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glockbanger
05-28-2012, 10:39
Ad says it could pass for new. Comes with box and 2 mags. Thanks.

plouffedaddy
05-28-2012, 10:58
Which model?

glockbanger
05-28-2012, 11:09
Which model?

Same as this one, all the ad says is sw1911, but looks just like this one.

Look below, (forgot to post link)

glockbanger
05-28-2012, 11:09
Which model?

Same as this one, all the ad says is sw1911, but looks just like this one.

http://www.lipseys.com/itemdetail.aspx?itemno=SM108282&mfg=smith+and+wesson&family=1911+Style+Pistol+Series&model=SW1911

EricandSuebee
05-28-2012, 11:10
I'd say buy it.

glockbanger
05-28-2012, 11:13
I'd say buy it.
What model specifically would that be? I know some have slightly diff markings such as this one.


http://www.google.com/imgres?q=sw1911&um=1&hl=en&client=safari&sa=N&rls=en&biw=1280&bih=624&tbm=isch&tbnid=ZK12UWvCFdVt6M:&imgrefurl=http://www.slickguns.com/product/sw-sw1911-45-5-fs-ss-801-fs&docid=ULbk3A1SSizyFM&imgurl=http://www.slickguns.com/sites/default/files/26335_LRG.jpg&w=533&h=355&ei=9LHDT--vGIKg8QS75NXMCw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=615&vpy=123&dur=412&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=104&ty=129&sig=114951375525362739566&page=1&tbnh=107&tbnw=161&start=0&ndsp=18&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:0,i:106

Bflying
05-28-2012, 12:08
In a heartbeat! Just a few months ago, I paid just under 1200 for a stainless SW1911TA E-Series. Even with the standard SW, you're still at least 200 under new. So if it's in good shape, it's a good price.

ca survivor
05-28-2012, 13:52
If the previous owner is not a home gunsmith, it's a fair price.

glockbanger
05-28-2012, 14:04
If the previous owner is not a home gunsmith, it's a fair price.

He may be because he buys and sells guns all the time.

bac1023
05-28-2012, 15:03
Its its totally stock and in great shape, that's not a bad price these days.

youngAR
05-28-2012, 19:43
Probably not, unless it's an e-series. Mine shot good but had little quarks.

JuneyBooney
05-28-2012, 20:31
Same as this one, all the ad says is sw1911, but looks just like this one.

http://www.lipseys.com/itemdetail.aspx?itemno=SM108282&mfg=smith+and+wesson&family=1911+Style+Pistol+Series&model=SW1911

I have one with a crimson trace laser on it from Smith. It was over 1100 and if the one you are thinking about is as nice as mine I would say buy it. 750 is not a bad price. Have you seen it and handled it?

glockbanger
05-28-2012, 23:46
I have one with a crimson trace laser on it from Smith. It was over 1100 and if the one you are thinking about is as nice as mine I would say buy it. 750 is not a bad price. Have you seen it and handled it?

No, I have not, but I need to before buying a 1911, huh?

TSAX
05-29-2012, 00:06
Have you fired or handled a SW1911 before. They are good 1911's for under $1000. Also what kind and how many mags does it come with. Nights Sights? How old is the gun. How many rounds fired? Did the guy do anything or replace anything on the gun? How many rounds are through the current recoil spring?

Check out this E series.

www.hyattgunstore.com/smith-wesson-sw1911-e-series-.45-acp-pistol-stainless-wood-grips.html





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glockbanger
05-29-2012, 00:29
Have you fired or handled a SW1911 before. They are good 1911's for under $1000. Also what kind and how many mags does it come with. Nights Sights? How old is the gun. How many rounds fired? Did the guy do anything or replace anything on the gun? How many rounds are through the current recoil spring?

Check out this E series.

www.hyattgunstore.com/smith-wesson-sw1911-e-series-.45-acp-pistol-stainless-wood-grips.html

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Haven't handled one, 2 mags, novak sights(not night), Looks fairly new, don't know if there were any replacements, seller doesn't know roundcount, don't know about recoil spring either, but these are good things to think about. If I call him tomorrow, I'll ask him if he's done any work to it.

Poppa Bear
05-29-2012, 00:40
No I would not but that is because I buy them cheaper only to send them to a local smith to get worked over. My last 1911 cost $550 out the door and I spent $300 to have a quality hammer, trigger, and related springs installed. Now it breaks at 4 lbs every time.

If you have a good smith in the area, buy cheaper and get it worked over. If you do not have a good smith in the area then buy cheaper yet and send it off to a quality smith outside your area.

TSAX
05-29-2012, 00:46
Haven't handled one, 2 mags, novak sights(not night), Looks fairly new, don't know if there were any replacements, seller doesn't know roundcount, don't know about recoil spring either, but these are good things to think about. If I call him tomorrow, I'll ask him if he's done any work to it.

Some people who sell their guns who have had them a while forget what they might have done. Off the top of my head, also ask him did polish the feed ramp, tune the extractor, any ammo he had issues feeding/extracting/jamming/etc with any ammo especially Hollow Points. Some people dont like to answer questions and if the person has issue with it or has no idea of anything I would hesitate to buy from him.

Has he cleaned the gun, basic or full take down. Depending on round count each person changes their springs out at different intervals (Ive seen anywhere from 2k to 8k) so if he dont know (and its ok some dont keep track) then if you have any issues, ammo and springs would be what I would check first. The springs are easy fix and cheap.

Is he the original owner and what year did he buy it in.

Good Luck :wavey:







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glockbanger
05-29-2012, 00:47
I believe the gun is sold, which is ok, seeing as I didn't have time to go see it today anyway. Guy was "ok" on the phone, slightly short, so idk if he'd want to let someone fire it or not. I'll keep looking for a good deal on a 1911.

glockbanger
05-29-2012, 00:51
Some people who sell their guns who have had them a while forget what they might have done. Off the top of my head, also ask him did polish the feed ramp, tune the extractor, any ammo he had issues feeding/extracting/jamming/etc with any ammo especially Hollow Points. Some people dont like to answer questions and if the person has issue with it or has no idea of anything I would hesitate to buy from him.

Has he cleaned the gun, basic or full take down. Depending on round count each person changes their springs out at different intervals (Ive seen anywhere from 2k to 8k) so if he dont know (and its ok some dont keep track) then if you have any issues, ammo and springs would be what I would check first. The springs are easy fix and cheap. Good Luck :wavey:

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That's good advice, I'll keep that in mind, yeah, I think what made me wary in the first place is he didn't seem like he wanted to talk for long. Might've been busy though. Everyone is it seems.

TSAX
05-29-2012, 00:55
Buying used guns can be a good thing, good price and value but like used cars can come with the risk of a lemon. If you can test fire it then great if not because your buying from online on some classifieds then its ok. If he's a local then asking for a test fire isnt unreasonable or at least a function check and take down.

EDIT = Yeah, if he didnt want to talk long or say he'll answer you later, you might have been better off. Check out the E series 1911 on the link from above or even GunBroker.com for some deals.






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Poppa Bear
05-29-2012, 09:02
It also helps to know the guys at the gun store. "Hey I'm looking for a good base gun to give to Rob."

A couple of days later. "Hey we just took in this 1911 which still looks like it has some of the original grease in it, probably why it did not work real well for the guy"

Gun never even makes it out to the case. The store makes a profit and I get an almost new 1911 for less than $600.

They did a quick strip and clean while in the back room and most people would have been happy just shooting it as it was. I shot it for a month until Rob had time to bring it in and $300 later I have a very nice to shoot 1911.