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1911 question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rccook16, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. rccook16

    rccook16 Member

    SN 903xx, good condition. says Colt's PT. F.A. MFG CO on left side of slide. What is value of pistol ? Is this suitable for home defense? Is it too old to get some better sights? Thanks
  2. HisSoldier

    HisSoldier Well-Known Member

    The value is hard to determine even as a ballpark without a photo. There are more aftermarket parts available for the 1911 than for all the other handguns ever made. Of course, if it's in collector condition or rarity you may want to leave it as is. Snap a photo?
  3. 2RCO

    2RCO Well-Known Member

    RC post a pic and we can give you a clue.
  4. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    Pictures and detailed description of every little mark inside and out are required.

    Colt 90300 was made in 1914.

    Dollar value could be from several hundred to several thousand depending on originality and condition. Change the sights on a pristine 1914 gun and watch the value decrease by 90%. Even a nice US Army arsenal refurbish for WW II or Korea would be worth as much as or more than a new gun. But if Bubba has been working on it, resale value is low and you could treat it like you wanted to with no harm done to history. In which case, it is hard to beat a .45 for home defense.

    Study up at Coolgunsite.com where you can see guns from all periods.
  5. rccook16

    rccook16 Member

    Thanks for the info. I've tried to attach a pic:) Inspectors mark, horse on slide, 1913 date all seem to confirm 1914 age. Gun is maybe 50% condition? Not pristine at all. I appreciate the help. My carry gun is a 380 Colt Gov, but I'm pretty dumb about the .45. Other than I sure like to shoot it:D

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