1911s in trade for an M1A?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by jamesb, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. jamesb

    jamesb New Member

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    So I posted up my Springfield Armory M1A Socom II. Asking $1,700 for it or possible trades. I've had two trade offers and i'm not sure if they are worth it or not as i'm not too familier with 1911s.

    The first guy offered me a LNIB Springfield LW Operator and a used Glock 30. To me that seems sort of low considering my asking price. it looks like new Operators can be had for around $1k and a new Glock 30 for around $550 or so. He doesn't want to add money from what I gather.

    Second offer was also straight up:

    I like the gun, but with the amount of rounds through it, and the work done i'm not 100% thinking it is a worthwhile trade. new they seem to be anywhere from $1,300 - $1,600 and I don't really care for all the work done, but it does look really nice.

    Am I correct in passing on both of these offers?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    What is on the feed ramp?

    If you do not "feel" right, then yes, you did correct on passing.

    But then that is a good SHOP NAME that did the work.
     

  3. jamesb

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    Yeah, i'm assuiming it is carbon that wasn't cleaned possibly.The shop that did the work is well liked around here.

    I think the issue is i'm just not feeling those. If I was going to trade straight up i'd rather have a Les Baer or something like it.
     
  4. NGIB

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    The TRP is a great gun; however, many folks with 1911s (every gun really) fail to learn a simple lesson:

    Adding stuff to your gun does not necessarily increase the value of your gun.

    It's like adding a pool to your house - it increased the value to YOU alone. I know crap about rifles so I don't know if either was a fair trade but if you ain't happy, you ain't happy....
     
  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    How did you get the value of your Socom?
     
  6. jamesb

    jamesb New Member

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    I just looked at what they are new, what I can find prices on the Socom 16 and II used and went from there. I think $1,600 is fair, but i started out a bit higher to allow room to wiggle. Gunbroker is showing im not out of line with what i'm asking. It is basically new with about 100 rounds through it. I paid $2k OTD for it so for its age and condition I think it is worth it.

    If trading I was prefering something like a pistol + cash or a Mark 23 straight up.

    I might be selling a bicycle I have and if it goes through there really isn't a need to sell the M1A which would be cool. I could get the new SIG P229 Elite or E2 and then start my Remington 700 build.

    That is sort of how I feel. It isn't stuff I personally would have done to it so it doesn't really add any value to me. I'd much rather have holsters, magazines or ammo instead.
     
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  7. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Just a factoid for you:

    When using Gunbroker to assess value - look at completed auctions where the gun actually sold. GB is renowned for folks asking way to much for their guns and they just relist them a zillion times.

    Again, I have no idea what your rifle is worth, just passing along some helpful info...
     
  8. jamesb

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    Thanks. I checked it out and there arn't any Socom IIs that sold, just Socom 16s. I adjusted the price to $1,600 which seems good for now.
     
  9. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger Active Member

    Man, if I didn't already have one, I'd talk to you about it. I LOVE my Socom, it's by far the most badass weapon I have and, therefore, can serve a great purpose. I'm happy with 3 MOA at 100 yards for twenty rounds without changing magazines.
     
  10. jamesb

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    Well the guy who offered the 1911 and glock 30 now told me he has a Remington 700 VSSF II in .223 he will trade.

    I like that much more so i offered to trade for the 700 and glock 30. Waiting to hear back if it works for him. Also waiting to see what kind of shape they are both in.

    I originally was going to get the Remington in .308 but it is only for the target range really which is 100 yards and I figure with some good match grade ammo the .223 will be good out to a few hundred yards.

    This might work....