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Old 04-07-2010, 11:00 PM   #1
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A good friend is having some medical expense and was forced to sell his beloved 1911. He had it advertised on a local forum and finally dropped the price to a point where it was a real bargain. No takers, so I called him and said I'd take it as I didn't want him to take a bigger loss out of desperation. This one started life as a Springer Mil-Spec and had all Ed Brown & Wilson Combat parts fitted by the best 1911 gunsmith in Savannah. The dovetails were cut in the slide and Novak sights installed and a match barrel was fitted.

I shot this gun a month or so ago and it is a real tack driver. I gave him his asking price of $750 and I actually felt bad as I know he had nearly twice that invested - but my gun budget is/was shot and he is thankful for the immediate cash...

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While not for me personally, that is a hell of a nice piece and I can respect what he had done.

Good looking out for your buddy there Dave. *respect*

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[drool drips onto the keys]
Could you post a pic of that magazine out of the firearm, please?

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He's a well known guy in my area as he works part time at a big gun store. Freaking pirates knew he needed money for doctor bills and he was being offered $400 to $500 cash - which sickens me. I'm not rich but dammit doesn't anyone try to do the right thing anymore?

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Could you post a pic of that magazine out of the firearm, please?
Flat bottom mag in it, that's the fitted magwell you're seeing...
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Gawd....nice...how many 1911s is that for you now, Dave? If anyone is looking for a 1911 poster child, look no further than NGIB. The man has great knowledge, not to mention great taste!

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Gawd, you are like a Pistol Magnet. How many good deals have you gotten in the past Month? Very Nice.

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Gawd....nice...how many 1911s is that for you now, Dave? If anyone is looking for a 1911 poster child, look no further than NGIB. The man has great knowledge, not to mention great taste!
To damn many Lon, I'm up to 5 again and was intending to get down to 3. The real ironic part of this whole story is I sold him the Mil-Spec this was built from a few months ago. It saddens me to see deals like this everywhere as it means folks are hurting and there's no signs of the economy getting any better...
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If possible, why not shoot it a bit and then hold onto it. Maybe in a year or so, the guy might want it back. This could be a double right thing for you and him. Just sayin....

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If possible, why not shoot it a bit and then hold onto it. Maybe in a year or so, the guy might want it back. This could be a double right thing for you and him. Just sayin....
Truth.

Best wished for your buddy's recovery NGIB. Tough times to be racking up medical bills.
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