View Full Version : SA 1911 TRP Operator tactical full length rail questions

06-24-2009, 8:40 PM
I have the opportunity to purchase that weapon from a LEO, used gun with 5,000rds. what's a fair price on the used market ? I don't want to low ball the guy. He gave me his price but I wanna see how far I am or not. thanks.

06-24-2009, 8:50 PM
any other details? finish wear, aftermarket parts?

06-24-2009, 8:56 PM
aftermarket tritium sights (rear sight got changed), internals have been worked on (waiting for some more details), aftermarket grips. Tight fit when I racked it couple of times. I'm gonna go shoot it this week end. I only have a SA Gi to compare though.

06-24-2009, 8:59 PM
If properly lubed and maintained, 5K rounds is nothing.

06-24-2009, 9:00 PM
It's a very desirable gun - 900 would be on the very low end -

06-24-2009, 9:03 PM
Min 1K if it's in good condition. If the condition is better then ok, the price will go up accordingly.

They usually go between 1200-1500 on GB.com

06-25-2009, 3:34 AM
$1k. It seems like it has barely been shot. The SA Operator is a tight, reliable gun OTB.

06-25-2009, 7:46 AM
5k rounds? whata rich guy!

06-26-2009, 5:33 PM
some more details with pic of the gun.
NM tight frame.
Comes with holsters/mag pouch + mags + ammo. He is asking $1400


06-26-2009, 5:35 PM
I finger f### the gun and i noticed something strange: empty mag, the frame lock back, hammer cocked, then I insert empty mag, release the slide..the hammer goes back down...this is strange, on my SA 1911 GI, the hammer stays cocked...

06-26-2009, 6:13 PM
hammer follow is not normal or safe

06-26-2009, 6:21 PM
New the guns 1400-1600 or so. Used, with 5k through it and a hammer that falls with the slide being released I'd say 800-850 MAX! The gun is nice but its heavy, holster options are low, the factory adjustable night sights were replaces with fixed and there is not one accessory made that requires a full rail.

06-26-2009, 7:03 PM
thanks guys. That's what I thought. what could cause the hammer to fall ?

Bird of Fire
06-26-2009, 7:22 PM
Not enough pressure from the 3 finger spring on the sear if my first guess if the internals were "worked" on.

If you're looking at the back of the frame, and imagine the mainspring/grip safety gone, it'll be the spring finger on the left.

Cheap/free fix = bend it *gently* so that it engages the sear with a tick more pressure.

Totally expensive fix = buy a new spring for about 5 dollars from midwayusa.

(This post completely assumes that all other parts are functioning/engaging properly and in spec. This is my shadetree mechanic diagnosis, I am not responsible for any loss of blood)