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Have a friend who is wanting to sell a Colt series 80 government .380 stainless. Gun is in good shape and hasnt been fired much. Anyone know what a fair price would be? Thanks so much.

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I've seem them in the $450 and up range
 

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mlls300 said:
Have a friend who is wanting to sell a Colt series 80 government .380 stainless. Gun is in good shape and hasnt been fired much. Anyone know what a fair price would be? Thanks so much.

Matt
A Mustang is different than a Government .380.
Which is it that you have?
 

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The gun reads series 80 government. The grip has the mustang on it and it is all original. Saw the factory box and papers and it says mustang. Not sure she would be up for a trade. I think she is trying to get an idea of value for selling it only. I will ask her though.
 

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The gun reads series 80 government. The grip has the mustang on it and it is all original. Saw the factory box and papers and it says mustang. Not sure she would be up for a trade. I think she is trying to get an idea of value for selling it only. I will ask her though.
I looked it up and colt made two different pistols in the .380 with series 80; the pocketlite and the government like you said. Both are 3" bbl.. i believe. They are both worth around $350 in excellent condition. $275 if just "good".
 

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value is subjective. an item is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
Exactly- Don't bother with book value anymore- Best comparasion i've found is auctions - see what a certain gun is worth to the general public. Research Research Research! My local dealer looks in his book when he's tradin with me ---I like that ;)
 

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I have the .380 Government Model Series 80 Blue finish mfg. In 1996. The government model came in blue, nickel, and colt guard(1983-1997)and in stainless steel (1989-1997). The Gov. Pocket lite was mfg between 1991 and 1997. The latest edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values lists the stainless steel Government model between $400(60%) and $825( 98% condition). I have seen the Mustang sell in the $300-$375 range but never the Government model series 80.
 
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