colt series 80 mustang .380 Value?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by mlls300, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. mlls300

    mlls300 New Member

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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.

    Matt
     
  2. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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

  3. brewna01

    brewna01 New Member

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    Is he looking for a trade? I'm looking to get one of those
     
  4. scottmac

    scottmac New Member

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    A Mustang is different than a Government .380.
    Which is it that you have?
     
  5. mlls300

    mlls300 New Member

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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.
     
  6. brewna01

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    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".
     
  7. HOSSFLY

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    Just a example = When in doubt check auctions to see what BIDS (not asking prices) are in the real world-

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=294080814
     
  8. brewna01

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  9. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Understand- Book & "street" value are different these days ;)
     
  10. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    value is subjective. an item is worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    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 ;)
     
  12. chuckusaret

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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.
     
  13. mlls300

    mlls300 New Member

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    Thanks for the responses guys.