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Old 02-08-2014, 10:00 PM   #1
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I'm trying to trade for a Springer LW Champion Operator.

The person trading this pistol is trying to drive up price by saying that Springfield only makes 250 of these a year and that its really rare.

I will admit that I have not seen one for sale at any of my 3 LGS or from online retailer.

Most sites have it listed at $850. He has added a Wilson MSH with Speed chute and a TLR-1. I told him the pistol is worth about $1100. Pricing out my AR I'm coming to about $1300 what I paid, $1000 - $1100 what I could build it for now. That's without a Leupold Mark AR scope with ADM mount which cost about $550.

What's your take? I want this pistol but not enough to take a $500 loss.


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Old 02-08-2014, 10:23 PM   #2
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And does anyone believe that Springfield told him they only make 250 LW Champion Operator' a year?


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MSRP on that pistol is $1129. can't honestly say whether it's a good trade or not, but i'm not sure i could make that trade myself.

a good trade is when both parties leave happy. and i sense a bit of reluctance on your part. might be better to walk away from this trade.

about them only making 250 of them a year, i have heard that before as well, and that may only be internet rumor, but i haven't seen any evidence to support that statement. so it could be true, but it could be simply rumor to jack up the price a bit and help be in a better trading position. maybe someone else can either verify or dispell that claim about them only making 250 of them a year.

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Thanks Axxe.

I'm in for trading the AR without the Scope. Just really wanted know about the amount manufactured per year. Either way if I get lucky and find one new, I'm spending less out of pocket than the AR cost.


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Thanks Axxe.

I'm in for trading the AR without the Scope. Just really wanted know about the amount manufactured per year. Either way if I get lucky and find one new, I'm spending less out of pocket than the AR cost.


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you're welcome. sorry i couldn't be more help.

i have heard it before, but i have never seen any proof yet that it's a fact.
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