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20th October 2004, 03:37
About 2 years ago, I picked up a Colt Combat Target in a pawn shop here in Myrtle Beach. I recognised it as enhanced series 80's and when people ask me to describe it, I tell them that its a poor man's gold cup.
I had actually shot one previously during a "Colt-Day" at the local shooting range when the Colt Rep had brought in factory demo guns that the range would rent to shoot and offer for sale a tremendous savings.
It's in excellent condition, and am trying to get the value of it--does anyone have any idea?
It's matte blue with colt ellison adjustable sight, no box, no paperwork, but looks like it had maybe 100 rounds through it when the previous owner had it.
20th October 2004, 15:39
The Combat Target is a pretty rare gun, but in fired condition it has to be judged against what else is available. I might pay more for it than a NRM M1991A1, but certainly not as much as a Gold Cup, Springfield Loaded (w/adjustable sight) or Kimber Classic Target. So, maybe $700?
20th October 2004, 18:19
$700.00 for a enhanced series 80 Combat Target is what about I figured. I looked on Gunsamerica. com and they had the only one up for sale that I have seen in a long time, but $987.00 seemed to be at the top end for its value. I purchased it for $425.00 and knew I was getting a good deal. The MSRP back in 1997 was about $725.00. :)
22nd October 2004, 20:01
You got a great deal.........I paid 568 for mine nib back in 1997.
23rd October 2004, 07:27
Yeah, it was a great deal and I bought it to be a working gun. However, with the limited year and production, I am having second thoughts on using it as a range/competition gun?
23rd October 2004, 22:01
Well a lot of the guns Colt makes are small runs and you'd probably have to wait a hundred years :D for it to be a "collector". Shoot the heck out of it and enjoy it. The only things "stock" on mine are the frame/slide, sights and barrel.
24th October 2004, 19:41
I recently picked up a stainless one used with the idiot scratch pre-installed. :D It was made around 1996 and cost me about $700 with the box but no papers.
27th October 2004, 13:56
:D The idiot scratch is my favorite negotiation tool when I am dickering over the price of a used 1911 with gun dealers. By itself, it is at least worth $100.00 off the listed price! Ironically enough, that is almost the price of getting the frame refinished. (Although I seen the scratch on some slides!) :confused:
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