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Colt 1911 .45 ACP 200th Annirversary Springfield Armory Commerative

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Gun Master, Aug 17, 2019.

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  1. Gun Master

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    I.have examined a Colt 1911, as per the above title, but cannot find any reference to it in the 38th Edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values (2017). It is a Series 80 with beautiful shiny bluing, gold inlaying, rosewood grips, and flat mainspring housing. Serial # SFLDA 07xx.

    Anybody able to give any help in identifying this gun, etc. ?.
     
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    Hmmmmm ?? !!!
    You can't find anything either.
    Very interesting !
     
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    That looks to be one of those commemorative pistols you see on page three of many gun magazines.
     
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    Lol 200th anniversary of what? The company has no relation to anything 200 years ago. They just use the name.
     
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    In all fairness, the original almost made it 200 years. 1777-1968.
     
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    It is Colt celebrating the 200th Anniversary of The Springfield Armory

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfield_Armory

    I assume you are thinking of this Springfield Armory ( https://www.springfield-armory.com ), which has nothing to do with this thread
     
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    I kind of liked the inscription Colt put on their 1911s back in 2011:

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    Now that was something worth commemorating!]
     
  9. Gun Master

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    I failed to mention that my wife gave me one for Christmas, somewhere around 20+ years ago. She paid approximately $ 600 + tax for NIB. I'd say that was a pretty good deal, wouldn't you ?
    I have shot less than 50 rounds, without a breaking in time period. It never jammed, and functioned flawlessly !
    It remains NIB, but I plan to haul it out soon and shoot it some more, since I'm an octogenarian.

    My main question was why the Blue Book, considered by many to be the ultimate gun informational source, never mentioned it.
     
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    Because there were/are so damn many of them are most aren't factory guns. The company doing the embellishing buys a bunch of Colts and does the work themselves.
     
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    Yes , its time to shoot it. It will not hurt the guns value. Imo. Colt made many WW 1*(edit) Commemorative models, also.

    I guess Blue Books just overlooks small runs of specialty firearms?

    The NRA Museum does use the Blue Book for some information. http://www.nramuseum.org Would seem more useful now.

    The 1982 one i had years ago was not very useful.

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