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Old 01-18-2010, 14:36   #1
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Would i ruin my 1911?

I just bought a frankienstein 1911. It has an essex frame, remington-rand slide, and colt barrel. Its not in great shape but its not abused either. I want to duracoat it or do some kind of weather proof coating. My question is "is this going to ruin a collectors piece?" should i sell it and but a cheaper 1911? If so whats a fair price on it? Thanks for all the help in advance and i know you 1911 guru's will steer me in the right direction.
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Old 01-18-2010, 14:42   #2
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As far as I know a frankengun is not a collectors piece.

You are scaring me by asking if you should sell it and buy a cheaper gun.
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Old 01-18-2010, 14:44   #3
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let me reword that. should i sell it and buy a more cost effective 1911?
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Old 01-18-2010, 14:47   #4
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As far as I know a frankengun is not a collectors piece.

You are scaring me by asking if you should sell it and buy a cheaper gun.
good answer.
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Old 01-18-2010, 14:47   #5
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I can't think that it would have any significant collector's value, unless a Remington Rand slide is valuable to WWII/military collectors. Beyond that, I'd have a pistolsmith look it over and tell you what it needs and if its worth being brought up to date to be a shooter. If its basically sound and you decide to upgrade and refinish it a bit, the you have an interesting conversation piece.
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Old 01-18-2010, 16:03   #6
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I just bought a frankienstein 1911. It has an essex frame, remington-rand slide, and colt barrel. Its not in great shape but its not abused either. I want to duracoat it or do some kind of weather proof coating. My question is "is this going to ruin a collectors piece?" should i sell it and but a cheaper 1911? If so whats a fair price on it? Thanks for all the help in advance and i know you 1911 guru's will steer me in the right direction.
Congratulations! It has no collector value, unless built by a famous gunsmith. Have you shot the gun yet?
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Old 01-18-2010, 16:10   #7
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I'm distressed that someone scuttled a Remington Rand 1911 to build that gun.
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Old 01-18-2010, 16:47   #8
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I just bought a frankienstein 1911. ....My question is "is this going to ruin a collectors piece?" should i sell it and but a cheaper 1911? .


-have you shot it yet?
-does is operate well??
-what shape is it in???
-what pricepoint would you be buying a 'cheaper' 1911????
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Old 01-18-2010, 16:51   #9
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I'm distressed that someone scuttled a Remington Rand 1911 to build that gun.
I have built a 1911 starting with a customer provided Rem Ram slide. They used to be avail on ebay before the VT shooting.
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