View Full Version : To trade or not to trade, that is the question...
10th April 2005, 22:37
I recently came into a DW Dave Pruitt with a low serial number and am still thinking about getting a stainless DW since I will buff off the bluing from the holster. Need your input here guys. Should I trade for stainless, keep it, or sell it outright and buy a DW stainless outright? I like the Dave Pruitt features that no other 1911 has. As soon as work lets me, I need to go drive some tacks again. THNX
11th April 2005, 05:10
My experience with trade ins has not been all that great. Basically, the shop will give you about 60% of what they will put on the price tag for resale. You are almost always better off to sell the firearm directly to someone else. Now since this is a real tack driver, and if you don't already have a match grade 1911, you might want to hang onto this one and buy another for carry.
11th April 2005, 21:06
shooter has, at one time, let go of a firearm that, later, they come to regret. If you have a shooter that allows you to place, call your shots. Better to hang on to it. They can be few and far between sometimes. Some require lots of care, cost and flustration to bring to fruiation. Wear in finish ( Bluing) is a badge of honor and a indication of a well loved and used firearm, refered to as "Character". Even SS burnishes with time and use from holsters and handling. If monies isn't an issue, I recommend, holding on and purchasing a companion piece.
11th April 2005, 21:46
Have you considered getting it parkerized? It's real cheap.
12th April 2005, 01:13
When trading a gun, you will probably receive less for it than they paid to buy it from the distributor in the firstplace, and they will want a certain amount of mark up. This loss is just not acceptable to many people. The store can acquire the gun new for whole sale. They will want to price yours attractively enough to sell, but also make a fair profit. All this means is you lose a bunch on that kind of deal. On the other hand, they are in business, so it's not unfair at all.
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