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Old May 22, 2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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Is this a good deal?

My uncle is going to sell me his Colt 1911 for $675.

It's not in the best condition as it has hair line scuffs and marks on it.

My other question is there anyway to get the scratches and scuffs buffed out? Thanks.

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Old May 22, 2012, 02:37 PM   #2
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I don't think you'll be getting most of those out without sending it to be refinished. I personally wouldn't even care, and just shoot the crap out of it
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Old May 22, 2012, 02:44 PM   #3
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Bright Stainless Colts command a higher premium than matte Stainless or blued guns. In its current condition I would consider $675 a bit high. $600 seems more fair.

If it had only light surface scratches it would be worth more but there appears to be a fair amount of muzzle wear and wear on the back of the sides of the slide.

If you are going to use this as a shooter you can get some mothers mag metal polish or flitz and carefully buff out a lot of the minor handling wear. The reality is that almost anything and everything will scratch that type of non-hardened finish.
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Old May 22, 2012, 04:06 PM   #4
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I would snap it up at that price & ScotchBrite the gun to make the finish an even matte stainless before I shot the snot outta it.

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Old May 22, 2012, 04:58 PM   #5
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I would buy it for $675.
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Old May 22, 2012, 05:45 PM   #6
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I'd buy it and the scratches wouldn't bother me in the least.
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Old May 22, 2012, 08:00 PM   #7
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I'd buy it for that price. Plus, you know the history of the gun and how it's been treated. Thats a bonus in my book.
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Old May 22, 2012, 09:27 PM   #8
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That's an enhanced model, and well worth the $675.

As noted, the scratches will buff out. Flitz and some 000 or 0000 steel wool should do it. Don't use too much pressure.
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Old May 22, 2012, 11:39 PM   #9
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Old May 23, 2012, 12:44 AM   #10
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Kylen- I gotta agree with the others. That's a great price. If you want a new one- cough up the dough for one and let that deal go to another family member.
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Old May 23, 2012, 01:01 AM   #11
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Easy there 10-96, and okay thanks everyone for the info. I will buy it. Anyone know some good night sights you might recommend? Thanks.
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Old May 23, 2012, 01:18 AM   #12
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For carry and general tote-around service? Take a peek at the Trijicon or TruGlo or Meprolite night sights. Those wouldn't break the bank, look sharp, and provide fine service for a long time.

What do you mean by "Easy there"? I wasnt trying to come off like a jerk or anything. Sorry if it came off that way.
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Old May 23, 2012, 03:06 PM   #13
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@10-96

Okay thanks for the info man. And it's all good! Lol. I can't wait to get this 1911!
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Old May 23, 2012, 10:40 PM   #14
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Don't blame ya- I'd be like a giggly little kid at Christmas! Sure looks a whole lot sweeter than the Springfields that've followed me home. One of these days I'll put a couple of them together for a trade towards just one nice Colt like yours.
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Old May 24, 2012, 05:08 AM   #15
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I think outside of a private sale like this one, you'll have a difficult time finding one at that price.
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Old May 24, 2012, 07:29 AM   #16
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I would snap it up at that price & ScotchBrite the gun to make the finish an even matte stainless before I shot the snot outta it.
Isnt this a chrome plated steel gun? If you scotchbright the crap out of it then you run the risk of going through the chrome. Thats a much bigger problem than a few blemishes.
For $675 you can buy quite a few new 1911's.
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Old May 24, 2012, 08:35 AM   #17
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Isnt this a chrome plated steel gun?
For $675 you can buy quite a few new 1911's.
AFAIK, it's a high-polish stainless steel, & not chrome plated.

While you may be able to buy two new junque 1911's for $675, please feel free to post where we all can obtain even ONE new Colt 1911 for what amounts to chump change for a Colt.

FWIW, all 1911's are NOT created equal................................

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Old May 24, 2012, 09:05 AM   #18
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While you may be able to buy two new junque 1911's for $675, please feel free to post where we all can obtain even ONE new Colt 1911 for what amounts to chump change for a Colt.
If your die hard for a Colt then you have to spend $950 or more. You can buy an STI in that range.
From the picture the pistol looks chromed and not polished SS. I saw a Colt at the range last week that was chromed, oddly it had the same grip on it. If its SS than I stand corrected, Im not a colt aficionado.
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Old May 24, 2012, 09:15 AM   #19
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My other question is there anyway to get the scratches and scuffs buffed out? Thanks.
Leave it as is. It has character, and signs of being used (shot) and not a safe queen. You can look at this way, if you should scratch it no big deal. Refinish it, and scratch it, and have a heart attack
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Old May 24, 2012, 11:23 AM   #20
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This kind of wear/tear on a gun is really a beautiful thing in my eyes.

Shows that the gun was not / is not a safe queen. That its carried fired and used as a tool for defense...

Id buy it in a heartbeat.
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Old May 24, 2012, 12:27 PM   #21
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Thanks for all the helpful info. I will be purchasing it in a week. Also I believe the SS before the serial number indicated Stainless Steel. So to answer your question BoogieMan. I believe that's what it is. Not sure however. Thanks guys.
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