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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by deadite, Oct 7, 2012.


  1. deadite

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    Groovy.

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    ...to pick up used 1911s.

    Guns are like the seasons. They come around again and again. I've noticed a ton of 1911s for sale locally, mostly from guys that had 100 year fever. The best deals are on Semi-Custom models. A model retailing at $3500 can be had for a little over 2K if you don't mind buying used.

    I noticed this with AK47s and AR15s a few years back. I noticed it with classic revolvers and with Glocks at certain times. The used market is where I got 90% of my guns.

    This has lead me to believe that if you buy a custom or a semi-custom, you're doing yourself a favor by holding onto them and that the guns that hold their value best are stock models in great condition with all of the accessories that they came with. I realize that guns shouldn't be thought of as investments, but selling them is definitely a bad one in most cases. The best deals I've gotten are in trades.

    Just an observation.

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  2. bac1023

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    I noticed the same thing. You see quite a few for sale online and in shops.
     

  3. ca survivor

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    good to know, I'll look.
     
  4. glock2740

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    Gun lover.

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    I know where there's a badass hardchromed, flush crowned Guncrafter Model 1 .50GI for sale...:whistling:

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  5. deadite

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    Groovy.

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    The same applies to almost anything. Movies, for instance. If you don't care about being the first one to see a movie, you can get it on demand a lot cheaper. ;)

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  6. deadite

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    Groovy.

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    Man, if I had the cash...

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  7. machinegun74

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    I dont think its all the semi customs. Ive been offered 2600 for my Pro by 2 different people, Im holding out because you still see very few of them for sale. Same with Wilsons.
     
  8. fnfalman

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    Chicks Dig It

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    I wish it were that easy. I'm still trying to find a Gold Cup in .38 Super.
     
  9. Ruggles

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    That would be a heck of a nice find :supergrin:
     
  10. 38 Super Fan

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    There have been some nice ones coming up lately.
     
  11. machinegun74

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    All I come across that might be a deal are all Bobtailed stuff. Not my thing thats why I guess.
     
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  13. fnfalman

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