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Did I get a good deal on a 1911?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by steelyblue, Aug 2, 2008.

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  1. steelyblue

    steelyblue Member

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    I was at the range earlier shooting my Kimbers and my Ciener 22lr converssion. I had the conversion on a Charles Daly frame. I paid 300 dollars for the Daly and sold the slide on this forum for $100. I paid $250 for the Ciener kit from Midway. That makes $450 that I had in the gun. A guy saw me shooting the Ciener and made a comment that he was amazed that it was so reliable with bulk ammo. He then asked how much I would take for it. I told him that I couldn't put a price on it. He then pelled out a 1911 and offered it as a trade. It is a full custom Colt slide on an Essex frame. It has an Ed Brown Beavertail and a Wilson barrel, also Novak rears and millet front. The slide to frame fit is more perfect than any custom I've seen. It glides like it's on ball bearings. I shot it and it shoots so accurate I couldn't believe it. It is one tight, well made 1911!



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  2. Eric F

    Eric F Member

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    all in all you did good. not a great deal but good
     
  3. tuckerdog1

    tuckerdog1 Member

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    So it's $450, it's super tight, smooth & very accurate. Yea, you did good. Congrats on the new gun

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    If both parties are happy, you did good.
     
  5. Walkalong

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    It sounds like you got a great shooter there, and that you are happy with it. That makes it a good deal to me. :)
     
  6. steelyblue

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    I had heard that essex frames are not the best, but the way I look at it, it was an Essex for a Daly and a Colt for a Ciener. Not to mention the Quaility components and the fact we each shot the guns before we traded. I know the smith that did the build and he does top notch work. He builds most of the local compitition guns. The gun is very accurate and all I'm giving up is the ability to shoot cheap ammo........eek!
     
  7. robctwo

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    You didn't give up anything. You have an Essex frame to hold your next Ciener, and a nice colt slide to shoot .45.
     
  8. steelyblue

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    That's a good way to look at it, robctwo.
     
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