SPRINGFIELD-5"-Loaded-Parkerized...Should I?

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  1. desertdisciple

    desertdisciple CLM

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    ...Okay, saw it in the Used case.
    Has a sweet, smooth, slide action...
    & other than some minimal holster wear, looks as good as some new ones that a business friend was considering.

    Apparently, fired for qualification, by a court officer, but has seen little range time......
    $499

    **IS THAT A GOOD PRICE?**

    *What are comps in your area???

    *SHOULD I give the homeless 1911 a place to live?
    :dunno:

    ((If so, I may need to move quickly))
     
  2. Fire_Medic

    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

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    I would say a Loaded for the price of a GI/Milspec is a hell of a good deal.

    :thumbsup:
     

  3. Black Cloud

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    I agree. That is a hell of a deal, if it has not been modified. The one think you need to worry about is the feed ramp. For some reason everybody wants to break out the dremel. Other than that they usually sell for around 575-700, depending on condition.

    If everything checks out, I’ll jump on it. Hell try to negotiate a lower price. It never hurts.:supergrin:
     
  4. chuckman

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  5. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

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    Very good price for a Loaded model.
     
  6. Tactical black

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  7. BleedNOrange

    BleedNOrange Go Vols

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    Polishing a feed ramp with a dremel (not grinding) is never gonna hurt any gun.
     
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  8. AZ Husker

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    Maybe not steel, but I saw an aluminum frame ruined by overpolishing.
     
  9. BleedNOrange

    BleedNOrange Go Vols

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    you can "over" do anything. I'm sure you knew what I meant. Over polishing would be the same as grinding or changing the angle of the ramp.
     
  10. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    good deal. saw the same thing at the shop today for $599/LNIB
     
  11. Black Cloud

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    It doesn't hurt if you do it right. I have seen enough damaged feed ramps to know better. As soon as their pistol starts to act up, the first think everyone wants to do is polish the feed ramp. As soon as they screw the job up, it is up for sale.

    Another problem is a throat job, which I lump into the feed ramp polishing. I would say that 30% of the used guns I see for sale at shops are butchered in that way.
     
  12. FreeAmerican

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    Of the loaded SA's, the parked is the one that catches my eye, esp for a working gun. Once the high spots get some wear and the steel is peeking through, they just turn drop dead seeeexxxxyyyy.
     
  13. das9mm26

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    Scored a parked SA Loaded NIB with Trij NS today @ my local shop....
    Traded a G23 (G2) LE as partial payment ( I have a NIB G23 that I still have to get to the range....!!)
    This SA is SWEET!! Trigger is butter!!!
    SA actually gives you TWO mags ---- vs just ONE for the Kimber....:whistling:
    Not really into "pimping" my 1911s....and don't think I'll have too much to worry about with this SA; if it shoots like the Kimber...I'm GOLDEN!!:supergrin:
    Good luck on your purchase...and your "build"!!!
     
  14. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    Awesome guns. Awesome price.

     
  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I'd buy it in a heartbeat!
     
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    Good deal...HELL Yeah!
     
  17. Makoman

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    Hell yeah man! That's a steal, not a deal!