Springfield 1911 A1 Value?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Dan The Man, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Dan The Man

    Dan The Man New Member

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    I bought a never shot 1911 A1 for $250. I know I got a good deal but I was wondering what they sell for. I don't usually see them in shops around here. It has a 5" barrel and parkerized finish. I bought it a couple of years ago and have fired about 400 rounds through it with no problem. I don't want to sell, I am just interested in an approximate value. Thanks in advance for any info.
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I'll give you $350 for it. MSRP appears to be around $500-$600.
     
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  3. 741512th

    741512th New Member

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    The Springfield 1911 is an automatic jamming machine and a piece of platypus dung. Word is on this forum that there are many fine 1911s out there. Avoid at all costs. Cheap is as cheap does.
     
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  4. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Cite your sources please.
     
  5. SGT-MILLER

    SGT-MILLER New Member

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    I will disagree that the Springfield 1911s are horrible in quality.

    If I had a choice between Kimber 1911s , Smith and Wesson 1911s, Kahr 1911s, SIG 1911s, or Springfield 1911s, I will go with Springfield the whole way.

    I will also say that a lemon pistol is possible with ANY manufacturer. QA is not prefect in the least.

    If you do have reports that say the quality has gone to sh*t on the Springfield 1911s, please share it, because I am no expert and I am willing to learn (especially when it comes to possible future purchases).
     
  6. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    I'd take the Kimber, Sig and Smith, in that order. At least they're made on this continent, with 2 of them being made in this country.
     
  7. user4

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    Sold my Springfield 1911 A1 for $500. It was a good gun though. No complaints.

    That said, I would prefer a Sig, Colt, or Kimber... in no particular order
     
  8. Dillinger

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    Currently, I would have to say not really. Previously, in 2006 to be EXACT, Springfield shipped out several tens ( possible hundreds ) of 1911 pistols WITHOUT Firing Pins. :eek:

    It was later traced to a "flaw" in the assembly line. How that happens, *shrug*, beats the hell out of me but they now TEST FIRE their weapons. :D

    I think Kimber makes a better bang for the buuck 1911 currently, but Springfield took their lumps in bad Q/A - learned their lessons and have made great strides to reclaim their name.

    I would not have a problem is a family member brought home a CURRENT Springfield 1911 for their personal protection.

    JD
     
  9. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    My entry model Compact was a bad assed little piece for the $700 I paid for it.
     
  10. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Year of production?
     
  11. Dan The Man

    Dan The Man New Member

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    I did not mean to start a war of words here. I love the gun and won't sell it but like I said, I have not had one problem with it. I just wanted to know the value. I carry an XD 40 sub and am now a Springfield guy. If I could conceal my 1911 better I would carry it and trust it to protect my son. That to me is the ultimate compliment. I also think mine is an early manufacture, it is stamped nm1435. Am I right?
     
  12. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    It still had the forged steel frame and slide, as well as the 1.25" at 25 yard accuracy guarantee. The SN was KC16825. I bought it early in '01.

    It definitely was a Kimber MFG and not a Kimber of Oregon piece.

    [​IMG]

    Come on JD, you have to have seen this picture before. :D
     
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  13. Dillinger

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    I have seen it plenty of times Brother, but I had to clarify that we were talking Kimber and not Springfield. Kimber has had their ups and downs, but have righted their ship long ago - Springfield recently had troubles, but have made efforts to make amends with the gun buying public. :p

    JD
     
  14. user4

    user4 New Member

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    Yes, yes...we've all seen this picture and how you sold it for eleven dollars at a flea market to some guy named Watto who wanted to trade his pod racer for it claiming it was the fastest ever built, but you opted for the cash...yes, we all know the story by now...
     
  15. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    ^^ LMAO - Ineff, the inner workings of your mind really must be a dark and twisted ride...:p

    JD
     
  16. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Damn nerds...
     
  17. user4

    user4 New Member

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    Sometimes I wake up from a deep sleep thinking, "That was messed up."

    The correct term is "geek", sir. Geek. If you can't get that straight, I'm not coming over to fix your computer, and I'll be asking for my Babylon 5 collection back.
     
  18. Dillinger

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    I know exactly where this thread took such a wrong turn, though I have my suspicions, but damn this is entertaining stuff....

    JD
     
  19. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    There is a trend that you may have noticed. When the 3 of us coalesce on a thread, bad things happen to that thread.
     
  20. 741512th

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    I own a Springfield 1911 automatic jamming machine. Charles Darwin, in "The Origin of Species 2 - Hot Australian Spring Break Chicks" was examining a piece of platypus dung and wrote, "Sometime in the late 20th to early 21st century, a company will manufacture a pistol that jams often. I expect it will be quite similar to this dung I hold in my hand. Does anyone have a towel?"
     
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