View Full Version : trade a redhawk for a remington rand 1911 question ?

07-25-2009, 3:32 PM
Well the title pretty much says it a guy at work have to do a strait across trade for my 44mag red hawk 7.5 inch barrel for a Remington rand 1911 the only cost to me would be the transfer fees . the 1911 i would say is in very good shape not original grips and i think a couple of other small parts are not original , My red hawk is in nearly new shape just got it from my cousin who didn't like the recoil of 44mag so never shot it more then a few times .

so what do you guys think should i take the trade or not ? the main downside is i just got a ton of reloading components for 44magnum so if i did trade i would have to go shopping for a new 44 magnum :43: i wait that's fun not all bad lol .

07-25-2009, 4:00 PM
Kinda apple and oranges in my mind. I would keep the .44.:)

07-25-2009, 4:23 PM
A Remington Rand 1911 can be worth $1000 to $2000, depending on condition. Here is one showing some use that sold on Gunbroker for $980:

Aution sale of Remington Rand 1911 for $980 (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=129103116#PIC)


I believe a Ruger Redhawk .44 magnum might sell for about $500. So the Remington Rand is worth at least twice as much.

07-25-2009, 8:38 PM
apoligies in advance,

But I remember when you couldn't give a redhawk away, take the 1911, in fact call him now, tell him "yes I'll do the deal", and meet him in the morning at the gun store, dros the guns and give him a big wet sloppy kiss.

Damn this is a no brainer.

07-25-2009, 10:33 PM
Definitely, trade for the 1911. Do not hesitate on this one.

07-26-2009, 12:15 AM
Is the Rand original? I remember in the 80's especially, that there was a lot of bogus ones out there(fake ser#). If not original then the guns are pretty much the same in value. Then it's just a matter of do you want a auto or do you want to stay with your revolver. Hence, apples or oranges. Sorry I wasn't more specific.

07-28-2009, 8:36 AM
DO IT!!!

07-28-2009, 9:00 AM
get that 1911... rugers are everywhere

07-28-2009, 9:13 AM
I'd buy him a brand new Redhawk for a real 1911.