I'm most likely gonna be picking up a Colt Series 70 that has the super shiny Nickel finish with checkered wood grips. The owner is the son of the guy who bought it new and he thinks that its never been fired or if it has been fired, it had all of one mag through it to function test the gun. It comes with the OEM nickel colt mag. Not sure about the original box, but it was kept in a presentation type drawer that was velvet lined.
There are no scratches or obvious blemishes and the chamber face looks like its never been used.
It looks just like this (not this gun though)
My question is, is this worth keeping as is or should I just not worry about it and shoot it every now and then and take special care to not get hoppes #9 on it?
How much is it really worth? I'm essentially getting this gun as a favor to a family friend as they are not "gun people" and want/need to get rid of it to a "deserving home" as they have said.
Truth time, I'm more of a glock/sig guy, mainly cause I come to handgun shooting from the daily concealed carry with low weight. I like 1911's for sure, I just don't have much experience or knowledge about them.
Whaddaya' think? What would you do with a brand new looking Series 70 Nickel 1911?
You should defiantly sell it, to me
send it to me for more proper storage seeing that is what it is used to.....................................................
Given what I've posted about its condition, what is an honest assessment of its value?
Again, shooter or collector or sell it for??
One like that sold here for $750 a couple of months ago. I would say $800 tops. For that amount of money, I'd definitely keep the gun. Nickel .45s are not all that common. Nice gun.
I'd definitely keep it AND shoot it. Give it a nice coat of Renaissance wax for protection, keep it dry and clean and it will be worth more and more over time. It will be a great shooter.