Help Me Determine If These Prices Are Fair

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    Help Me Determine If These Prices Are Fair

    I have a friend who is getting out of the gun world almost altogether and was into it, big-time, when he lived up North. He shot competition level tournaments, carried 24-7, etc. He has quoted me some prices on his last pistols, just wanted to know what you guys think.

    a) Browning HiPower 9mm w/4 mags & Milt Sparks holster- 500

    b) Springfield Armory custom 9x23 (built by a gunsmith) 1911 w/4 mags- 500

    c) Para-Ordinance .40 set up for IPSC w/2-lb. trigger, mag well, race gear holster, pouches etc. + 4 mags- 700

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    The Milt Sparks holster alone will bring in $100 plus on eBay, so that actually puts the HP w/ mags at around 400 or less, I'd call that a good deal.

    The Springer is a good deal, it will be even better if you can verify who did the work, and/or get the work order for the work that was done to it.

    If it started life as a MILSPEC, 500 is a fair used price, if it started as a Loaded, it's a damn good price.

    As for the Para, it really depends on the condition of the gun/gear, the gun could have a VERY high round count and the gear could be heavily used.

    I don't shoot IPSC, so I don't know what the gear goes for, but Para mags run about $50 a piece new, so with the mags alone you could knock off about $120-$200 putting the gun and gear at about $500, that would be a good price for the Para by itself provided it is well maintained.

    Over all I'd say that all prices sound reasonable.

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    The Hi-Power is the only one upon which I can comment. I agree with JD; it's a good deal.
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    Look like good deals to me too.

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