1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Ma. Annie O., Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Ma. Annie O.

    Ma. Annie O. New Member

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    I'm going to look at a Colt Mark 4 Series 70 1911 pistol that is supposedly in great condition. Any ideas on what that's worth? He's asking $1000. I'm thinking I can get a decent used S&W 1911 for around $800. Opinions?
     
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I just paid exactly that amount for the same pistol last weekend at a show. I think I got a fair deal because it's in mint condition. If yours is in the same condition, I would say that's the going rate for that gun. It's a good investment....even though they made a lot of them, they're not making them any more. I'm sure that, in the long run, you would be much happier with the Colt than with the Smith. What's the finish?
     

  3. Glockanista

    Glockanista New Member

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    $1000 is too much unless it comes with a bunch mags, ammo and other goodies. $800 is reasonable but I would start lower. Good luck with that.:)
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    It seems high to me. I think around $700.-$800. is more appropriate as well.
     
  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Remember, this is a COLT 1911, not a Glock ;) Still better off than paying $800 for a used S&W.
     
  6. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I think $800 is a good deal for some used smith 1911's.
     
  7. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    ...mm-kay, you're certainly entitled......
     
  8. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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  9. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Touche. I'll have to get me one of those Smiths but, for that kind of money, I'll go with another Colt!
     
  10. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I'm cool with that! :D
     
  11. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    $1,000 for a 70 Series Colt in primo shape is more than I'd LIKE to pay, but I'd pay it if I was in the market for another one.

    And I still prefer Colt to the other avail 1911's, but that is personal taste. I've owned MANY Colts (about 11 or 12 currently) and have never had a complaint about any of them.