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Sammael
07-16-2010, 14:40
What do you guys think?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=179338653

I'm local to this seller, and may be able to get it for a few bucks cheaper - Maybe, maybe not, lol. Figure it would be worth a shot though. :)

What say ye?

Tactical black
07-16-2010, 15:03
I'm just not into engraved 1911's so i wouldn't buy it. I have no idea if that's a good deal or not although it seems fair for what it is.

deadite
07-16-2010, 15:26
I don't know, I sorta like it. It's a series 70 Colt.

deadite

Sammael
07-16-2010, 15:39
Yeah, and I was thinking that even without any of the so-called 'presentation' value...

It's still a series 70 Colt! :)

deadite
07-16-2010, 19:53
Make it happen! :)

deadite

bac1023
07-16-2010, 20:01
I'd like it much better without the engraving.

I'm not an engraving guy to begin with and that's not especially nice in the first place.

deadite
07-16-2010, 20:02
I'd like it much better without the engraving.

I'm not an engraving guy to begin with and that's not especially nice in the first place.

I like it in sort of a Mexi-fabulous way. :)

deadite

bac1023
07-16-2010, 20:08
To clarify, I wouldn't buy it because I don't do engraving. However, it does seem like a good deal for someone who likes that sort of thing. :)

It is a series 70, afterall.

Sammael
07-16-2010, 20:09
Yeah, not big on engraving myself, and you're right - the engraving isn't very well done to begin with - but a stock series 70 Colt would be around the same price, no?

Figuring I could get it on a FTF, no FFL fee, and possibly a bit lower than listed price makes it a bit more tempting... meh. Definitely not IN LOVE with it, but looks like it could be an ok deal... maybe.

Oaklands
07-18-2010, 10:30
If it makes you happy and you like it, Deal.

itstime
07-18-2010, 10:36
Huh, being from Ohio makes it kinda interesting. Huh. Better buy it quick.

Cerebrus
07-18-2010, 10:56
well one could dremel the engraving off and refinish it.. as it is a series 70 after all... :rollingeyes:

Big_Drunk
07-18-2010, 13:05
That's a really nice pistol. It's a series 70, and is WELL worth even the buy now price. I actually like the engraving.

I say DEAL!

Sammael
07-18-2010, 21:24
Hmm, turns out I can get it for 750 in hand. Being that it's a Commemorative (apparently produced around 1978...?), would that actually add to the value, or would it really in all practicality end up only as valuable as any other Series 70?

Gotta make up my mind by tomorrow. 750 is a bit of a stretch for me right this minute (made a few other purchases recently), but don't want this one to get away if it's truly worth the asking price...

Meh, I'm stuck here. Doesn't really seem like much of a way I can get hurt at 750... Or is there?

PlasticGuy
07-19-2010, 02:55
I'm not big into the commemoratives, but that's a good deal on a Series 70 Colt. If you like it, get it.

Big_Drunk
07-19-2010, 06:22
That's a really nice pistol. It's a series 70, and is WELL worth even the buy now price. I actually like the engraving.

I say DEAL!


I stand by my original post on this thread, but I'll add that, while it's a good deal on a series 70 Colt, It's not like stealing. If you like it because it's a commemorative, then you probably should buy it. If you're really just looking for a MKIV series 70, then another solid deal ALWAYS comes along.

I wouldn't let the purchase get me in a tight spot! There will be more.

Best Luck!

Sammael
07-19-2010, 10:34
Thanks for all your help fellas. I (un)wisely passed on this one for now.

BigDrunk, you helped put a new perspective on things - You're right. It wasn't exactly a steal, and there will indeed be more deals on more Series 70s. Not really feeling the engraving, so I made the call to pass.

Not sure if I will be kicking myself later - Time will tell.

Thanks again fellas for all the words of wisdom.

solomansousana
07-19-2010, 17:50
Engraving work is prob in the area of 500 to 700 bucks alone, very good deal for the price.

GunFighter45ACP
07-20-2010, 07:54
Maybe a side deal could be worked out. Give him a cooling off period & then your offer.