Ot: Need Value Of Handgun
Posted 23 September 2004 - 05:38 PM
I want to get a 1911 pistol. I have a few questions. We're talking new production here BTW.
What would be a good new production 1911 that would closely resemble what might have been carried by, say, um, Dillinger? Springfield Armory?
Also, do any of youguys have a gun book that would give me an idea of the value of a S&W Model 645 stainless .45 semiauto? I want to trade for the new gun, and wish to be armed with street value (which I know would be more than trade value).
Posted 23 September 2004 - 05:54 PM
The S&W 645, depending on the condition, will probably get you around $350 to $450. I had one for about three months then I traded it for a 4506. It is a well made pistol. You can find out more about it at www.smith-wessonforum.com .
Posted 23 September 2004 - 05:59 PM
I doubt you would get that much in a trade when you buy the 1911, but you never know.
I did sort of the same thing a while ago by figuring out what I felt to be a good/fair/realistic price for a Beretta .380 then actually worked out a good deal for a Kimber 1911.
When both the dealer and consumer walk away happy I say its a good deal.
Posted 23 September 2004 - 10:07 PM
Posted 24 September 2004 - 04:17 AM
The 24th edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values (page 1363)
lists the used retail value of the S&W 645 Stainless at:
$475 - 100% condition
$365 - 98% condition
$300 - 95% condition
These prices, of course, would not be what a dealer would offer you.
Rather, the prices reflect what the the dealer might ask for the gun.
Hope this helps.
Edited by tedgun1911, 24 September 2004 - 04:18 AM.