Should I trade and how much should I give

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Bigguns911, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. Bigguns911

    Bigguns911 New Member

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    So my father-in-law was over the other day. He was talking about getting a 357 revolver. I showed him my Ruger security six and he loved it. I got it for dirt cheap and it is in good shape. I have wanted a security six for a long time and finally found one. He told me he would be interested in a part trade with some $ for his Colt 1911 commander. I have not seen it but he told me he paid $600. for it. My ? is, how much should I give him for the Colt on top of the trade. The question of doing the trade is an easy one, hell yes for a Colt.
     
  2. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I'd trade him based purely on the info you gave. (not much) hint
     

  3. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    If you can, look up the values of each firearm, then compare the difference in prices. Sometimes a local gun dealer will help out (they have the fancy books behind their counters with the current sell/trade values).

    Keep it fair.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I had a 4" Security Six and I loved it. However, I would have traded it for a Colt Commander in a New York minute.

    If the Colt is halfway decent, you can't go wrong.
     
  5. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    What he said. The Security Six is a great gun and I had one for 20 years - uber strong & reliable. But a Colt is a Colt. Assuming similar condition say $250 or so difference in street value (since you're related). TBH, Colt's don't really depreciate...
     
  6. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    See what he'd take in cash for the Colt,,,, keep em' both if possible.

    Jeff
     
  7. Bigguns911

    Bigguns911 New Member

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    Thanks all, I know it is a good trade I just needed some reinforcement to make up my mind. I like the security six but the Colt is like you said a Colt. I just have a had time giving up one gun to get another. I like to keep my guns and just get more but I do not have the extra $'s right. I will talk with him about selling it back to me if he want to sell it some day. Thanks again.
     
  8. Bigguns911

    Bigguns911 New Member

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    Got it

    So we did the trade and I'm happy. I gave him the Ruger and $200.00 cash for the Colt. I cleaned it up and it looks great. Some marks for holster I suspect by all and all in very good shape. I will attempt to put a pic up soon.
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    As long as everone's happy, that's an excellent trade. Pics and a range report will be expected. :D
     
  10. Bigguns911

    Bigguns911 New Member

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    Pic's sorry it took so long

    So this is her, she shoots great, 6" plates at 15 yards with no problems. I did get a hell of a pinch for the hammer but that is for not firing this gun much and getting to hi on the back strap. I am happy with the trade and hope to pick up more colts latter.:D
     

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  11. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Sweet.... Enjoy that rascal. :cool: