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#6385453 - 07/28/16 01:18 AM Colt 1911 .45 ACP Question
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My friend has an older Colt 1911 .45 ACP he wants to sell. Based on the serial number, the gun appears to be manufactured in 1918. Can anyone tell me what it is worth? Here are some pics:



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#6385671 - 07/28/16 09:57 AM Re: Colt 1911 .45 ACP Question [Re: 2BeDuckin]
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I wish I had the money, I am drooling right now.

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#6385686 - 07/28/16 10:08 AM Re: Colt 1911 .45 ACP Question [Re: 2BeDuckin]
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That is beautiful. Honestly, I don't know, and in this instance, would send the pic's, s/n and info to Colt directly and let them place a value on it, and they would be able to tell you about the gun's history as well.
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#6385690 - 07/28/16 10:13 AM Re: Colt 1911 .45 ACP Question [Re: 2BeDuckin]
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Awesome military firearm there! Agree with Janie that you should contact Colt or take it to a good truthful gun shop to have it looked at.

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#6386018 - 07/28/16 03:00 PM Re: Colt 1911 .45 ACP Question [Re: 2BeDuckin]
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My guess solely on looks would be 1000-3000$ The grips are WW2 not WW1 which leads me to the assumption that it was sent to the arsenal to be serviced for WW2. Which was very common. Google arsenal markings for the 1911 WW1 to WW2 and you will be able to see what has been done from the markings in certain spots. I would suggest contacting Colt as well because for a nominal fee they will send an official letter stating when and where it went as far as records can find. Very nice pistol, I have one from the same year.
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#6386271 - 07/28/16 06:15 PM Re: Colt 1911 .45 ACP Question [Re: 2BeDuckin]
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Woodsman

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I appreciate the info everyone provided. I will let my friend know what was said and that it looks as though it would be best to contact colt directly. Here's a couple of more pics. Thanks.



Edited by 2BeDuckin (07/28/16 06:38 PM)

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#6680921 - 02/19/17 10:44 PM Re: Colt 1911 .45 ACP Question [Re: 2BeDuckin]
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Woodsman

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Finally got the authentication letter back from Colt. What do you think it's worth?

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#6680985 - 02/20/17 05:46 AM Re: Colt 1911 .45 ACP Question [Re: 2BeDuckin]
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Sorry I don't know about the value of the gun, but I am curious how much that letter cost? I have a Colt 1917 revolver that I'd been thinking about getting a letter for.

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#6681030 - 02/20/17 07:10 AM Re: Colt 1911 .45 ACP Question [Re: 2BeDuckin]
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I think its $50. Maybe 2B will let us know.
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#6681060 - 02/20/17 07:40 AM Re: Colt 1911 .45 ACP Question [Re: Colt W. Knight]
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Originally Posted By: Colt W. Knight
I wish I had the money, I am drooling right now.


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#6681214 - 02/20/17 09:37 AM Re: Colt 1911 .45 ACP Question [Re: patriot07]
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Woodsman

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Loc: Muldrow, Oklahoma
Originally Posted By: patriot07
Sorry I don't know about the value of the gun, but I am curious how much that letter cost? I have a Colt 1917 revolver that I'd been thinking about getting a letter for.


It cost $100 to have research done on a 1911 semi-auto pistol. I think revolvers are less. I attached the latest price list I could find from Colt.


http://www.colt.com/Portals/0/colt%20med...rice%20List.pdf

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