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Good buy, or not?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ceetee, May 15, 2011.

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  1. ceetee

    ceetee Member

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    Good buy, or not? - Now with 300% more photos!

    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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  2. Giterboosted

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    From what I know that doesn't sound too bad, but I hope someone else will chime in
     
  3. ceetee

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    Bump to show how she looks after a halfway thorough cleaning and oiling...
     
  4. BossHogg

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    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.
     
  5. BullfrogKen

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    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.
     
  6. gordy

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    It is a very good deal, I would pick it up if I were you.
     
  7. ceetee

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    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!
     
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    And another falls to the dark side... welcome to the 1911 club...
     
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