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1911 R1 Enhanced Commander Used

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Lycidas Janwor, Jul 31, 2019.

  1. Lycidas Janwor

    Lycidas Janwor Member

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    There's a person on another forum who wants to sell his used Remington 1911 which he says only has 200 rounds through it: "I have for sale a Remington R1 enhanced commander. Only has around 200 rounds through it." There are pics of the gun along with the case, it looks good to me, he's asking $600 for it.

    Here's the gun:
    https://www.remington.com/handguns/model-1911-r1-enhanced/1911-r1-enhanced-commander

    The gun band new is like $900, so is this a good deal? Thanks for any opinions.
     
  2. 460Shooter

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    Seems reasonable if you feel the wear on the gun is in fact consistent with only having 200 rounds put through it, and you want a Remington.
     
  3. edwardware

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    If you sign up for a GunBroker account, you can Advance Search for Completed Auctions, and sort by Bids. You'll be looking at several months' open market price history; it's the best way I know of to see real-time value.

    I was happy trading into a used Ruger 1911 Commander for ~$600, but that was during the banic. Plastic is cheaper now, but steel may not be.
     
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    Buds has them new for under $700, so it'd have to actually be in like new condition I think, else I'd try to go lower, $550 or so.

    If it's really in good shape, it's a decent deal.

    I have had 2 R1s, a plane R1 5" and a R1 enhanced double stack. Both were good shooters and reliable, though the finish on my R1 enhanced wore pretty quickly in a holster.

    Still one of my favorite woods guns with 15 rounds of 255 grain hard cast on tap.
     
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  5. Ca survivor

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    Do you have a pic of the actual gun ? looks like Remington uses the slide profile of the Government model and shortens the dust cover.
     
  6. Lycidas Janwor

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    Great information, thank you! I'm not familiar with the Remington 1911s and what people think about them, that is, are they a good gun to begin with?
     
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    Yes, there are pics of the gun on the website, looks like it's in good shape. I'm thinking about offering him $500. If I can get a brand new one for $700, I'd think $500 is fair?
     
  9. MedWheeler

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    They're not $900 new, except maybe at Bass Pro, and then when in stainless. I have one in stainless I got two years ago for around $650 (factoring in a rebate at that time.) Now, the version I have runs about $700-750 at Bud's the last time I looked.

    Five hundred should be a fair first offer. Much more than that, coupled with his shipping charges (charges you typically don't pay when buying new from a reputable dealer) will bring it too close to a new-gun price.
     
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