What's it worth

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by PADRE24, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. PADRE24

    PADRE24 New Member

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    Looking at a used SA GI 1911 45 on a local hunting forum. Seller claims the gun was bought in 2006 but only has 300 rounds through it.

    I'm looking to get a good 1911 for under 700 until I can add a better quality one to my collection.

    Is $550 a good price for this and what can anyone tell me about this model? I couldn't find very much material or reviews on it.

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    Thanks!
     
  2. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Eh....not really. $450-$500(@ the most) sounds reasonable IMO.
    SA makes excellent 1911's. The GI model is pretty much identical to what was issued to the military.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012

  3. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    First, there's nothing wrong with the SA line of 1911's.

    But........what you are looking at is a used entry-level gun where the owner is asking near new gun money.

    I'd tell him he's mighty proud of his gun and should reconsider asking a more reasonable price.

    If he doesn't come down, you should wait a little longer and save the additional $50 to buy the gun new.

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...ducts_id/32589/Springfield+GI+5"+45SS+Package
     
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Work on him a bit to get the price down or to throw in something to sweeten the deal. Ammo, holster, magazines....anything you consider having value. Also keep in mind that if you buy a new one from Buds you'll pay for shipping as well as the FFL fee to get it. Shipping and FFLs can easily add $50 to the price of a gun and in some cases more.
     
  5. PADRE24

    PADRE24 New Member

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    Good advice, thanks for the help!