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Colt Values Steadily Appreciating?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by doc540, May 30, 2012.

  1. doc540

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    It looks that way to me.

    Seems they are on a gradual, steady appreciation slope.

    About six months ago I had to lighten the load by selling my 90+% GCNM with ivories and all the original box goodies.

    It brought around $1200 shipped and took a while to even bring that.

    Currently it appears that it would be gone within a day if not hours.

    Honestly, I hope they keep appreciating.

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  2. bac1023

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    The older Colts most definitely are, mainly Series 70 and pre-Series70 models.

    Many Colt DA revolvers are increasing even faster.
     

  3. crazymoose

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    People will pay for the pony. No doubt about it. Whether or not the cost is justified is a whole other can of worms I won't open.
     
  4. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    But with colt supposidly gearing up to make another revolver run (anacondas and pythons) that may change soon.

    I just ordered a full custom shop 1911 from Colt, seems like it may be a good time ot get the order/price in there.
     
  5. zhix

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    I just cancelled my Centennial 1911 1 of 750, got tired of waiting over a year and a half; figure I'd rather spend the 2k on something one of kind and with some work by Springfield Custom or Novak's
     
  6. Jason D

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    New Colts don't get my motor running.
    The old ones do though.
     
  7. Sgt_Gold

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    I will believe that when I see them in my LGS. The Python was a hand built handgun requiring hundreds of hours of hand fitting and polishing. The labour alone would put a new one north of $2k in today's money. The Anaconda might come back, but I don't know about the Python.
     
  8. Snaps

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    see I'm not sure about that, with the updated technology CNC could do a hell of a job.
     
  9. EricandSuebee

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    Yeah I could see CNC doing most of the work and only requiring a little bit of hands on.
     
  10. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I also admit that it's ridiculous for people to buy just about anything with "Colt" stamped on it as some sort of collectibility.

    Seriously, who the hell would actually think the King Cobra, the Colt 2000, the MkIII and MkIV series wheelguns, the Detective Special II and SFVI are really worth a damn? If anything, they're a blight on the Colt brand.
     
  11. bac1023

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    That won't diminish the values of the older models.
     
  12. bac1023

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    My feelings also
     
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    I can't see the Python making a comeback either. If it does, it will either be ridiculously expensive or not be the same quality as the older models. Python quality was already starting to slip before they stopped producing them.

    There is no way the Python Elites were as smooth as vintage Pythons from the 50's, 60's and 70's.
     
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    Sad but true, I doubt Colt has any smiths that know how they used to hand fit them. They probably let go of all the real talent they had in the late 70s into 80s as a cost cutting measure. :upeyes:
     
  15. Snaps

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    Think that's wrong, the reason the prices go up is becasue you can't buy a new one. Same as the Class III stuff, supply and demand. Colt brings the new ones in around 13/1400ish, the used ones I figure should fall under that. I could be wrong but that's my best guess. We'll ahve to see if/when it happens.
     
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    Well I know a few people who think that Colt makes the best 1911s out there. These people aren't really gun people. The Colt name is still as strong as it ever was, especially with the sudden increase in popularity of the 1911. I'll admit, Im a sucker for the prancing pony on the side of an automatic pistol!!
     
  17. bac1023

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    Not all the time. In fact, if and when the new models come out and they aren't up to the old standard, it could even help the old model values.

    You can buy new Colt 1911s, can't you? Has that hurt the value of the older models?

    Sig just recently started building the P210 again. If anything, old models have gone up in value since and generally sell for considerably more than the new models. Collectors don't want the new models. The same will go for the Python (which I really don't see going back in production anyway).

    There is no way new production Pythons are going to hurt the vintage model values. Trust me, they will continue to climb in value.
     
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    Six days ago at approx 11:30 est I purchased a NIB Colt O1911 / Carbonia blue for $900

    At the exact same time an auction ended on GB for the same Colt, but used/fired for $1,525

    So, I'd say they're climbing:)
     
  19. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    That's crazy. It was the same vintage?
     
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