Colt 1911, Made in 1963-Mint!


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Browns Fan
January 28, 2006, 06:52 PM
I saw this Govt model at a pawn shop being sold on consignment. He said it's never been fired, I can believe it because it looks new. He wouldnt let me strip it, but the slide stop is clearly forged steel. It was going for $1500.

Tuner, you'd love this; it is a thing of beauty!

Is it worth the price?

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AnthonyRSS
January 28, 2006, 08:05 PM
Be weary of any gun that they won't let you fieldstrip.

Anthony

gary@r&g
January 28, 2006, 08:07 PM
I buy and sell a few 1911's. IMHO $800- $900 is tops on a post war commercial.

palerider1
January 28, 2006, 08:10 PM
would you rather have 15 $100 bills in your gunsafe or the colt? a good deal is just a state of mind.:)

gary@r&g
January 28, 2006, 08:21 PM
I would rather have a mint Colt and $700 in the safe to put towards another!!:D

Black Majik
January 29, 2006, 05:19 AM
Would that shop let you take a picture of the 1911? You could post it here and get pretty good opinion on it by 1911tuner and DSK as well as others.

Price sounds sorta high though, I dont think it should break the $1000 mark, but what do I know. :D

Moonclip
January 30, 2006, 06:07 PM
I'd pass but any box or papers or such?

1911Tuner
January 30, 2006, 06:41 PM
You realize of course, that it's really MY pistol and you'll just be lookin' after it for me temporarily...:evil:

dwave
January 30, 2006, 07:57 PM
How about this 1911? (no it is not for sale.) I picked it up for 500 dollars about 3 years ago, it was made in 1943. Nice piece, but for some reason the front is darker than the rest.

EDIT: Would anyone have a suggestion to make it more uniform without refinishing?

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=34783&stc=1&d=1138668951

1911Tuner
January 30, 2006, 08:11 PM
Howdy dwave,

The darkened areas...front of the slide and around the slidestop notch...is due to those areas being spot heat-treated. They're a little harder than the rest of the slide, and darkened during parkerizing as a result. Refinishing won't help...It'll just do it again.

The markings just below the slidestop pad at the top/front of the grip...
What letters are they?

1911Tuner
January 30, 2006, 08:25 PM
See the darkened areas on the slide of this '43 Colt?

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