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Old 05-15-2018, 08:20 PM
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Back on my local forums again, and the good stuff is still popping up....

Seller is offering a laser etched slide 908 for $250, I counteroffered with $200, waiting to see if he will take it. I’m not sure what the true value of these guns are but I seem to recall reading that they were about $450 new. I have a 3913 already so I’d be hard pressed to give more than $200 for the “budget” model.

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Old 05-15-2018, 09:08 PM
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Good buy at 300 or less. The 908s model on stainless is almost the same as the 3913 without the slide cuts/milling
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:36 PM
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I paid a whole lot more for a 909 and 910 just last week.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:48 PM
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I paid about that for a complete 909 slide assembly (minus barrel)
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:10 AM
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I paid $300 for a 908 that was ANIB about 2 years ago. Great gun
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:28 AM
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I paid $300+tax a while back for my all-black Model 908. Just the other day, I scored a stainless Model 908S for the same $300+tax. No box but two mags. Very nice shape, but not quite factory perfect. It's going to become my shooter 908S as my other one is pristine ANIB. I want to keep it that way. I paid a fortune for that first (ANIB) 908S.

$200 would be a steal either way... for a 908 or a 908S... unless it is "used & abused" beyond recognition.
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Good buy at 300 or less. The 908s model on stainless is almost the same as the 3913 without the slide cuts/milling
I agree. $300 is probably a benchmark anything less is a great buy.
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:29 AM
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He wants 225 for it, and it looks to be in excellent shape. I guess I’ll pick it up, even though it will run me about $250 with the transfer cost added in. I only paid $320 for my 3913 and that came with 3 mags and 2 sets of grips.

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He wants 225 for it. I guess Iíll pick it up, even though it will run me about $250 with the transfer cost added in. I only paid $320 for my 3913 and that came with 3 mags and 2 sets of grips.
Run there!
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He wants 225 for it, and it looks to be in excellent shape. I guess Iíll pick it up, even though it will run me about $250 with the transfer cost added in.
For $225, I would be on his porch with cash in hand YESTERDAY! That is a bargain for a great pistol that will outlast you. I carried a 908 for a few years before I decided to switch to a 3953. If you don't pick it up at that price, you will regret it. Now go!
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:17 PM
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FWIW, although never known for their cheap prices, Collector's Firearms in Houston are offering their 908 at $530.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:47 PM
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Well I got it. $225+ transfer for a total of $250. It was rougher in person than in the pictures. Slide had some surface rust issues but I got that mostly cleaned up with a little oil and a brush. I forgot just how bad the slide finish sucked on these value line pistols, anyway I think it was worth the cost. I donít have to worry about beating it up when I carry it or throw it in the glovebox.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:10 PM
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Job well done. I don't think you'll regret this purchase.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:19 AM
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I bought my new 908 in 1999 for $389, plus tax & license.
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Old 05-17-2018, 05:29 AM
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Glockman4 - it looks pretty dang good to me. I assume you meant for the photo of the top of the slide to show some rust/discoloration up near the front sight. If it were mine - I'd use some bronze wool and CLP there - then degrease it and use (don't laugh) steel wool and Birchwood Casey cold blue (liquid) to darken the finish. Either way - good catch!!
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:03 PM
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I think you scored a good gun at an awesome price friend. I do not know what your experience is with the 3rd gems, but if you started with a 39xx, now a 908, soon who knows what you will find next... I predict in the near future you may choose to change your forum name from Glockman to 3rd-gen-man!!! hahaha! just kidding! Just as a comparison, in my hometown here in Europe, there are two 908s for sale. 1 is described as "very good" at the equivalent of $596 while the other is in excellent condition and at $767. Two magazines each. I have no idea if they include boxes or not. To put prices in perspective, a rail P226 in excellent condition is $708, while a Walther PPQ 9mm in very good condition is $535.
Enjoy your new find friend!!!
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Old 05-18-2018, 02:47 PM
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Glockman4 - it looks pretty dang good to me. I assume you meant for the photo of the top of the slide to show some rust/discoloration up near the front sight. If it were mine - I'd use some bronze wool and CLP there - then degrease it and use (don't laugh) steel wool and Birchwood Casey cold blue (liquid) to darken the finish. Either way - good catch!!
There were multiple spots of light rust, especially in the slide serrations as you can see in the pictures. Again itís not that bad and I managed to clean it up pretty well. I think I might try the cold blue just because Iím anal, but again I paid for a cheap gun and thatís what I got. The frame rails are excellent, all black except on top. It will make a great shooter/carry gun so I can keep my 3913 in excellent shape.
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