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Colt 1911, Made in 1963-Mint!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Browns Fan, Jan 28, 2006.

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  1. Browns Fan

    Browns Fan Member

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    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?
     
  2. AnthonyRSS

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    Be weary of any gun that they won't let you fieldstrip.

    Anthony
     
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    I buy and sell a few 1911's. IMHO $800- $900 is tops on a post war commercial.
     
  4. palerider1

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    would you rather have 15 $100 bills in your gunsafe or the colt? a good deal is just a state of mind.:)
     
  5. gary@r&g

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    good deal

    I would rather have a mint Colt and $700 in the safe to put towards another!!:D
     
  6. Black Majik

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    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
     
  7. Moonclip

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    I'd pass but any box or papers or such?
     
  8. 1911Tuner

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    '63 Colt

    You realize of course, that it's really MY pistol and you'll just be lookin' after it for me temporarily...:evil:
     
  9. dwave

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    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?

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    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?
     
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    1943 Colt

    See the darkened areas on the slide of this '43 Colt?
     

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