What to price a ORM 1991A1?

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  1. CAcop

    CAcop

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    I have a 90s old roll mark Colt 1991A1 that I had costumized by Sprigfield. Essentially I had it turned into a loaded model with tighter frame to slide fit and barrel bushing. Hard chromed. I got it for sub 500 IIRC, it's been 15 years. I put 2200 into it.

    I was considering trading it for a Smith 24 snub a coworker has. I think he will owe me cash but I have no clue how to price anything other than stock or close to stock guns.
     
  2. fnfalman

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    I don't know about others, but I usually dock the prices off guns that had been "customized" no matter who did it. Because these guns are no longer stock and they've been modified (irreversibly most of the time) for somebody else's taste and preference.
     

  3. CAcop

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    I know. That is why I was asking for opinions. I clearly upgraded it from GI to a semi custom with a lot of popular changes. Did I spend 2,700 to make it worth 1,500 at best?
     
  4. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    If you have the paper work to back it up that SA built it, I can see 1500 for it.

    I have seen other Springfield built custom guns going for the same.

    I'd not be trading it. Buy the revolver outright, or pass. The sad fact is you will never make back what you have in it, but it sounds like a kick ass custom gun.
     
  5. CAcop

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    It's a good gun but I just don't shoot it much. Or carry it since I have no desire to pack a full size 1911 around. And if I do I have two other choices plus a Commander and a compact.
     
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    The S&W M24 2.5" .44 spl is a sweet wheelgun, what condition would you say it is in?
     
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    I agree with Jason D post, keep that custom !!!
     
  8. CAcop

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    Turns out it is a 696. Not really interested. I never really saw the point of those.
     
  9. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    That's cool. You still have a kick ass custom gun.
     
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    If you got it for under $500, then I'd say it's worth around $500, customizing doesn't add any value imo, and could quite possibly decimate the value if you do something the buyer deems stupid, like people stippling glocks and thinking it adds value, when, imo, stippling cuts the value by a minimum of 50%.
     
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    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Customizing does add some value, when a person can show a know person or shop worked on it.

    In this case it was Springfield. They do kick ass custom work.
     
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    How much do you want for it?
     
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    Depending on what you have done you can add value by sending a gun like that to the Colt Custom Shop, the SA Custom Shop or well know shops like Turnbull Restorations. Keep all the paperwork.

    I would keep that guy myself.