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kiwi8488
01-18-2010, 15:36
I just bought a frankienstein 1911. It has an essex frame, remington-rand slide, and colt barrel. Its not in great shape but its not abused either. I want to duracoat it or do some kind of weather proof coating. My question is "is this going to ruin a collectors piece?" should i sell it and but a cheaper 1911? If so whats a fair price on it? Thanks for all the help in advance and i know you 1911 guru's will steer me in the right direction.

Brass Nazi
01-18-2010, 15:42
As far as I know a frankengun is not a collectors piece.

You are scaring me by asking if you should sell it and buy a cheaper gun.

kiwi8488
01-18-2010, 15:44
let me reword that. should i sell it and buy a more cost effective 1911? :supergrin:

glock2740
01-18-2010, 15:47
As far as I know a frankengun is not a collectors piece.

You are scaring me by asking if you should sell it and buy a cheaper gun.
:rofl:good answer.

walkin' trails
01-18-2010, 15:47
I can't think that it would have any significant collector's value, unless a Remington Rand slide is valuable to WWII/military collectors. Beyond that, I'd have a pistolsmith look it over and tell you what it needs and if its worth being brought up to date to be a shooter. If its basically sound and you decide to upgrade and refinish it a bit, the you have an interesting conversation piece.

gconan
01-18-2010, 17:03
I just bought a frankienstein 1911. It has an essex frame, remington-rand slide, and colt barrel. Its not in great shape but its not abused either. I want to duracoat it or do some kind of weather proof coating. My question is "is this going to ruin a collectors piece?" should i sell it and but a cheaper 1911? If so whats a fair price on it? Thanks for all the help in advance and i know you 1911 guru's will steer me in the right direction.

Congratulations! It has no collector value, unless built by a famous gunsmith. Have you shot the gun yet?

GVFlyer
01-18-2010, 17:10
I'm distressed that someone scuttled a Remington Rand 1911 to build that gun.

FLIPPER 348
01-18-2010, 17:47
I just bought a frankienstein 1911. ....My question is "is this going to ruin a collectors piece?" should i sell it and but a cheaper 1911? .



-have you shot it yet?
-does is operate well??
-what shape is it in???
-what pricepoint would you be buying a 'cheaper' 1911????

FLIPPER 348
01-18-2010, 17:51
I'm distressed that someone scuttled a Remington Rand 1911 to build that gun.

I have built a 1911 starting with a customer provided Rem Ram slide. They used to be avail on ebay before the VT shooting.