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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-20-2016, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Default local estate auction has a USFA .45 on the sale bill.

Will not be able to exam until the morning of the sale. Doing some looking on the auction boards there appears to be a very wide spread although it looks like if condition is reasonable anything under a $1,000 would be a good buy. Anyone here bought recently or know of any recent sales?
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Default Re: local estate auction has a USFA .45 on the sale bill.

The USFA is a great SA. If it's not junk but in good shape I'd say $1000 is a good price.
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Default Re: local estate auction has a USFA .45 on the sale bill.

I ordered a USFA back in 2006 brand new, taxes and all about 900 bucks. I used it until 2014, sold it for 1250 and the bluing was wore off the grip frame and the end of the barrel handling and using it, no scratches dings just honest wear. Stock grips. I sometimes wish I still had it, but I bought two Ruger flattop 44 spls with the money and dang near enough money to get custom grips for both. USFA's were made well, inside and out. Since mine was a 2006 the frame was cut from a solid block of steel, USFA started doing this in the early 2000's I think, you might want to look it up. By the time I sold mine the new ones unfired were up around 1500 bucks minimum most going for a lot more.

1000 is a pretty good price if it looks OK, and they are serviceable and there are plenty of parts, Colt parts work too.

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Returned from the auction. The USFA was a 5.5" basic model with the matte finish but cased colored hammer. Like new condition with box but no papers. Went a bit to rich for my blood at $975. First time I have had the chance to handle one and yes Virginia that things feels sold and tight. Four very distinctive and audible clicks when cocking but still a light and crisp trigger. A S&W model 10 4" with after market but nice grips, about 60% finish but seemed tight and locked up well went for $460.
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Default Re: local estate auction has a USFA .45 on the sale bill.

I didnt know anything about them about 8years ago and passed on a GS walk-in , orig. owner, box and all the papers, 4 5/8" with a case colored frame.
It looked very good, LNIB, but what did I know.....
He would have taken $550......and I had it in my pocket...... :'(

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