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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/2/2005 5:47:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 5:01:58 PM EDT by EA2]
I have a Springfield PX9609L loaded model 1911 I am wanting to sell and am wondering what it is worth. It is in excellent condition and has less than 350 rounds through it. It also has a Wilson Combat Shok-Buff recoil system installed. Thanks

Link Posted: 8/2/2005 5:04:52 PM EDT
After working gun shows for years, allow me to offer a few tips, if I may?

Forget the X-amount of rds pitch. There's NO way of someone knowing or not knowing how many rds went thru a gun. A good cleaning will hide a lot of scars that 3,000 rds & one can claim 300 rds. (Not that you're doing this.)

Aftermarket add-ons add nothing (generally speaking) to a gun's value. The Wilson shok-buff kit may indeed be a nice add-on but to a buyer/dealer, it means bupkiss.

Having said all that, I'd say your gun is in the $500-600 range. Some regions it may draw a bit more, others a bit less. You might want to find a NIB price & deduct 15-20% of it & deduce value as well?



Nice looking gun, if you don't mind me asking, why are ya selling it?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:40:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 7:42:13 PM EDT by Colt45guy]
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what he said, with a slight explanation about region....around here, used Springfields aren't commanding much resale value. In KY, you'd be right on average to get $450-$500 for it, simply because a brand new, never fired specimen only sells for $650 or so. (got mine for $649 at Fayette Firearms) Guns are a lot like cars. Once the paperwork is completed and it's paid for, it's used, and loses quite a bit of value....nevermind milage or aftermarket stuff.
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