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Deal or No Deal?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Sammael, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Sammael

    Sammael Ich tu dir Weh.

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  2. Tactical black

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    I'm just not into engraved 1911's so i wouldn't buy it. I have no idea if that's a good deal or not although it seems fair for what it is.
     


  3. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    I don't know, I sorta like it. It's a series 70 Colt.

    deadite
     
  4. Sammael

    Sammael Ich tu dir Weh.

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    Yeah, and I was thinking that even without any of the so-called 'presentation' value...

    It's still a series 70 Colt! :)
     
  5. bac1023

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    I'd like it much better without the engraving.

    I'm not an engraving guy to begin with and that's not especially nice in the first place.
     
  6. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    I like it in sort of a Mexi-fabulous way. :)

    deadite
     
  7. bac1023

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    To clarify, I wouldn't buy it because I don't do engraving. However, it does seem like a good deal for someone who likes that sort of thing. :)

    It is a series 70, afterall.
     
  8. Sammael

    Sammael Ich tu dir Weh.

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    Yeah, not big on engraving myself, and you're right - the engraving isn't very well done to begin with - but a stock series 70 Colt would be around the same price, no?

    Figuring I could get it on a FTF, no FFL fee, and possibly a bit lower than listed price makes it a bit more tempting... meh. Definitely not IN LOVE with it, but looks like it could be an ok deal... maybe.
     
  9. Oaklands

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    If it makes you happy and you like it, Deal.
     
  10. itstime

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    Huh, being from Ohio makes it kinda interesting. Huh. Better buy it quick.
     
  11. Cerebrus

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    well one could dremel the engraving off and refinish it.. as it is a series 70 after all... :rollingeyes:
     
  12. Big_Drunk

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    That's a really nice pistol. It's a series 70, and is WELL worth even the buy now price. I actually like the engraving.

    I say DEAL!
     
  13. Sammael

    Sammael Ich tu dir Weh.

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    Hmm, turns out I can get it for 750 in hand. Being that it's a Commemorative (apparently produced around 1978...?), would that actually add to the value, or would it really in all practicality end up only as valuable as any other Series 70?

    Gotta make up my mind by tomorrow. 750 is a bit of a stretch for me right this minute (made a few other purchases recently), but don't want this one to get away if it's truly worth the asking price...

    Meh, I'm stuck here. Doesn't really seem like much of a way I can get hurt at 750... Or is there?
     
  14. PlasticGuy

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    I'm not big into the commemoratives, but that's a good deal on a Series 70 Colt. If you like it, get it.
     
  15. Big_Drunk

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    I stand by my original post on this thread, but I'll add that, while it's a good deal on a series 70 Colt, It's not like stealing. If you like it because it's a commemorative, then you probably should buy it. If you're really just looking for a MKIV series 70, then another solid deal ALWAYS comes along.

    I wouldn't let the purchase get me in a tight spot! There will be more.

    Best Luck!
     
  16. Sammael

    Sammael Ich tu dir Weh.

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    Thanks for all your help fellas. I (un)wisely passed on this one for now.

    BigDrunk, you helped put a new perspective on things - You're right. It wasn't exactly a steal, and there will indeed be more deals on more Series 70s. Not really feeling the engraving, so I made the call to pass.

    Not sure if I will be kicking myself later - Time will tell.

    Thanks again fellas for all the words of wisdom.
     
  17. Engraving work is prob in the area of 500 to 700 bucks alone, very good deal for the price.
     
  18. GunFighter45ACP

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    Maybe a side deal could be worked out. Give him a cooling off period & then your offer.