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Old 01-28-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-28-2009, 11:07 PM   #2
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I'll give you $350 for it. MSRP appears to be around $500-$600.

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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.

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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.
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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).

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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.
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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

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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