1911 help please

1911 help please

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    1911 help please

    What can you tell about this gun? owner says it,s a springfield champion he has put 250-300 rounds thru without a problem. he has holster shown and 3 mags to trade for my 8mm mag rifle.I value my gun at $700.00 but will have to pay to ship rifle to co. from ms. +transfer fees. I really want my first 1911 is this a good one or just one. You guys are the experts what do you think?




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    Should I just try to sell my rifle and hunt down the right 1911?
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    You need to find out who did the smith work on it.

    That's a GI Champion, average used price of $400-$500.

    The sights, thumb safety and trigger have been replaced, and maybe the mainspring housing. The left side grip panel has been aggressively shaved near the mag release.

    Also, that holster doesn't look like a 1911 holster, but something that will fit a 1911. If you look at the molding, the trigger guard and dust cover area just don't match the lines of a 1911.

    If he can provide paperwork for the work that was done, indicating a known smith it may be worth it. If not, I'd stay away, used 1911s that have had work done by the wrong people can be a very bad thing.

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    Thanks JD
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    Ditto what JD said as well as what your own gut told you.
    If you don't want the rifle then sell it outright and then go shopping for the exact 1911 that you want.
    Don't be too quick to jump on a "good deal" that really is not such a great deal for you.
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    hmm. i would say be cautious. without knowing all the history of it, i would say no. or unless someone fixed it up nice. otherwise i would say its not worth it. if its 'stock' than the price is slightly too high. and if not, what exactly are you getting?
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    I believe that's a HK USP holster. I would not pay over $400 for a used GI Champ with an "unknown" safety installation, and without a commander hammer & decent beavertail.



    OTOH, I've gotten completely away from the 1911 platform...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdwolf View Post
    Should I just try to sell my rifle and hunt down the right 1911?
    Yes.
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    Take a pass on that deal. You can do better if your patient.
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    It also looks like it has potential for hammer bite. Ouch.
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    GI with upgraded sights. I'd say $400
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    JD: I'm Impressed!

    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    You need to find out who did the smith work on it.

    That's a GI Champion, average used price of $400-$500.

    The sights, thumb safety and trigger have been replaced, and maybe the mainspring housing. The left side grip panel has been aggressively shaved near the mag release.

    Also, that holster doesn't look like a 1911 holster, but something that will fit a 1911. If you look at the molding, the trigger guard and dust cover area just don't match the lines of a 1911.

    If he can provide paperwork for the work that was done, indicating a known smith it may be worth it. If not, I'd stay away, used 1911s that have had work done by the wrong people can be a very bad thing.
    Another Great example of the quality of information available in this Forum.

    JD - How could you tell the trigger and thumb safeties had been replaced?

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