Springfield MC Operator Price Check

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by retrieverman, Nov 17, 2018.

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  1. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2013
    What would be a decent deal on a low round count MC Operator? I’ve wanted a railed 1911 for a while and have one located locally. It has a little holster wear but not too bad.
     
  2. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    70-80% of the best price you could get a new one for
     
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  3. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2013
    Sounds like it’s priced pretty close to right.:thumbs:
     
  4. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    They are very solid pistols
     
  5. Sapper

    Sapper Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 25, 2014
    I bought a new one in 2007 for $1200 and then sold it for a grand. I see them now in the 8-900 range used. It also depends on if the front strap has the newer treatment.
     
  6. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2013
    This one is priced in the $8-900 price range, but I can’t see the front strap due to the Pachmeyer wrap around grips.
     
  7. Sapper

    Sapper Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 25, 2014
    Then it doesn’t have the treatment. I would be all over for 8-900 if it suits your needs
     
  8. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2013
    Ok, I’ve now found a used Colt m45 that cost more and has a lot more finish wear.

    How does the Springfield MC compare to the Colt quality-wise? Is the M45 $600 better?
     
  9. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    I'm a big Colt fan but I doubt it is worth $600 more. It is stainless steel so it has corrosion resistance edge and if you are a lefty it has a wider ambi safety. Pure value goes to the SA though.
     
  10. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    The Pachmar grip version matches the specs for a run of 500 they made for USMC Recon during the early Iraq war era. I have seen at least one pic in theatre. Kimber got the next contract and Colt got the last. SA recently updated the model with VZ grips and checkered front strap but it looks like both versions are still available.
     
  11. retrieverman

    retrieverman Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2013
    Thank you for the replies. I absolutely don’t “need” either gun and truthfully have no specific use for it other than I’ve been wanting a railed 1911. I can drive a little ways and do a FTF deal on the Springfield for under $900, so that’s really why it’s appealing to me too.
     
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  12. Sapper

    Sapper Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jan 25, 2014
    Keep in mind that the Colt will not fit most holsters for a railed 1911.
     
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