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I need some help pricing this Colt 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by NAS T MAG, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. NAS T MAG

    NAS T MAG

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    Maybe Brian or another of you knowledgeable members could help me here. I bought this gun in 2007 and never fired it.

    It was used when I bought it and had the following extras installed. I have all the original parts.

    Ed Brown safety
    Wilson Deluxe Hammer, Beavertai, Sear, Mag Release, Mainspring Housing.
    I added the Colt Medallion Grips and have the original Double Diamond ones.

    It has the original case and all the extras that came with the gun.

    Here are 2 pictures.
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    What would be a reasonable price for this gun?

    Thanks for you help.
     
  2. Hokie1911

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    Probably only $100. You take a check or Paypal? :whistling:
     


  3. NAS T MAG

    NAS T MAG

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    I'll take your check and add a zero. OK?:tongueout:
     
  4. Hokie1911

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    You can add 2 or 3, just mail the Colt before you try and cash it. :rofl:
     
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  5. R0CKETMAN

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    $700-$800... probably help if it was done by a reputable smith
     
  6. jrs93accord

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    The way I look at it is, you had a nice Series 80 Goverment Model that is worth around $700. When it was modified, it lessened the value. If I were to make an offer for it, I would go $600. If it was restored to its original condition, $700. In its current state, it may have some appeal to buyers that are not purists when it comes to Colts. You might be able to get more from that type of buyer.
     
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  7. Gunshine

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    :rofl:I bid $110.00:rofl:
     
  8. bac1023

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    Unfortunately, probably not quite as much as an all original would sell for.

    Custom work only adds value when its done by a reputable smith and documented.

    It looks very nice though. I'm thinking you could get $700 on a good day.
     
  9. NAS T MAG

    NAS T MAG

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    Thanks for your input. Would the fact that I have all the original parts increase the value?
     
  10. R0CKETMAN

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    Why not just throw them back in and restore to original...with spare parts

    You could try "as is" first then swap.
     
  11. jrs93accord

    jrs93accord

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    If the original parts were back on it. If you are planning on selling it, I would restore it to original condition and offer the extra parts at a reduced price or just throw them in. The value lies in the pistol in original form.
     
  12. NAS T MAG

    NAS T MAG

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    Thanks for your reply. I think that's what I will do.
     
  13. bac1023

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    Sure it would.

    As others mentioned, restore it back to it original spec. :)
     
  14. Nickpisp

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    That's why I said 750 - 800, all the modifications are easily returned to stock. :supergrin: