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S.A. Loaded question...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Jim S., Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Jim S.

    Jim S.

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    I have a friend who has a beautiful Springfield Armory "Loaded Combat" that he needs to sell.
    It is the two tone stainless version which I have always thought looked great.
    The trouble is that I really don't know anything about the springers much beyond a Mil-Spec that I recently bought.
    It is like new in the box with less than 300 rounds through her.
    I know this guy pretty well and he takes good care of his stuff.
    Can anyone tell me anything about this model?
    He wants $800.00 for it which is not really a bad price around here.
    If you think that is high that's ok because I don't mind helping a friend out when in need.
    Should I pick this gun up?
    Would it be worth keeping?
    I suppose he might get to where he wants it back someday but I doubt he would say so.
    Anyone want to comment?
    Thanks.
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Differences between the mil-spec and Loaded


    Mil-Spec:
    stainless barrel and bushing (some models)
    loaded chamber indicator (some models)
    lowered and flared ejection port
    high profile 3-dot sights
    beveled magazine well
    loss of the lanyard loop on mainspring housing
    forward-raked cocking serrations on slide

    Loaded: An upgrade from the Mil-Spec
    beavertail grip safety
    Novak sights
    ambidextrious thumb safety
    long 3 hole trigger
    full length guide rod (2-piece)
    front cocking serrations
    flat mainspring housing


    They are selling for $750-800, so the price is about right.
    I recently bought a Remington M1903 from a friend, paid about $200 more than I should have. I have to help friends that help me.
     

  3. rsxr22

    rsxr22

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    that is a cool pistol and $800 isnt a crazy good deal, but it would be sufficient especially if you know the guy. Its not really getting a deal it would almost be like paying gun shops prices, but once your shooting it, you will be happy.
    There are some things that i dont like about the loaded model, but they can be changed somewhat easily. I personally do not like 1911's without front strap checkering and the trigger on the Loaded models is normally not very good and around 6-7 lbs.
     
  4. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    Awesome gun. Average price.
     
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    I paid $900 brand new.
     
  6. Jim S.

    Jim S.

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    Same one?
    I told my friend I would take it from him whenever he feels like making the deal.
    Tell me about it.
    He says it has a carry melt done from the factory. Feel good compared to the ones that don't?
    I know my Mil-Spec has some sharp edges to it.
    Anyone know if you can change out the ambi thumb safety?
    I actually prefer a single thumb safety.
    One last question.
    How do they get the rounds black even though they are stainless?
     
  7. rvrctyrngr

    rvrctyrngr Senior Moment

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    Just for comparison...I paid $625 for mine with a slightly lower round-count.

    Mine's parked, though.

    The price mentioned is decent...not great, but decent.
     
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    This is more along the lines of what I was thinking. They really have gotten expensive over the years haven't they? I bought my Loaded new 7 years for $675.
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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  10. Jim S.

    Jim S.

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    Yeah well times change. I remember paying 400 bucks for my first Colt Combat Gov. Model.
    Where I live it is close to $700.00 for a stainless Mil-Spec. So really 800 for a used but perfect stainless Loaded is not really all that bad.
     
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    Quack Rent this space

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    Yep, how times have changed.