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Nickpisp
12-10-2010, 15:03
Do you guys think a "1 of 500" R.O. will have any collectible value in the future?
I got one fairly cheap and am debating on whether to keep it NIB. Let's not get into a "safe queen" discussion, I have safe queens and shooters.

Quack
12-10-2010, 15:09
Nope...

Hokie1911
12-10-2010, 15:11
Honestly, if I got one...I'd prefer it without that stamp.

Nickpisp
12-10-2010, 15:12
That's pretty much what I was thinking. The 500 don't even have consecutive serial numbers. I think I'll go take out and fondle it now. :rofl:

Big_Grumpy
12-10-2010, 15:21
I'm guessing they very well might be. There are only 500 stamped, and once they're gone, that's it. That won't change. The stamp count isn't of sequential significance, it's just "1 of 500". If you buy one without the stamp, you'll get the same gun... but without the marking.

If that's worth something more to a sentimentalist, then so be it. They say "There's an arse for every seat" in the car business. I just ordered mine - sans stamp, and found a pretty good deal. I wasn't going to scrounge for a stamped one, but they do seem to be going for higher $, online.

Hokie1911
12-10-2010, 15:25
If it was a Brown Centennial model that's another story, since they are only making this until the end of 2011 so ____ will be made and that's it.

Texas Bulldog
12-10-2010, 17:07
you do know it is just 1 OF 500 and not the 1st one built out of 500 right?

You don't have the FIRST.

Even if you did, i don't think its a collectible.

bac1023
12-10-2010, 17:28
Do you guys think a "1 of 500" R.O. will have any collectible value in the future?
I got one fairly cheap and am debating on whether to keep it NIB. Let's not get into a "safe queen" discussion, I have safe queens and shooters.

I probably wouldn't even buy one with the mark, given a choice.

I find most of the sort of thing stupid.

Nickpisp
12-10-2010, 18:13
I probably wouldn't even buy one with the mark, given a choice.

I find most of the sort of thing stupid.

Only reason I bought it was because it was cheaper than all the rest I've seen so far. I like my TRP alot more. :supergrin:

Quack
12-10-2010, 18:42
from what i've read (and had others confirm) is that the "1 of 500" guns were given to the dealer if they ordered a certain 20 gun package (not just RO's) from Springfield, and they weren't supposed to be sold.

so think of it this way, the "1 of 500" guns are beta test guns :animlol:

Big_Grumpy
12-10-2010, 18:46
from what i've read (and had others confirm) is that the "1 of 500" guns were given to the dealer if they ordered a certain 20 gun package (not just RO's) from Springfield, and they weren't supposed to be sold.

so think of it this way, the "1 of 500" guns are beta test guns :animlol:

Then again... if they were beta guns, maybe they were hand fit to function to model production standards?

Quack
12-10-2010, 18:58
or crappier :rofl:

Hokie1911
12-10-2010, 19:00
or crappier :rofl:

Yeah, don't they release betas to pretty much work out the kinks? :whistling:

Big_Grumpy
12-10-2010, 19:26
Well... they are what they are, and they're "1 of 500".

These guns appear to be on par with the STI Trojan too... Minus the front strap checkering, they look to be of similar build features. Color me wrong....

Quack
12-10-2010, 19:34
Just messing with you.

I would think the price target is the Spartan (with Trojan-ish spec) but the RO has the added advantage of the forged frame, though it has a MIM sear and hammer.

bac1023
12-10-2010, 19:35
or crappier :rofl:

:rofl::rofl:

bac1023
12-10-2010, 19:36
These guns appear to be on par with the STI Trojan too... Minus the front strap checkering, they look to be of similar build features. Color me wrong....

The Trojan uses the chainlink pattern. :tongueout:

Quack
12-10-2010, 19:38
The Trojan uses the chainlink pattern. :tongueout:

The Trojan is STIppled, Ed Brown has chainlink :tongueout:

Nickpisp
12-10-2010, 19:41
I probably wouldn't even buy one with the mark, given a choice.

I find most of the sort of thing stupid.

One of these days someone will pay me extra because it has that mark. :rofl:

Big_Grumpy
12-10-2010, 19:42
Just messing with you.

I would think the price target is the Spartan (with Trojan-ish spec) but the RO has the added advantage of the forged frame, though it has a MIM sear and hammer.

Don't forget the trigger, Quack. The plastic trigger would definitely have to go! :supergrin: I guess we'll see more folks' posts on how they shoot soon.

Quack
12-10-2010, 19:45
I almost bought one, but might try to trade an AR for one at the gun show this weekend.

Don't know though because I already have a Trophy Match and could sell the AR to fund the next Custom Shop gun ;)

Big_Grumpy
12-10-2010, 19:54
The Trojan uses the chainlink pattern. :tongueout:

Oh... chain link, golf ball.... stippling, knurling, etc... I'm tryin' to learn somethin' :supergrin:

Ok... guide rod length is different too.

BEER
12-11-2010, 07:24
unless it helps the gun perform better, or significantly enhances the aesthetics, it adds no extra value. an ugly stamp reading "1 of 500" in an ugly font actually detracts value in my opinion.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
12-11-2010, 09:36
I almost bought one, but might try to trade an AR for one at the gun show this weekend.

Don't know though because I already have a Trophy Match and could sell the AR to fund the next Custom Shop gun ;)

I'd just get a custom shop gun if I were you...

Hokie1911
12-11-2010, 09:48
I'd just get a custom shop gun if I were you...

:agree:

Quack
12-11-2010, 09:53
gonna try to sell some stuff to buy that RRA 1911 that's at the show :supergrin:

Hokie1911
12-11-2010, 10:01
gonna try to sell some stuff to buy that RRA 1911 that's at the show :supergrin:

What "stuff" are you selling? :whistling:

Quack
12-11-2010, 10:04
Stuff you're not buying. :rofl:

Hokie1911
12-11-2010, 10:06
Stuff you're not buying. :rofl:

Gotcha.

Quack
12-11-2010, 10:13
unless you want to buy the Trophy Match

Hokie1911
12-11-2010, 10:17
unless you want to buy the Trophy Match

Two shots for the price of one. :rofl:

Quack
12-11-2010, 10:18
nah, i'll put the factory sear spring back in to bring it back to 4#