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Trade question...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by skud_dusty, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. skud_dusty

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    Well the 1911 bug has bit me again and it's time to finally put the bug to rest. Unfortunately our financials don't quite allow me to run out and buy a new pistol, so I've got to trade something off before I pick up my new toy. I've got a home-built AR15 that I don't have a ton of money in, but it's not exactly a cheap POS either. I received an offer for a Springfield Loaded, and I'd like to get GT's opinion on it.

    Now I should also include that I'm not a big fan of stainless guns. It will probably end up being a carry gun, so the extra corrosion resistance might be nice.

    Here she is:

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    The pictures I received are a little higher res. Everything looks fairly nice, it's got a few scratches here and there but nothing major that I can see. Seller also offered to throw in 150 rounds of fmj.
     
  2. El_Ron1

    El_Ron1 AAAAAAAAGHHH!!!

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    What's the realistic price that you could sell your AR for locally?
     


  3. walkin' trails

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    In my little corner of the midwest, the AR market seems to be just about saturated. A friend of mine recently sold an M&P15 to a buddy for what he paid for it, then turned around and bought a brand new replacement from the same retailer he bought the first for less money this time. Rumor has it that a major retailer in the area bought up up many used ARs at the beginning of the Obama-inspired panic at higher prices than they can get for them now. Ultimately if you don't have a lot into your AR, are not going to really miss it when its gone, and want the Springfield really bad, then I'd say trade and enjoy the 1911.
     
  4. skud_dusty

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    Realistically between $600 and $700. The market in my area is really screwy at the moment. "Cheap" ARs aren't selling for much, while decent ARs are commanding a lot more than I believe they are worth.

    Locally 1911s are commanding outrageous prices. $400-500 for a used Rock Island is not unheard of and they sell fairly quickly at that price. I remember seeing RIAs at $300...not anymore. I could probably clean up the 1911 in question and get $700 from it locally I've seen loaded models sell easily for $700-800.

    I don't really have a spot for my AR. Yes it's nice to have one, but I much prefer pistols to rifles. I have other rifles that will fill the AR's small niche in my collection and at this point I feel like I have one just for the sake of having one.

    Honestly if the pistol in question were not stainless steel I would be all over it. It is marked USA on the frame, so that's a plus for me. I guess I'm just really torn on having a stainless pistol. I'd like this one to be a keeper, and not just trade fodder till I find what I really want. :dunno:
     
  5. skud_dusty

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    Well disregard this post, the trader wanted me to meet him out at some snow park in the middle of nowhere. Not gonna happen.
     
  6. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Probably has some good old country loven' in mind.

    I have that exact gun, and I also have some AR rifles.
    While I love the the 1911, I probably wouldn't trade a rifle for one unless it was a real nice Colt or something.
     
  7. skud_dusty

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    Well he ended up emailing me back offering to meet at a more public place. Turns out he just hates the city and found the closest to exactly half way that we could meet...it just happened to be out in BFE :lol:

    Really nice guy, glad it worked out. She needs cleaned up but it's a really straight pistol with VERY minimal play. He also threw in a decent little holster and 200 rounds of ammo for my troubles.

    All in all I'm really happy. While I like the idea of having an AR, I'm honestly a bit of a FUDD and enjoy pistols more.

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  8. Mike,

    I think you did very well. I'd trade a home built AR-15 any day for a SA Loaded. :whistling:
     
  9. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    if you don't like the shiny stainless, just bead (glass) blast it to a matte finish like the TRP's.
     
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  10. skud_dusty

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    I really wasn't into the AR that much; I have roughly $600 into this SA. Took her apart and cleaned her up a bit, she's got a few scratches here and there but nothing major. If I got the inclination I could probably buff em all out but it's going to be an all around shooter so I don't care that much.

    The PO removed the ILS which I like even though the new MSH fits pretty crappy. As long as she runs that's all that matters :)
     
  11. gconan

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    Congratulations! I used to own 2 Loaded's, the 45 was totally reliable!
     
  12. bac1023

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    Good idea
     
  13. skud_dusty

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    Well here's some new pictures. Need to clean up the scratches someday but at the moment I'm just happy to have her.

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  14. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I can tell it still has the factory grips on it.
    The sets on both of mine sucked in the oil as well.
     
  15. Chevy327

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    Nice pistol! I would have made that trade, too.

    But I don't understand your reservations about meeting in a desolate snow park in the middle of nowhere, trading an assult rifle for a .45 Auto with live ammo...What could go wrong?:dunno:
     
  16. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Having someone tell you you sure have a purddy mouth.....