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Would you buy SW1911 for 750?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glockbanger, May 28, 2012.


  1. glockbanger

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    Ad says it could pass for new. Comes with box and 2 mags. Thanks.
     

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    Which model?
     

  3. glockbanger

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    Same as this one, all the ad says is sw1911, but looks just like this one.

    Look below, (forgot to post link)
     
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    I'd say buy it.
     
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    In a heartbeat! Just a few months ago, I paid just under 1200 for a stainless SW1911TA E-Series. Even with the standard SW, you're still at least 200 under new. So if it's in good shape, it's a good price.
     
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    If the previous owner is not a home gunsmith, it's a fair price.
     
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    He may be because he buys and sells guns all the time.
     
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    Its its totally stock and in great shape, that's not a bad price these days.
     
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    Probably not, unless it's an e-series. Mine shot good but had little quarks.
     
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  13. glockbanger

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    No, I have not, but I need to before buying a 1911, huh?
     
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    Haven't handled one, 2 mags, novak sights(not night), Looks fairly new, don't know if there were any replacements, seller doesn't know roundcount, don't know about recoil spring either, but these are good things to think about. If I call him tomorrow, I'll ask him if he's done any work to it.
     
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    No I would not but that is because I buy them cheaper only to send them to a local smith to get worked over. My last 1911 cost $550 out the door and I spent $300 to have a quality hammer, trigger, and related springs installed. Now it breaks at 4 lbs every time.

    If you have a good smith in the area, buy cheaper and get it worked over. If you do not have a good smith in the area then buy cheaper yet and send it off to a quality smith outside your area.
     
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    Some people who sell their guns who have had them a while forget what they might have done. Off the top of my head, also ask him did polish the feed ramp, tune the extractor, any ammo he had issues feeding/extracting/jamming/etc with any ammo especially Hollow Points. Some people dont like to answer questions and if the person has issue with it or has no idea of anything I would hesitate to buy from him.

    Has he cleaned the gun, basic or full take down. Depending on round count each person changes their springs out at different intervals (Ive seen anywhere from 2k to 8k) so if he dont know (and its ok some dont keep track) then if you have any issues, ammo and springs would be what I would check first. The springs are easy fix and cheap.

    Is he the original owner and what year did he buy it in.

    Good Luck :wavey:







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    I believe the gun is sold, which is ok, seeing as I didn't have time to go see it today anyway. Guy was "ok" on the phone, slightly short, so idk if he'd want to let someone fire it or not. I'll keep looking for a good deal on a 1911.
     
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    That's good advice, I'll keep that in mind, yeah, I think what made me wary in the first place is he didn't seem like he wanted to talk for long. Might've been busy though. Everyone is it seems.
     
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    Buying used guns can be a good thing, good price and value but like used cars can come with the risk of a lemon. If you can test fire it then great if not because your buying from online on some classifieds then its ok. If he's a local then asking for a test fire isnt unreasonable or at least a function check and take down.

    EDIT = Yeah, if he didnt want to talk long or say he'll answer you later, you might have been better off. Check out the E series 1911 on the link from above or even GunBroker.com for some deals.






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