Baby desert eagle for RIA officers 1911??

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by bige91603, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    Alright I have a polymer baby eagle II .40 and was offered a Rock Island officers 1911 .45 with a box of ammo and bianchi holster. Also the 1911 front sight is gone. Would this be a good trade, I do see a bit of value difference here. What y'all think?
     
  2. Rick1967

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    What does the Baby Eagle sell for new? RIAs are not expensive.
     

  3. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    They're going for 500-600 these days, the baby eagle only has 500 rounds thru and the 1911 has around 200
     
  4. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    That sounds like a bad deal for you. I would be asking for $150 with his gun and holster at a minimum.
     
  5. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    That's what I was thinking
     
  6. BeyondTheBox

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    Eye of beholder man.

    Monetary value only holds true to what one is willing to pay based on personal interest.

    I wouldn't take anything Mag Research for free, except the 380 and then I'd hate it like everything else DAO and toss it immediately, like all else it's kind which I've made grievous mistakes in trying.

    However anything 1911 I covet like a Treky loser does a Photon Phaser from episode 76 STG5. (Okay, so I just made up all of that, but it serves a purpose and makes its point.)

    So were I you I'd jump at the chance. Well, I'd never have the Eagle in the first place, but that doesn't float well in scenario. Lol
     
  7. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    I got a deal that I cold not pass up, I'm not too fond of it either but I don't want to give up a great gun for less than its worth plus the 1911 will need over $100 in work
     
  8. BeyondTheBox

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    I'm not a sight user but I agree, it would bother me not having it nonetheless...
     
  9. bige91603

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    It's more of an aesthetic to me, it would be a carry gun so no real need
     
  10. BeyondTheBox

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    Exactly, the same for me.
     
  11. rickster

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    I've got a Baby Eagle ll, large frame, all steel chambered in 40sw and I love it. I wouldn't trade it for anything that wasn't really upscale. Personally, I don't think your getting a good deal.
     
  12. rickster

    rickster New Member

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    By DAO, are you referring to Double Action Only? Because my Baby Eagle ll is Double/single action. Just making sure I understand.
     
  13. BeyondTheBox

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    I'm talking about the micro Eagle, the only 380 I know of made by mag research, which is hammerless and DAO. It's the only anything Eagle I can stand the look of, but it just had to be double action! Lol go figure...

    http://whichgun.com/pistols/view/magnum-research-micro-desert-eagle

    Isn't the baby in 9mm, 40 & 45 only?
     
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  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    even as much as i like 1911's and the RIA, i don't feel that's a good trade unless you get some money to boot on the deal. seriously, i feel you could probably sell the Eagle outright and buy a really nice NIB RIA 1911.
     
  15. Byron0022

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    I agree with this but then again I hate to buy a gun and trade with it. I would hold on to it or maybe post it on Gunbroker and see what you can get for it.
     
  16. DrumJunkie

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    And you have to replace a sight? Not a good deal to me. I like RIA pistols but that does not sound like a good trade tom e. I'd jump on a baby Eagle for an RIA too of I could find someone with the eagle.

    150 his gun and Xtras and you might do OK. Sights are not free and either is your gun.
     
  17. bige91603

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    Thanks for the input guys. Right now the trade talk is on hold he is getting the sight replaced.

    I've had the eagle on arms list for a few weeks and so far no lucky. If I was willing to ship it I could have sold it 20 times
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    go through an FFL and have the buyer pay the shipping costs. if they want it bad enough they will pony up the money.
     
  19. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    Yeah I know I can do that but right now I just don't have the time. I'm at school most of the time while the gun is at my parents house locked up
     
  20. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i understand. just throwing out another option for you. if the right offer was given, it might be something to consider.