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I was in a pawn shop browsing the other day and came across a used 1911 Colt 45. The price was 724.00$. I think it was a model 80 or something can't remember. The sights didn't have any dots on them and the finish was dull. It looked like stainless matte finish not sure. I didn't get a chance to run any tests on the gun, but I thought that was a pretty high price for a used one. Whats the usual price for a 1911 Colt 45 in I would say decent condition?
 

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That would be around right for a Colt series 80 1911.
 

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Yes that is a pretty good price for a Colt. used or not.
 

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Adam5 said:
That price is about right for a good condition Colt.
If the slide is tight that is. :love:
 

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Puffyfish said:
If the slide is tight that is. :love:
Ok maybe I need to go back and put it on a 6 month lawaway. I can clean it up pretty good and polish the finish cause its just too dull. It has a two piece feed ramp are there any feed problems with that? I've heard 1911's being kind of picky with hollow point ammo is that somewhat true?
 

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JMJ2 said:
I can clean it up pretty good and polish the finish cause its just too dull.?
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JMJ2 said:
Ok maybe I need to go back and put it on a 6 month lawaway. I can clean it up pretty good and polish the finish cause its just too dull.
NO!! DO not mess with that finish. I may be the finish it was made with!
 

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270sniper said:
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Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! whats wrong with getting a metal polish rag and polishing the slide and frame? look man I don't care how much the gun is worth I got a problem with paying 724.00$ for a gun that looks like crap, even if it shoots dead on 50yrds. I'm not an antique collector. Even if it was trust me it didn't look like that when made and I know the difference between polish stainless steel and matte stainless steel.
 

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If you do not like the finish on the weapon, your are, of course, free to do with it whatever turns your key. Beware though, that finish may be special and not polishable. It may mar it into something worse. Colt did a number of factory finishes from bead blasted, blueing of different sorts, and parkerizing. What is it really?

If it's a plain jane Series 80, you would remove the bluing and not accomplish anything but a shiny rustable... Series 80! It's best to know what you have before you go trying to "fix" it.
 

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The gun is Matte Stainless steel with polished stainless steel flats. I hope this gun isn't that sensitive that you can't even get a gun polish cloth from wal mart and wipe it, clean it etc. I'm not talking about putting a buffer on it or a polish brush.
Anyway, thanks for the recommendations. Maybe I will just invest in a new one or just get a Glock 21. :)
 

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or just get a Glock 21. :)
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JMJ2 said:
or just get a Glock 21. :)
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The polishing cloth is not going to hurt a stainless gun. I am sure that your use of the word "polish" had people in a :panic: . When people mention "polishing" on a 1911 it most likely means that some sort of power tool is going to come into contact with some part of the gun.

1911s are working machines and the need to be treated like such-blemishes and all!
 

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1911s are working machines and the need to be treated like such-blemishes and all!
1911's are the best example, ever, of a simple, yet perfect design.
 

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JMJ2 said:
......Maybe I will just invest in a new one or just get a Glock 21. :)
Heathen! Blasphemer! :wink:
 

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Sorry, just saw this thread. I got mine for 625 used at Autrey's in Fayetteville last year. Mine came with an idiot scratch but everything else was pretty perfect. This is one of my many carry guns, it's not a safe queen. Question though, what kind of Colt was it? Mine is a Combat Commander.
 

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Thanks! :D I really want to swap the grips though. I have been saying that since I got the thing.
 

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Thanks! :D I really want to swap the grips though. I have been saying that since I got the thing.
i never liked them hogues. they make it feel too much like your holding a 2x4 *cough* glock *cough*
 

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lespaulplayer said:
Thanks! :D I really want to swap the grips though. I have been saying that since I got the thing.
i never liked them hogues. they make it feel too much like your holding a 2x4 *cough* glock *cough*
Make him a set of those fancy ones. :righton:
 
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