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What's it worth? One of the first 2500 Colt 1911's made.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by B_RAD, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. B_RAD

    B_RAD

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    I've got what I beleive to be on of the first 2500 Colt 1911's made for the US government. I know we got some 1911 gurus on here so what would you think it's worth? Obviously, it's not in the greatest of conditions. I could post some pics later.


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  2. asiparks

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    condition will account for 90% of it's value so post ( or link to) detail pics showing all proof marks and inspectors stamps
     

  3. MD357

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    Nope, trade you a Kimber Super Match for it.... never been fired and only dropped once.






















    Helluva find, don't sell it.
     
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  4. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    If this is actually legit, I would talk to Colt and they will be able to set you up with an appraiser. I believe there is one in New York and one in California. You need to get it looked at by a professional though. Check out the 1847 Colt Walker thread.
     
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  5. bluelineman

    bluelineman Infidel كافر

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    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    :agree:
     
  7. DPris

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    Your best bet is to go to the 1911Forum.com & show extensive photos there.
    No way on earth anybody can give you an estimate without seeing it.

    Condition and originality are the determining factors in valuing old military 1911s, and if you don't know what's supposed to be on it, you need to show photos to people who do.

    You could have a $400 chrome plated plinker or a $5000 collectable pistol.
    When you say it's obviously not in the greatest condition, you probably should not get your hopes up too much.

    Pictures here could get you started.
    Denis
     
  8. B_RAD

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    Added some pics.
     
  9. EricandSuebee

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    Always nice to see a Colt 1911.
     
  10. TxGun

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    Take it over to the USGI forum on http://forums.1911forum.com/index.php. There are some knowledeable folks over there who are really into military 1911s. They should have a good idea of your gun's value.
     
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  11. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    But come back HERE and let us know what you find out! :supergrin:
     
  12. paul45

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    Yes, take clear pics and ask for admin "dsk". He is a wealth of knowledge on M1911s.
     
  13. FreeAmerican

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    What is the second digit of the ser no? Looks like it is either USMC or a Navy pistol
     
  14. B_RAD

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    It's not. It's US Army.
     
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  16. FreeAmerican

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    well. according to Proofhouse.com and Coolgunsite.com

    it was made in 1912

    If the ser no is between 2001 and 2500 yep straight up army

    2501 to 3500 it went to the Navy. I don't think that means the slide would have to say Navy vs Army by the way.

    Also it is possible the slide was switched at some time. Looking at the pics I really doubt it.
     
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  17. FreeAmerican

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    Unfortunately it does look like the grip safety was replaced

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  18. FreeAmerican

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    are there any markings on the top of the barrel hood
     
  19. B_RAD

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    No markings on the barrel hood. I don't think the barrel is original.


    Gun is for sale in classifieds.
     
  20. DPris

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    I'd be surprised to see you get $5000 for it, but you can always hope. :)
    Denis