  7. Mags

    Mags Well-Known Member

    Thanks John my bad, you can always tell the posts when ol Mags has been drinkin.
  8. WillDe83

    WillDe83 Well-Known Member

    settle down real mags.. im just messin with you. thank you for your help. i edited the last post b/c it seemed mean.
  9. John Parker

    John Parker Well-Known Member

    If you ever get down to Camp Phoenix in Kabul, check out the roof of the AFSOTR building. I added a few hundred bottles to that mess, and I wonder if they're still up there!
  10. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    Springfield GIs, when new, currently run about $525. I would expect lightly used to be a hundred less.
  11. KyJim

    KyJim Well-Known Member

    This brings up an interesting point. If someone tells me they're trading a "working" type gun like the Springfield GI after only 100 rounds, I tend to shy away because I'm concerned there's a problem with the gun. Plus, most sellers want only a small discount off a new price but the buyer gets no warranty. I would prefer to buy a used semi-auto that looks like it has actually been carried/shot a bit so long as there is no serious wear. A thousand rounds through a 1911 really means it's just broken in well.

    Now, if you have a high end gun that has been a safe queen, that's an entirely different story.
  12. WillDe83

    WillDe83 Well-Known Member

    nothing wrong with the gun, just never really felt like shooting it. had more fun shooting my p7 and beretta 92fs. since i do not like shooting it, thought i would just sell it or trade it in maybe for another 9mm. been looking at the walther p99's.
  13. robphillips

    robphillips Active Member

    Kyjim sums it up. Why would you sell a pistol with less than a 100 rounds through it? Better yet how do you really know thats all that was fired through it.
  14. WillDe83

    WillDe83 Well-Known Member

    i didnt expect to have my integrity attacked. :mad:

    its simple i dont use it......... so WHY keep it.

    youre right i can say i fired 10,000 rounds through it..... but did i REALLY shot 10,000 rounds??? I dont lie and thank you for degrading me by saying I am lying to yall. I am just shocked at the way this thread has evolved.:cuss:

    I was just looking for a price check, im not trying to cheat anyone, or lie about anything. just wanted some information about price of this weapon. I included the amount of rounds fired b/c I wanted to show that this gun has not been excessively used. I thought that was a good thing. Forgive me for being truthfully about how much i have fired this gun.
  15. Mags

    Mags Well-Known Member

    I certainly don't think you are a liar. You can easily tell if a 1911 has had alot of rounds through it by how much "slop" is in it. I just think it is to bad you put only 100 rounds through it. Like I said earlier you put enough rounds in it so it is not new and not enough to break it in. Good luck selling your 1911.
  16. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    A lot of folk buy something that 'looks cool' or otherwise appeals to them and come to learn that they really don't like shooting it at all.
  17. WillDe83

    WillDe83 Well-Known Member

    Sorry, if I have been jumpy.... I had a horrible horrible week and weekend. Thanks for all yall's help, I really do appreciate it. I think, i will put it up for 350-400 or so... OBO. I have had the pistol for 2 years, its time to get rid of it. My philosophy if you havent used it for a year, time to think about getting rid of it. Thanks

  18. Noveldoc

    Noveldoc Well-Known Member

    Check for tightness and wear. If in doubt, look up Wolff on the net and replace the recoil spring.

  19. anheiserglock

    anheiserglock Well-Known Member

    Having a hard time finding ANY Springfiled 1911's in my neck of the woods... Anyone having the same problem??
  20. KyJim

    KyJim Well-Known Member

    WillDe83 --

    Nobody is attacking your credibility. How could I without knowing you? In fact, I couldn't tell if you were thinking of buying or selling from your original post. I'm just telling you why I am hesitant to buy a "working" gun with a very low round count -- most sellers want too much and the buyer runs the risk of buying a lemon. I know this is not always the case, or even the case most of the time.

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