Question about the value of a Springfield custom 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Wolf2012, Aug 25, 2011.


  1. True, there's the shooter mentality that understand the quality of work isn't validated by a piece of paper. Then there's the collector mentality that wants that worthless piece of paper to show his friends. However, the reality remains that the REASON these TOOLS are built is for the aforementioned criteria. Therefore, if the SAME shop does the work then they are equal from a function standpoint.



    That's great, doesn't mean that's the norm outside of a rare occaision like I said. 7 years ago I bought an Wilson Supergrade out of a collection for $1200, doesn't mean that is the norm. Can you show me one auction for a Pro in that price range on GA or GB?
     

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    Wasn't saying it was the norm by any means. Sometimes you just get lucky and find that gem out there for cheap. Don seems to be a lucky butthead and finds more that most lol.
     

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  3. Well if you show me a new in the box TRP and a Loaded that has gotten the Professional Package from the same people who make the Professional, I'll take the Professional Package every time...YMMV...

    as mentioned by MD357 it is a tool...and the Professional Package on any Springfield frame is superior in my estimation to the TRP off the shelf...by a LONG shot...

    Bill
     
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    It may be superior, but just bc someone throws a PRO package on a gun, doesn't make it the same thing as a PRO built by SACS, and definitely nowhere near the price either.
     
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  6. Wonder why they call it the professional package then...???

    Bill
     
  7. What's the difference? Be specific. :cool: Not talking about frame codes either.
     
  8. You do understand the OP is talking about a professional package built by SACS, right???

    A Professional Package built on a Springfield Armory donor is still a custom pistol...if you are talking price for one used, sure...it's not a Professional...it's a Professional Package Springfield Armory 1911 pattern pistol..again...I'll take a Springfield Armory Custom built 1911 pattern pistol over any off the shelf TRP...you think different...no arguments...more for me :supergrin:

    Bill
     
  9. Updated the information.
     
    #29 Wolf2012, Aug 27, 2011
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  10. He changed his mind already about the Valor so i no longer need any information on it.
    Thanks
     
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    I never once said that it wasn't better than a bone stock TRP. The only thing I ever said about the TRP was when some was saying that we were telling him a price lower than what a TRP costs.

    The difference is that it isn't an actual pro. It wasn't built from the ground up as a pro, it was modified to be like a pro. I am sure it is just as nice quality and reliability wise, but from a cash value point of view it is different.

    That is like saying if you buy a regular stock Camaro Z28 and the take it to a Chevy dealer and have them put on a SS air box, hood, and badges, it is now an SS and not a Z28.
     
  12. Like I said.... be specific. How is the checkering different? Barrel fit? How are the "match components" that are swapped, fit any different? I can go on.....

    That is incorrect. This is like taking a V6 camaro TO THE FACTORY and swapping out the drivetrain, suspension, etc to equal a Z28 or SS...... and then someone saying it's different because an SS/Z28 comes with a factory sticker.
     
  13. Yup...

    Bill
     
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    6 to 1 half a dozen to the other... It still wouldn't be an SS for resale purpose, just like it isn't a pro for resale purposes. As I said several times, I am not debating the quality of the weapon, just the cash value difference.

    It is like taking a non turbo 911 having a Porsche dealership put a turbo kit, front mount, etc. on it, then turning around trying to say is a factory turbo 911.
     
    #34 1911Nut17, Aug 27, 2011
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  15. Far from actually, as a dealership doesn't equal the factory install. Here the same exact people are doing the work.

    Right, and I said that only matters to those that are "collectors." When the gun comes from the same shop with nearly the same work done to it, it shouldn't negate more than half it's value.
     
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    I meant to put factory in there, but never edited but you see the point I am trying to make.

    As for the price, since it isn't an actual PRO build, I think the price is up to the person buying it. I personally probably wouldn't pay half price for a "clone" gun.
     
    #36 1911Nut17, Aug 27, 2011
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  17. it's a clone if YOU build it from parts...when SACS builds the Professional Package from the same parts they would use for the Professional...it's a Professional Package pistol...much more than a "clone"...

    every gun is only worth what you'd pay for it...I just think that a Professional Package Springfield Armory pistol is worth more than ANY of the pistols in the $1000 range...some agree with me, some don't...that's why we have Ford AND Chevy...:D

    Bill
     
  18. IME, a built 1911 is worth whatever someone will pay for it.

    Expect to lose about $1K on a gun that was custom built.

    About $6-800 on a cookie cutter gun (Baer, Brown etc...).
     
  19. I REALLY wish this were accurate. I'd love to be able to find Baers for $1000 all day long.... but the reality is that.... once again.... this isn't the norm.
     
  20. You won't find 'em like that all day long, but if you're serious about selling it without sitting on it forever, that's about what it takes.

    I always buy high and sell low!:supergrin:
     

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