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deadite
10-07-2012, 13:31
...to pick up used 1911s.

Guns are like the seasons. They come around again and again. I've noticed a ton of 1911s for sale locally, mostly from guys that had 100 year fever. The best deals are on Semi-Custom models. A model retailing at $3500 can be had for a little over 2K if you don't mind buying used.

I noticed this with AK47s and AR15s a few years back. I noticed it with classic revolvers and with Glocks at certain times. The used market is where I got 90% of my guns.

This has lead me to believe that if you buy a custom or a semi-custom, you're doing yourself a favor by holding onto them and that the guns that hold their value best are stock models in great condition with all of the accessories that they came with. I realize that guns shouldn't be thought of as investments, but selling them is definitely a bad one in most cases. The best deals I've gotten are in trades.

Just an observation.

deadite

bac1023
10-07-2012, 13:50
I noticed the same thing. You see quite a few for sale online and in shops.

ca survivor
10-07-2012, 15:23
good to know, I'll look.

glock2740
10-07-2012, 16:10
I know where there's a badass hardchromed, flush crowned Guncrafter Model 1 .50GI for sale...:whistling:

:cool:

deadite
10-07-2012, 16:12
The same applies to almost anything. Movies, for instance. If you don't care about being the first one to see a movie, you can get it on demand a lot cheaper. ;)

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deadite
10-07-2012, 16:13
I know where there's a badass hardchromed, flush crowned Guncrafter Model 1 .50GI for sale...:whistling:

:cool:

Man, if I had the cash...

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machinegun74
10-07-2012, 17:50
I dont think its all the semi customs. Ive been offered 2600 for my Pro by 2 different people, Im holding out because you still see very few of them for sale. Same with Wilsons.

fnfalman
10-07-2012, 18:53
I wish it were that easy. I'm still trying to find a Gold Cup in .38 Super.

Ruggles
10-07-2012, 19:18
I wish it were that easy. I'm still trying to find a Gold Cup in .38 Super.

That would be a heck of a nice find :supergrin:

38 Super Fan
10-07-2012, 20:17
There have been some nice ones coming up lately.

machinegun74
10-07-2012, 20:29
There have been some nice ones coming up lately.

All I come across that might be a deal are all Bobtailed stuff. Not my thing thats why I guess.

Vanman2004b
10-07-2012, 20:34
I wish it were that easy. I'm still trying to find a Gold Cup in .38 Super.

Like this?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=309614433

fnfalman
10-07-2012, 22:48
Like this?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=309614433

Two-tones. Argh!!!

I can tolerate two-tones on the cheaper guns, but for a primo piece like that I gotta pass.