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series 1 kimber price?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by proven, Aug 18, 2012.

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  1. proven

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    i have an older series 1 kimber classic custom that i'm considering selling to a friend. it's a yonkers gun made iirc in 1996. only has a couple hundred rounds through it, with minor holster wear to the finish. all factory original with no mods. what would be a fair price to ask? i see the clackamas guns go for as much as $950, but as i understand it the clackamas guns typically carry a premium.

    i'll try and post a pic or two if that helps.
     
  2. X-Rap

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    Didn't know they made the 1911 in Clackamas but the one you describe is pretty much the entry level for that line and with some wear I'd say $500-$700 depending on the market your in and it's precise condition plus options like sights and grips.
     
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    From what I've seen over the years:
    Series I adds about $100.
    Clackamas can add up to $200.

    Ultimately, buyer determines price of purchase. And, I tend to give "friends" friendly deals instead of premium pricing.
     
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    They didn't but the first 7000 or so were marked Clackamas, even though they were made in NY, because Kimber didn't have their FFL paperwork finalized.
     
  5. proven

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    i agree, coalman. i mentioned it seemed as though the clackamas guns were bringing a slight premium over the other series 1s. i'm just trying to figure a fair price for both of us. that is if i decide to sell it...still on the fence.
     
  6. WVsig

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    Kimbers of that time represent some of the best guns Kimber every made but $950 is steep for a used basic 1911. As others have said people pay a premium for the Clackamas rollmark. I think around $600 to $650 is fair.
     
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    I turned a friend of mine onto one last year that was made in 97 and he paid $750 for it. I thought $750 was slightly high but it was in like new condition. If he's a good friend $650 would be a good deal for both of you in my opinion.
     
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