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Dan The Man 01-28-2009 09:27 PM

Springfield 1911 A1 Value?
 
I bought a never shot 1911 A1 for $250. I know I got a good deal but I was wondering what they sell for. I don't usually see them in shops around here. It has a 5" barrel and parkerized finish. I bought it a couple of years ago and have fired about 400 rounds through it with no problem. I don't want to sell, I am just interested in an approximate value. Thanks in advance for any info.

matt g 01-29-2009 12:07 AM

I'll give you $350 for it. MSRP appears to be around $500-$600.

741512th 01-29-2009 11:31 PM

The Springfield 1911 is an automatic jamming machine and a piece of platypus dung. Word is on this forum that there are many fine 1911s out there. Avoid at all costs. Cheap is as cheap does.

matt g 01-29-2009 11:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 741512th (Post 66529)
The Springfield 1911 is an automatic jamming machine and a piece of platypus dung. Word is on this forum that there are many fine 1911s out there. Avoid at all costs. Cheap is as cheap does.

Cite your sources please.

SGT-MILLER 01-29-2009 11:42 PM

I will disagree that the Springfield 1911s are horrible in quality.

If I had a choice between Kimber 1911s , Smith and Wesson 1911s, Kahr 1911s, SIG 1911s, or Springfield 1911s, I will go with Springfield the whole way.

I will also say that a lemon pistol is possible with ANY manufacturer. QA is not prefect in the least.

If you do have reports that say the quality has gone to sh*t on the Springfield 1911s, please share it, because I am no expert and I am willing to learn (especially when it comes to possible future purchases).

matt g 01-30-2009 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by SGT-MILLER (Post 66541)
I will disagree that the Springfield 1911s are horrible in quality.

If I had a choice between Kimber 1911s , Smith and Wesson 1911s, Kahr 1911s, SIG 1911s, or Springfield 1911s, I will go with Springfield the whole way.

I will also say that a lemon pistol is possible with ANY manufacturer. QA is not prefect in the least.

If you do have reports that say the quality has gone to sh*t on the Springfield 1911s, please share it, because I am no expert and I am willing to learn (especially when it comes to possible future purchases).

I'd take the Kimber, Sig and Smith, in that order. At least they're made on this continent, with 2 of them being made in this country.

user4 01-30-2009 12:47 AM

Sold my Springfield 1911 A1 for $500. It was a good gun though. No complaints.

That said, I would prefer a Sig, Colt, or Kimber... in no particular order

Dillinger 01-30-2009 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SGT-MILLER (Post 66541)

If you do have reports that say the quality has gone to sh*t on the Springfield 1911s, please share it, because I am no expert and I am willing to learn (especially when it comes to possible future purchases).

Currently, I would have to say not really. Previously, in 2006 to be EXACT, Springfield shipped out several tens ( possible hundreds ) of 1911 pistols WITHOUT Firing Pins. :eek:

It was later traced to a "flaw" in the assembly line. How that happens, *shrug*, beats the hell out of me but they now TEST FIRE their weapons. :D

I think Kimber makes a better bang for the buuck 1911 currently, but Springfield took their lumps in bad Q/A - learned their lessons and have made great strides to reclaim their name.

I would not have a problem is a family member brought home a CURRENT Springfield 1911 for their personal protection.

JD

matt g 01-30-2009 01:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 66585)
Currently, I would have to say not really. Previously, in 2006 to be EXACT, Springfield shipped out several tens ( possible hundreds ) of 1911 pistols WITHOUT Firing Pins. :eek:

It was later traced to a "flaw" in the assembly line. How that happens, *shrug*, beats the hell out of me but they now TEST FIRE their weapons. :D

I think Kimber makes a better bang for the buuck 1911 currently, but Springfield took their lumps in bad Q/A - learned their lessons and have made great strides to reclaim their name.

I would not have a problem is a family member brought home a CURRENT Springfield 1911 for their personal protection.

JD

My entry model Compact was a bad assed little piece for the $700 I paid for it.

Dillinger 01-30-2009 01:24 AM

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Originally Posted by matt g (Post 66590)
My entry model Compact was a bad assed little piece for the $700 I paid for it.

Year of production?


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