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Ss classic gold match pre-series ii

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Turk, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Turk


    Mar 8, 2002
    Polk County, Iowa
    I bought a Kimber SS Classic Gold Match, Pre-series II in the summer of 2005 (used) for $875. It was manufactured in September of 2000 and was in nearly mint condition. The shop had it on consignment so I was able to talk with the original owner. He purchased it new in 2001 and only fired 1 box of Winchester White Box through it during the first month he owned it and never fired it again. He also said that he paid $1,200 for it and the dealer verified that.

    Since I purchased it I have put about 1,000 rounds of mostly hollow points through the pipe. A friend of mine wants to buy it from me but I really don't have any idea what it is worth today. I also have not really considered selling it. I keep it clean and the SS flats are polished once in a while with Mother's polish, so it still looks mint. I asked my dealer for an opinion on the value but he comes in with a low ball value. He said that the adjustable sight is a big problem and most 1911 fans would want a fixed rear sight indicating it would be very hard to sell at any price. He is not the guy I bought it from so I do not trust his valuation.

    This gun is my "Safe Queen" and hardly ever sees the light of day except when I feel an urge to clean and polish it, which I consider it to be a work of art. So, any and all opinions are welcome. It will be interesting and a learning experience to learn what all of the 1911 experts out there think. I posted this thread on a 1911 forum site as well.

    Thanks all!
  2. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Dec 25, 2011
    I prefer fixed sights too, but I sometimes carry a Springfield RO, but I'm not an expert. If selling to your friend at least sell it for what you paid.

  3. Hawker Man

    Hawker Man

    Nov 8, 2006
    Don't sell it, shoot it. The only way it would be a safe queen is if it was new in the box and you wanted to pass it along to your kids.
    I'll bet the dealer with the "adjustable sight hard to sell" line has brown eyes because he is full of IT and you know what IT is.
    If you decide to sell it, search Gun Broker, check the blue book and you set a price, then negotiate from there.
    Good Luck we are all counting on YOU.
  4. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Lubbock, TX
  5. jrs93accord


    Jul 10, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    First, you got it for a great price. That was a steal for $875. If you are seriously considering selling it to a friend of yours, I would say to sell it to him what you paid for it. If you were trying to sell it elsewhere, $1000. Personally, I have a Classic Gold Match (blued) that I absolutely love. It is in beautiful condition. I would not even think of selling it. These do not grow on trees and they are hard to find, especially in like new condition. My advice, keep it.

    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012
  6. Turk


    Mar 8, 2002
    Polk County, Iowa
    All good advice! Thanks everyone, I think she is going to be a keeper. As soon as I figure out how to post photos you will get to see her. I will try later tonight.

    Stay safe!
  7. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Very nice James :thumbsup:

    I still need a series I Kimber.
  8. jrs93accord


    Jul 10, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    Thanks Brian. My Kimber Classic Gold Match and my Classic Royal are two of my favorites.