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My first ever gov't 1911 in 1999. Colt 1991 for $429. Sold it a couple years ago. That was new, of course, that was 90's pricing. Never gotten a screaming deal like you posted.


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Don't have any "you won't believe this" deals. Couple of GI CCO's picked up from folks here were good value.
 

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around 1982 i was working as a laborer digging for a plumber. While taking a break one day he mentioned that he had a Colt .45 he needed to sell(when they had kids his wife wanted it out of the house). He needed 300 bucks so i told him to bring it by tonight and i'd look at it. It was a 70 series Mk IV Gov't model he bought new and fired 500 rounds thru.....of course i bought it. And i still have it......Mike
 

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Couple summers ago I was making the rounds of LGS and on my way out the door, nearly too late to see it was an unloved m1991A1 Colt gov't model. Not abused but no love in a long while either.
I'll post up picks after final assembly, but handcut 25lpi front strap checkering, dovetail fiber optic front sight & 10-8 NM rear. All the best parts from Ed Brown, EGW; flush bushing&recoil plug. After all the chips and dust it got a fresh hot salt dip bluing job. No high polish, but talk about dark and black. A bit more work and it'll be ready to present. While I had a lot of the parts needed, it still didn't quite break $1K for the entire project. So, yes, I got the pistol cheap.
 

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I've gotten some good deals over the years, though a few really stand out for me.

I got my King's Gun Works 1948 Colt Commercial Government Model from Turnbull's of all places for just $800 in outstanding condition. Turns out it had a little full auto issue but that was resolved with a trip to John Harrison. It was another $500 for parts/labor/shipping to have the sear, disconnector, and hammer replaced, an action job, and a couple of other minor upgrades. He also went through the gun, checked everything, replaced all the springs, and made sure it was sound and ready for action. The best part was that John Harrison asked for first shot at it if I ever decided to sell it, that tells me everything I need to know about the gun! I feel I'm way ahead on this one at $1300 total investment.


This Baer Custom Carry was listed here in the "Bargain Hunter" section with a link to another
.forum. It was just a few years old and barely used but priced [email protected] $1250.


Picked up a Colt ORM 1991A1 .38 Super through a conversation on a forum when one of the participants mentioned he worked in a shop in NJ that had a Colt Super for $500. I told him I'd take it and that gun eventually turned into a full custom build. I've also gotten several good deals right here in the classifieds. The Baer Boss, Ed Brown SFII, and Colt S70 repro I got from Raylan Givens were all outstanding deals. Bender recently posted a listing from another forum for a 20+ year old Springfield Trophy Match that turned out to be a great buy on a practically new gun. Gunbroker also gives up the occasional deal, my Brown-Baer was a rare find at a very good price.
 

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I got into USPSA shooting about 10 yrs ago...started out with my Kimber Classic Gold Match that I got new for about $600 back in the mid-90's. Still have it, not alot of rounds through it. I transitioned to Glocks and shot my own customized G35 for the past 5 years against numerous STI Limited and open guns. about 1 1/2 yrs ago I decided to jump into the STI frenzy and see what it was all about. I found this customized STI Eagle along with 3 STI mag's and 2 SVI mag's for a total of about $1500...if you tally up the custom work and the mag's, the package is worth over $2,200....it's now my go to USPSA Limited gun...

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Got this for $350 out the door and I believe it is the first "enhanced" one sold in the USA. Another person said he had 00079 and was told by the owner of MAs that it was the lowest serial number in America. I showed him a pic of this gun and burst his bubble. Kinda felt bad.

Got this Colt for $400 from a buddy who gave his brother the other $400 for letting him come up and deer hunt with me. Unfired and was made I believe the first year that Colt offered SS 1911's. Lou worked it over a little bit.
 

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I won my 1991A1 at a USPSA match many years ago. Of course, the money I invested after which (complete EGW customization), not sure it constitutes a deal anymore. ;)
 

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Dont have a pic and I no longer own it, but a few months ago I scored a new unfired in the box with accessories Coonan .357 1911 for 750.00 . Ended up trading it for a new colt gold cup 70 series.
 

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Couple summers ago I was making the rounds of LGS and on my way out the door, nearly too late to see it was an unloved m1991A1 Colt gov't model. Not abused but no love in a long while either.
I'll post up picks after final assembly, but handcut 25lpi front strap checkering, dovetail fiber optic front sight & 10-8 NM rear. All the best parts from Ed Brown, EGW; flush bushing&recoil plug. After all the chips and dust it got a fresh hot salt dip bluing job. No high polish, but talk about dark and black. A bit more work and it'll be ready to present. While I had a lot of the parts needed, it still didn't quite break $1K for the entire project. So, yes, I got the pistol cheap.
I look forward to seeing this, all 1991s pique my nterest now as I try to finally finish up my 1991 project and have another in the on-deck circle.
 
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