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Old 05-23-2020, 10:18 PM
Totally Tactical Totally Tactical is offline
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Value of a Colt Officers?

I found a stainless Colt Officers made in 1989 for sale.
They are asking $1200
I think that's a bit high

Also anything to look out for on these guns?
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Old 05-24-2020, 06:59 AM
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I sold one for $1000 about 7 years ago. It was in really nice shape and had the original box. I think that I did really well. $1200 sounds high....They are great shooters at the same time a heavy gun to carry. A different one I had I broke the barrel bushing after a few hundred rounds...lost my trust in the pistol after that
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Old 05-24-2020, 11:27 AM
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Price is too high. The barrel bushing, recoil spring and original plug are the weakest part of the OACP design. To find replacement OEM recoil spring plug is hard. If you want to own one, be prepare to hunt for those spare parts or change to aftermarket setup.
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Old 05-24-2020, 01:19 PM
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Found a 1985 with box etc for $650 several years ago. Soon after that I found a Compaq (same thing) in SS which Colt said was made in 2000. Someone had put an aftermarket trigger on the Compaq which bothered my finger so I fit a new one from Cylinder and Slide. I also put new stocks from Altamont on it. The Compaq was $600 but no box. I bought both from the used area of a LGS.

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Old 05-24-2020, 02:14 PM
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If it is for shooting rather than collecting, upgrade the bushing and recoil system - Evolution Gun Works, Wilson, etc., parts. So factor that into your purchasing decision. I have a Stainless Officer that I bought new long ago, immediately put a King's Match Bushing and Recoil System in it - never a single problem since, and I shoot it as well or better than a 5" gun - something nice about the way it balances in the hand.

But for $1200, I would tell you to just buy a modern Defender, designed without the barrel bushing - very reliable, out of the box. CC
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Old 05-24-2020, 02:44 PM
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OTOH.....I'll provide another perspective....

When was the last time you saw a 31 yr old stainless Officers model? If the answer is "It's been a while"......and I really wanted one....I ain't lettin a hundred bucks stand in my way....
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Old 05-24-2020, 06:58 PM
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The Colt officers acp model is not a common gun any more. They are a very good platform. They can be great shoters. But they could be a dud too. Iv'e heard of people who had them that didn't work with ***** ammo, or would ftf? I never knew anyone with a problem out of one? I think I had 9 at one time. Every one of them worked perfect, and with all ammo I tried. I shot them for years. Replaced out recoil springs like was required. Never broke any parts. I still got 20? recoil springs for them. The best out of the box one I had was a 1991 compact. I could shoot that one the best out of all of them. Including a custom shop model.
So is 1,200 too much. You be the judge. Seems reasonable too me. TRSOtto thinks so too. They are a great gun to me. They balance great good size. And manageable recoil. Ya, its that good to me. Is there better?

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Old 05-24-2020, 07:05 PM
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You can buy a brand new Dan Wesson Eco for that and have twice the gun.
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Old 05-24-2020, 07:11 PM
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I don’t think anything Colt made in 1980-1990 is worth $1200, but that’s just me.
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Old 05-24-2020, 09:01 PM
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I put in a offer for $1000. See where this goes.

What is everybody doing for recoil springs?
I think I got acouple of the Wolff single springs in stock.

The gun also has the Black wood grips with the Big Colt emblem.
You can see alittle of the original wood color.
So are these just painted black?
What paint if I decide to refinish?
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Old 05-25-2020, 12:33 AM
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TRSOtto has a point - they are not made any more, and if you want one, there it is. I really do like mine and would not sell it, it shoots so well. And the original bushing and plug setup does not always fail - I just wanted 100% reliability - and I kept the original parts.

Regarding the grips, they were painted, and I'm sure you can find a mint set of takeoffs somewhere - or just use a medium gloss black paint on your existing set.

And a Dan Wesson is still not a Colt, but then, neither is a Bauer, etc. Haven't yet found anything that I needed to do that I could not do with a Colt.... Good luck on your offer. CC
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Old 05-25-2020, 06:41 AM
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I’ve had great luck with the two Colt Officer Models I’ve owned. However, the quality of Colts Defender Model, would be my first choice in the smaller 1911 market. JMO.
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Old 05-25-2020, 08:05 AM
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Love my LW Officers ACP. I paid 429 for it used about 25 years ago. It never misses a beat. Itís fun to hand it to someone with hot loads. . I put laser grips on it.

A couple years ago I took out the dual recoil springs and replaced them with a flat wire. Canít tell the difference.

I have shot a few thousand rounds through it.

Sometimes I use it to shoot steel bowling puns.

Itís the gun I take when I want total comfort.
As in piece of mind.
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Old 05-25-2020, 08:54 AM
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I was using wolf single spring for stock set up. Wilsons for my modified guns with the guide rod set up.
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Old 05-25-2020, 12:54 PM
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Gunbroker auction,
869001569.

A little rough,
but stainless guns can often be easily 'cleaned' up.
Those black wood grips do that to some degree, on most 'used' Colts.
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Old 06-06-2020, 11:28 PM
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I had pretty much gave up on it and then Collectors Firearms had a "Summer Sale".
I know they have them for "Black Friday", but I did not know about the Summer one.
So it's 15% off Friday, Saturday, Sunday
But on Friday between 6 and 9 CST it's 20% off.
Ended up getting the gun for $950
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Old 06-07-2020, 09:18 AM
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I have a Compac and an Officers ACP.. These work great in both of mine.

https://clarkcustomguns.com/product/...-reverse-plug/
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Old 06-07-2020, 09:26 AM
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Pretty cool, show us pictures of your new treasure when you get it. Please.
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Old 06-07-2020, 02:07 PM
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This gets my vote.

Quote:
Originally Posted by fnfalman View Post
I donít think anything Colt made in 1980-1990 is worth $1200, but thatís just me.
You would not get twelve bills for it from me, or a grand either for that matter.
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Old 06-07-2020, 02:09 PM
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If you got it for 950$ then you did all right.

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I had pretty much gave up on it and then Collectors Firearms had a "Summer Sale".
I know they have them for "Black Friday", but I did not know about the Summer one.
So it's 15% off Friday, Saturday, Sunday
But on Friday between 6 and 9 CST it's 20% off.
Ended up getting the gun for $950
Not great, but if you like the gun. That is what really matters.
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Old 06-12-2020, 06:19 PM
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I just picked one up for $509. I had no intention of buying it when I went to pick up another gun, but somehow I did. Its finish is crap but everything else is pretty solid. I shot it today and its pretty accurate. I'm already swapping out the old beat up parts. We'll see how it turns out.
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Old 06-12-2020, 06:36 PM
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