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Take Off Parts

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by joemannnnn, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. joemannnnn


    Jul 28, 2007
    Another question for everyone...What do you guys do with your take off parts when you swap things out? Specifically I've replaced the original grips on a few guns, and just don't see myself ever using them. Should I sell them? I guess a concern is trying to sell the gun later on without the original grips. Is it worth it to dump them or should I just hang on to them? I need to fund the new parts and ammo some how, so I'm entertaining selling off the grips. Curious to see how people feel about this
  2. Keep them. If you hoard enough parts, you can build another gun.

    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011

  3. skdmrklcy

    skdmrklcy Duck and Cover

    Jun 10, 2004
    North of Cinci, Ohio
    I always keep original stuff in the box and put it up.
  4. SigFTW


    Nov 4, 2010
    X2, that way I don't lose the parts.
  5. Grips are often the first thing users change, so unless your replacements are truly odd, or the original grips are limited production, selling the originals in favor of the replacements shouldn't detract from the overall value. IMO, of course.
  6. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

    May 13, 2008
    :rofl: Ain't that the truth!

    I do keep any take off parts and put them in my part bin organizer. The project has been at a stand still but, I had so many left over parts I bought a frame and slide since its all I needed to make another gun.
  7. samuse


    Jul 30, 2008
    South TX
    I sell it or throw it away.

    It gives me a good opportunity to practice on my cussing later on when I'm looking for it and it hits me that I sold it or threw it away.