What would a Colt M1911 made in 1917 be worth?


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Rugerlvr
April 18, 2008, 10:16 PM
It was my wife's grandad's service issue (WW2) weapon. It's not in really great shape, but it is a historical icon. My father-in-law goes out and shoots it, which I think is great, but I'm wondering, should he put it on ice? Is it worth too much to be shot out?

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gunfish
April 18, 2008, 10:43 PM
If none of the military stampings have been filed off and no modifications have been made it is worth 700 to 2500$, depending on condition. Without examining it, value is hard to determine. a few hundred rounds a year won't hurt it unless it is in real good condition.

M203Sniper
April 18, 2008, 11:19 PM
I would start here if you're just casually interested. Look for markings....


http://www.coolgunsite.com/

and post pics :)


http://www.wwiiguns.com/store/images/pfc1911a1_shop2_wwii.jpg

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