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Posted: 1/12/2015 2:36:11 AM EST
Springield GI Milspec

An acquaintance is getting a divorce and selling some of his guns. This was one of them. Private sale, no tax or FFL fees. Original box, paperwork, and only fired a couple of times. I figure it wasn't like some of the guys on here that come across real WWII GI's for $400, but I'm still happy.



Link Posted: 1/12/2015 2:54:23 AM EST
I would NOT pass up that Springfield for $400.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 2:54:46 AM EST
Seems like a good to fair price. I'd do it if I wanted one.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 2:55:32 AM EST
I don't think I'd pass up any Springfield for $400.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 3:24:05 AM EST
Do it!
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 3:42:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ziarifleman:
I don't think I'd pass up any Springfield for $400.
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Same here.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 4:05:13 AM EST
My thoughts exactly. I was not looking to buy another 1911 right now, but I'm not quite sure how I could have passed this up. Even my wife is agreement so the stars must have aligned or something...

Does anyone know how many of the GI Milspecs they made before Springfield stop making them?

Link Posted: 1/12/2015 4:22:12 AM EST
I have the commander length version of that and it's been a great gun. I'll probably get another but the version with the Novak style cuts in the future.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 5:57:43 AM EST
That's a good looking gun. I'll buy it if you don't.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 6:32:13 AM EST
Good deal, when they first came out they were just a bit more then $400 but that one is later with much nicer packaging and the original pricing quickly rose by around $200. Downside is a two piece barrel, MIM extracor, [won't hold tension, if it won't just toss and replace with a Wilson Buletproof or Cylinder and Slide] and a [usually] glued in ejector. Excellent pistols to do a build on. Well worth $400.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 7:22:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Repairman_Jack:
Do it!
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+1
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 8:50:13 AM EST
Fair price IMO

Have fun with it
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 9:28:38 AM EST
What everyone else said...buy that sucker...
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 9:41:53 AM EST
If you dont, pass me his info.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 10:39:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ziarifleman:
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Ditto.............
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 11:40:12 AM EST
The Mil-spec and the GI are two different models. The one you're looking at is the GI (no longer made). It will have the original near useless GI sights. It's a decent 1911. $400 is a fair price IF you really want a GI type pistol. Most end up throwing money at these to get better sights, trigger, etc.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 12:19:31 PM EST
Hell no i wouldnt pass that up
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 12:19:45 PM EST
Bought a GI Champion back when they were $400 new, I'd love to come across a fullsize for that price.

It's been a great gun. Like many have said the sights leave a bit to be desired, changing them takes a little effort due to SA's unique tenon. Not much is still original on mine, never had any issue when it was though. Half the appeal of a low cost 1911 is changing it to suit me.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 1:22:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Gulftanker:
I would NOT pass up that Springfield for $400.
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+1. That's a great pistol. I bought the stainless model in 04 or 05 for about 500 bucks from Academy. It has been flawless for nearly 2k rds.
You got a great deal, OP.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 1:54:01 PM EST
R U crazy??? I'd have broken my wrist reaching for my wallet. I bought a lightly used SA GI three years ago for $450, so I'd say $400 was pretty good. I'd buy another one in a second.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 2:01:30 PM EST
So, does he have any others that he would like to sell?
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 2:05:17 PM EST
Get it!!! Even if it did have some issues, there is nothing that couldn't generally be tweaked for a very minimal investment!!!!
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 2:48:52 PM EST
I've got $450 with your name on it.


Link Posted: 1/12/2015 4:42:04 PM EST
good deal....
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 4:52:50 PM EST
I'd buy it in a second and I don't shot .45
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 5:21:58 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/12/2015 5:46:35 PM EST
Nice score Jeff!
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 6:07:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By brich2929:
If you dont, pass me his info.
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This.
Link Posted: 1/12/2015 9:07:33 PM EST
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/\ what he said /\
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 10:26:30 AM EST
I wouldn't even take the time to post on here, that gun would be mine
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 12:16:08 PM EST
You've had 2 days. You better own that gun by now op
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 7:18:14 AM EST
Buy it.

I was recently in a similar situation. Purchased two Springfields, a GI and a Champion,
800 for the pair. Bought em, shot em, traded them
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 3:15:06 PM EST
You guys misunderstood my original post, I had already bought the pistol when I posted the question. I just needed some reassurance that I didn't do a stupid thing.

Rarely am I the guy that comes across really good deals, so I am happy with my purchase.

Now the question is, do I keep it as is as a collectors piece or do I use it for a custom build at some point?

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Originally Posted By coloradocopper:
You've had 2 days. You better own that gun by now op
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Link Posted: 1/15/2015 3:57:08 PM EST
It will never be a collector piece in your lifetime.
do what you want with it.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 6:43:07 PM EST
Shoot it, use it, enjoy it!!!
It's not a collector piece.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 12:20:00 AM EST
Great price
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 12:52:44 AM EST
Even with 15 percent of the finish gone from holster wear like mine I would be on it at that price.

You are getting a deal and helping a buddy out.

Hold on to it and offer it back at cost once he is back on his feet.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 1:26:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By lear60pilot:
You guys misunderstood my original post, I had already bought the pistol when I posted the question. I just needed some reassurance that I didn't do a stupid thing.

Rarely am I the guy that comes across really good deals, so I am happy with my purchase.

Now the question is, do I keep it as is as a collectors piece or do I use it for a custom build at some point?


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Originally Posted By lear60pilot:
You guys misunderstood my original post, I had already bought the pistol when I posted the question. I just needed some reassurance that I didn't do a stupid thing.

Rarely am I the guy that comes across really good deals, so I am happy with my purchase.

Now the question is, do I keep it as is as a collectors piece or do I use it for a custom build at some point?

Originally Posted By coloradocopper:
You've had 2 days. You better own that gun by now op




Well let's see it!


Nvm. Just looked on the first page
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 1:38:03 AM EST
I would buy it RFN
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:03:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By lear60pilot:
You guys misunderstood my original post, I had already bought the pistol when I posted the question. I just needed some reassurance that I didn't do a stupid thing.

Rarely am I the guy that comes across really good deals, so I am happy with my purchase.

Now the question is, do I keep it as is as a collectors piece or do I use it for a custom build at some point?


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Originally Posted By lear60pilot:
You guys misunderstood my original post, I had already bought the pistol when I posted the question. I just needed some reassurance that I didn't do a stupid thing.

Rarely am I the guy that comes across really good deals, so I am happy with my purchase.

Now the question is, do I keep it as is as a collectors piece or do I use it for a custom build at some point?

Originally Posted By coloradocopper:
You've had 2 days. You better own that gun by now op



Sorry I misunderstood. Carry it, shoot it, fondle it, customize it. You have a great base for whatever you want.
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