Just got my first 1911

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  1. XDRoX

    XDRoX

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    Here's the story. My best friend (of 18 years) just inherited a 1911. He called my up to help him sell it. I drove him to a few gun stores. The guys at the stores said it blue booked from $3500 to $4000:wow: Because it was 80% condition they said it was worth and around $2500.
    We had no idea it was worth that. I guess it was old or something.
    Even they it bluebooked at that price, they said he could put it on consignment for $2500 or they would give him $1200 for it.

    He decided to think about it. This was a couple days ago.

    Today he texted me and said he'd rather not give it to a gun store for such a low price and wanted to know if I wanted it.
    I told him I'd give him $900 for it and I'd if he ever wanted it back it would be here for him.
    He said to give him $800 and some loading components (about $80 worth).

    So I said sure OK.

    Here it is. I wasn't really in the market for a 1911 but I figured it was a good deal so I bought it. Should I shoot it? I shot it once already with him and it shot good, but should I shoot it more?

    I know nothing about 1911'a so any info would be great.

    Anyways, here it is:
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  2. viniglock

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    No sentimental value for him.
    Good deal for you.
     

  3. XDRoX

    XDRoX

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    Thanks, should I shoot it though or make it a safe queen?

    I'd like to shoot it. Will it hold up?
     
  4. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    yes, a lot

    You did pretty good on the transaction $$$$-wise, well done.
     
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    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    i have a colt like this, it was made in 1971. Its an ACE service model 22 lr. i had it blue booked for $700.
     
  7. 1911ShooterDude

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    What's so special about it? Looks like any other Colt 1911. And, yes, shoot it, and shoot it a lot...
     
  8. XDRoX

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    Don't know:dunno:
    They said it was made in 1930, maybe it's just old. I would love to have a colt expert chime in on it.
     
  9. skankpile

    skankpile CLM

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    Whatever you do; DO NOT SHOOT THAT 1911!!

    -more addictive than crack
    -can't own just one
    -then you start modifying them
    -then you start building them from scratch
    -find yourself backordered from all the ammo suppliers
    -you move on to custom race guns
    -you start traveling to distant IDPA events, and reloading in your spare time
    -you worry about blood lead levels from all the range time


    don't do it man... sell it quick..
     
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    There is some truth in all that sarcasm. Believe me :supergrin:
     
  11. 1911ShooterDude

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    Maybe. It is in great shape, and these pistols are to be shot. Shoot quality factory ammo and your new (2U) pistol will still look as fine several years from now. My basement bottom model Springfield Armory is over 20 years old and still shoots holes in holes.

    BTW, it looks very stock, so a little tip; put some tape or a bandaid over the webbing between your thumb and pointing finger. That "stock" pistol will dig a sore in your hand in 100rnds or less.
     
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    Thanks for the info and the tip. And you're right, the guys at the store said it was all stock.
     
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    man, you've got one hell of a friend.

    seriously.
     
  14. J.R. Bob Dobbs

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    Post up the s/n on the 1911 forum, and you'll get all the details about your gun; when it was made, government/commercial, etc...

    I have one made in 1918, original except the springs have been replaced, that I enjoy shooting, don't worry about hurting it by shooting.
     
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    man... 1911s are the sexiest pistols out there...

    nice deal
     
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    First off, congrats on your first 1911. :supergrin: You can shoot it all you want, its not going to hurt a thing. You might want to replace the recoil spring, that will insure the gun is not beating its self up.

    Looks like an old Colt civilian model. Experts will chime in on the year, but its a good 50 years old. Further more the gun shop owners were full of hot air, at most thats worth $1000.
     
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    Thanks:wavey:
    Are you sure, only $1000. I was at a store and they offered my him $1200.
    What would be the easiest way to find out for sure what it's worth?
     
  18. xtreme99

    xtreme99 What's a Glock?

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    :rofl: So true, so true.

    Thats how my dad did it when I was growing up.

    Then my grandpa gave me a Caspian 1911.

    Now I'm in between modifying mine and thinking about building my own!
     
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    Any 1911 experts wanna tell us why it is worth so much? I have seen good condition war 1911s sell for less. I don't get it. ???
     
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    xtreme99 What's a Glock?

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