Value DIY 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dashootist, Aug 20, 2013.

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  1. dashootist

    dashootist Member

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    Hi. I'm thinking building a 1911 with Caspian frame and slide and match grade parts. I figure it'll cost over $1500 for parts. My friend is helping me, doing most of the work. He has built a half dozen of 'em and shoot 'em in matches with fantastic results.

    My question is how much would it be worth after it's been built, if I decide I want to sell it ?

    Because I'm weighing building a Caspian vs buying a Less Bear.
     
  2. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator Emeritus

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    Really hard to say for sure, but figure maybe 50%-75% of the raw parts value.
     
  3. JTQ

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    That sounds pretty reasonable.

    Of course, if your friends name is John Harrison, Wayne Novak, Ted Yost, Jason Burton, etc, it would be worth more.;)
     
  4. bdejong11129

    bdejong11129 Member

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    Priceless. I will never sell the first 1911 I built myself. My son and I both shoot it and its a generational gun in my opinion. I know that it is one that he will cherish since he watched me build it and knows what it means to me..

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