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Need Some Opinions on 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by STI, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. STI

    STI

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    I saw the nicest 1911 today that I have ever seen.
    I am wondering what a 1911 is worth. An elderly man today showed it to me.
    1911 not 1911A1, blued 1913 production, 97%+ condition, all original, original belt & holster, possibly may have original paperwork and possibly box. US Property marked frame & slide, all proof marks intact and very sharp. The grips are 99%+++ and correct. Magazine is not original. Has a box of FA 14 ammo. (Frankford Arnseal). No rust, bright blue, no wear other than on the barrel hood from pulling the slide back, very small amount, very small. Checkering on the grips is 100%, small rough spot on grip screws from screw driver.
    I have some knowledge of the newer ones but not one like this.
    Thanks for all that help out.
     
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  2. Lester R. Britton

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    Call Colt and they will give you the number of Kelly Blue Book (same guys as the cars) and they have a gun value department. Ask for a guy named John. I think Colt will give you his last name. He's a good guy. They'll give you a "reasonable" price based on what you tell them.
     

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    Based on your description, and where prices have gone on USGI guns, I can't afford what you are describing!
     
  4. bac1023

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    Obviously, a very clean USGI.
     
  5. STI

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    This pistol is unissued for sure, probably has been fired a few times but thats it, I have never seen one this old that looks as new, all parts except the mag are correct. It might go 99% for it's age, he has another 1911 A1 that I have not seen yet, I am dying to do so, he has no idea what he has, I will get a picture of it in a day or so. There is virtually no wear at all. If he can find the box & papers that will be unreal. I am expecting and I probably am way off for it to be valued at $5-6000 especially if he finds all the other things.
     
  6. itsgottabeapit

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    Ok just wondering. How did you guys that replied know right off it was a Colt? I didn't see a manufactuer in the original post. Was Colt the only one producing 1911s in 1913? Just curious.
     
  7. STI

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    Yes it is a Colt, sorry to omit that
     
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    Pretty much.
     
  9. Dr. J Frame

    Dr. J Frame LSWCHP +P

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    link-A helpful page I found last night.
     
  10. STI

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    thank you very much!!