why are used Springfield GI .45's so rare?

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  1. BombthePeasants

    BombthePeasants Member

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    I keep scouring the interweb to find one used/discounted, but they are just AWOL...Shouldn't I expect to see one pop at least occasionally? I just cannot afford a new one right now, but if the price was right on a used one, I think I could slide it by the wife. Of all the GI replicas out there, theirs seems to be the best compromise between quality/price, but NOBODY seems to want to part with theirs...DANG
     


  2. Texas Bulldog

    Texas Bulldog Active Member

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    Most people i know and like myself started out with their Springfield GI model 1911. And in doing so its our first 1911 and we don't get rid of them.

    I hear ya know, im dying to pickup another so i can practicing some gun smithing. Their damn hard to find.

    Local shop has "HIGH Standard" 1911's on sale for 439 right now... im considering one.

    JOe
     
  3. jsbcats

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    You may want to also look at a Rock Island GI. I've seen them priced as low as $375. I have one as well as the compact and love both of them.
     
  4. riggergreg

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    Last time I was at the Bullet Trap in Plano, They had one for $475 new. The used ones I've seen have been priced way out of line, $500-$700. Shop around, They are out there.
     
  5. Hawghauler

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    I have never sold any Springfield. You don't let good friends go.
     
  6. killerfly128

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    Check these websites daily and you should be able to find one for around $450 - $500 shipped to you. Maybe even snag a stainless one or a package deal.

    RiverOfGuns.com

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    -Patrick
     
  7. PopsXD9sc

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    I agree, plus I suspect for the price, a lot of folks buy them when they see them.....I didn't go looking for one, but when I saw one, I bought it. If I ever see another one, it'll be gone too.

    Good Luck in your search.
     
  9. BombthePeasants

    BombthePeasants Member

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    thanks fellas. Thanks killerfly128 for the links, I had not seen those 2 sites before. Now I have them saved.
     
  10. Nate C

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    +1.
     

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