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springfield 1911 GI.....advise

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by skipbo32, May 27, 2011.

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  1. skipbo32

    skipbo32 Member

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    a guy wants to sell his springfield 1911 GI model for $475. i dont really know what those guns go for slightly used. it only has a box of ammo through it. is that a good deal. im a noob w/ 1911s so feedback would be great. thanks.
     
  2. Greg528iT

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    Love my Springfields.. I say buy it.. great starter for a 1911, good price
     
  3. InkEd

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    Springfield makes great 1911s. It's a pretty good price. Go for it.
     
  4. G27RR

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    Same advice, I would buy one at that price.
     
  5. buck460XVR

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    New ones can be had around here for $530. Out the door with tax and background about $570.
     
  6. IlikeSA

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    That's a fair price. Springfield makes a good 1911, with an excellent warranty. I would buy it at that price.
     
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    At that price, go for it and don't look back.
     
  8. skipbo32

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    update

    update ya'll.

    thanks for the feedback. i went ahead a bought the gun. i gave him $475 cash. it looked like it was a lot more used than he let on, but still nice. the park finish hand some scratches in it and the wood grips has a little wear. still....it came with 2 mags and i dont think i would have found a better deal off GB when you add shipping and transfer fee. now i just cant wait to shoot this thing!
     
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    We need photos !!!
    :scrutiny:
     
  10. IlikeSA

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    Don't sweat the park scratches and the worn grips, you did buy it to shoot and carry right?

    Oh....photos please!
     
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    I have a Springfield Champion .45 and I have one word for it-dependable.
    It's a rugged solid weapon which I know will operate in any condition as long as I take care of it.
     
  12. skipbo32

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    second update

    ok, upon request, here are some photos i took with my phone. sorry, i didnt have my camera w/ me at the time. the purchase was for the gun, two mags, a box of ammo and a holster. i did not get the original box.

    i tried to take a detailed photo of the scratches. they dont really bother me. im just so happy to finally own this model firearm in honor of it's 100th anniversary. god i love this gun. i should have owned this gun a long time ago.... back when i got my first M14. it's just classic. just classic! it just feels so right in my hand. no other handgun has felt this way.

    i have been bitten by the 1911 bug, bad!!!

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    all in all.....i dropped $475 for a gun i have not even fired yet......and im in love. im taking it to the range today!

    more soon.

    thanks again ya'll....
     
  13. G27RR

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    Looks nice, enjoy it
     
  14. Greg528iT

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    Looks GREAT. Yeah it's got the typical idiot scratch.. I wish I could say my 1st one didn't have it. and I put it in there :(

    clean oil shoot
    repeat
     
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    I have one of the original SA reproductions with the plastic [military] style
    grips, and parkerized finish; as it was given too be by a very close friend
    who passed away on 02 MAY 2010. :) It came in a green and white card-
    board box, with manual of arms and a cleaning brush; NEVER to be sold
    traded, or bartered for~!
     
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