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What is everyone’s opinion on buying a 1911 without the original box? Especially on older production guns?

Asking from everyone’s perspective, not just collectors.

It’s one of my weird pet peeves. Does it bother you?
 

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It's nice to have but I don't worry too much about them, especially with older guns.
 
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Not at all, I'm interested in the gun, not the box

Exactly right!

I kept the old S&W boxes because they were collectable guns, most of my Sigs came with boxes & they take up space. 1911’s I couldn’t care less, some of my S70 colts came with their boxes, boxes are gone - May have used them to ship the guns to smiths or tossed them.


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It's only a thing because it's a thing. Given two equal choices or a choice where it cost slightly more I"ll choose w/box because others have issues without it even if all my boxes just take up space.

Thing is that the box tends to be more desirable and most believe the gun was better cared for if the box is present. If not better cared for or more desirable somehow it's always worth a bit more and sells a bit more easily than without.
 

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Wouldn't bother me to much. Most newer higher end guns come in nice bags which I think you should keep for resale and the only other box I would want if I was buying , is the one that comes with the Springfield pros.
 

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I keep all my Baer boxes, they're the best.
 

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I hope they merge these threads so I don't have to keep posting in both of them.:confused:
 

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I don’t want to be the custodian of a box, especially with the intent of pleasing any future owners.
 
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