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Jim S.
08-02-2010, 07:06
I have a friend who has a beautiful Springfield Armory "Loaded Combat" that he needs to sell.
It is the two tone stainless version which I have always thought looked great.
The trouble is that I really don't know anything about the springers much beyond a Mil-Spec that I recently bought.
It is like new in the box with less than 300 rounds through her.
I know this guy pretty well and he takes good care of his stuff.
Can anyone tell me anything about this model?
He wants $800.00 for it which is not really a bad price around here.
If you think that is high that's ok because I don't mind helping a friend out when in need.
Should I pick this gun up?
Would it be worth keeping?
I suppose he might get to where he wants it back someday but I doubt he would say so.
Anyone want to comment?
Thanks.

faawrenchbndr
08-02-2010, 07:27
Differences between the mil-spec and Loaded


Mil-Spec:
stainless barrel and bushing (some models)
loaded chamber indicator (some models)
lowered and flared ejection port
high profile 3-dot sights
beveled magazine well
loss of the lanyard loop on mainspring housing
forward-raked cocking serrations on slide

Loaded: An upgrade from the Mil-Spec
beavertail grip safety
Novak sights
ambidextrious thumb safety
long 3 hole trigger
full length guide rod (2-piece)
front cocking serrations
flat mainspring housing

They are selling for $750-800, so the price is about right.
I recently bought a Remington M1903 from a friend, paid about $200 more than I should have. I have to help friends that help me.

rsxr22
08-02-2010, 07:31
that is a cool pistol and $800 isnt a crazy good deal, but it would be sufficient especially if you know the guy. Its not really getting a deal it would almost be like paying gun shops prices, but once your shooting it, you will be happy.
There are some things that i dont like about the loaded model, but they can be changed somewhat easily. I personally do not like 1911's without front strap checkering and the trigger on the Loaded models is normally not very good and around 6-7 lbs.

Bill Lumberg
08-02-2010, 08:47
Awesome gun. Average price.

ctfireman
08-02-2010, 10:22
I paid $900 brand new.

Jim S.
08-02-2010, 14:22
I paid $900 brand new.

Same one?
I told my friend I would take it from him whenever he feels like making the deal.
Tell me about it.
He says it has a carry melt done from the factory. Feel good compared to the ones that don't?
I know my Mil-Spec has some sharp edges to it.
Anyone know if you can change out the ambi thumb safety?
I actually prefer a single thumb safety.
One last question.
How do they get the rounds black even though they are stainless?

rvrctyrngr
08-02-2010, 17:35
Just for comparison...I paid $625 for mine with a slightly lower round-count.

Mine's parked, though.

The price mentioned is decent...not great, but decent.

Infallible
08-02-2010, 18:43
Just for comparison...I paid $625 for mine with a slightly lower round-count.

Mine's parked, though.

The price mentioned is decent...not great, but decent.

This is more along the lines of what I was thinking. They really have gotten expensive over the years haven't they? I bought my Loaded new 7 years for $675.

Quack
08-02-2010, 19:07
I bought a NIB SS Loaded for $499 i think back in 2002.

here's some reading on the mil-spec vs. "N" marked Loaded vs. Trophy Match
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_149_24/ai_65910640/

Jim S.
08-03-2010, 12:54
I bought a NIB SS Loaded for $499 i think back in 2002.

Yeah well times change. I remember paying 400 bucks for my first Colt Combat Gov. Model.
Where I live it is close to $700.00 for a stainless Mil-Spec. So really 800 for a used but perfect stainless Loaded is not really all that bad.

Quack
08-03-2010, 13:00
Yep, how times have changed.