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Anyone think that this Les Baer is a good buy?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glock2740, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. Hokie1911

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    Ummmm if you believe 2 owners and "only 150 rounds". :whistling:
     

  2. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    $1800 with free shipping to my FFL, who charges $20, puts this gun in my hands for $1820. I know it's used, but only slightly and it's already hardchromed. :whistling:...Here's how I can talk myself out of it. FCS and it doesn't have the 1.5" guarantee. There. That was easy :supergrin:
     
  3. faawrenchbndr

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    Seems to be a fair price for a hard chrome TRS.
    I would DEMAND more pics, would want to verify wear
     
  4. GJ1981

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    I say no for two reasons

    1. A new HC TRS from my dealer would have cost me around $2000 OTD. To me a used pistol equals a 10-20% decrease, regardless of the claimed condition. John at Proload would probably have one in stock, with or without FCS's for a similar price.

    2. Since someone other than Baer did the HC I am pretty sure the warranty would be void. That alone would make it an easy choice for me.
     
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  5. bac1023

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    No, I actually wouldn't may more than about $1400. Maybe not even that.

    If it was the factory finish and no other alterations, maybe.
     
  6. Hokie1911

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    Yeah I prefer the non-FCS too. JMHO. If I ever get a Baer, this is it....without the FCS or HC.
     
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  7. samuse

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    In my experience, Les Baers do not retain much value.
     
  8. bac1023

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    :headscratch:

    No less than any other semi custom.
     
  9. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Well hell,...if that's the case, then I'm gonna wait and find one for about $500 :rofl:
     
  10. bac1023

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    :animlol:
     
  11. Hokie1911

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    Ummmmmm, dude....that $500 is better spent on a NEW

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    :tongueout:
     
  12. Rinspeed

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    I seen several Baers that were built some years ago sell for more than what they cost new. :dunno:
     
  13. Fire_Medic

    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

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    I can send you to someone who can get you a factory HC TRS for Just under $2100 configured any way you want and you only have to put 50% down and it will come in 4 months.

    To me the extra $200 something would be worth it for brand new and the peace of mind, not to mention the warranty.

    But that's just me.
    :wavey:
     
  14. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Like I don't have a few of those already. :whistling: Check out out my signature. :cool:
     
  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    When did you get your FFL FM? :rofl:
    Or, do you get some kinda cut? :rofl:
     
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  16. MD357

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    It's a Baer, and it looks clean so I'd guess if it's 150 or 1500 it doesn't matter.
     
  17. PlasticGuy

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    I love my Les Baer, but $1800 for a used chromed TRS is really high. It's a good deal if it's factory new, or even lightly used and still under warranty, but that pistol is neither. I'd let it go and not give it a second thought.
     
  18. MD357

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    $1800 isn't high for a Baer chromed by Virgil Tripp. Sorry but he's THE best and doesn't do it anymore.
     
  19. PlasticGuy

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    It's a better deal if it's a Tripp chrome job, but it says he's got no paperwork or reciepts. All of my 1911's were worked over by Larry Vickers, but I lost all my reciepts also.