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B_RAD
11-09-2010, 15:29
I've got what I beleive to be on of the first 2500 Colt 1911's made for the US government. I know we got some 1911 gurus on here so what would you think it's worth? Obviously, it's not in the greatest of conditions. I could post some pics later.


Here's some pics.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn237/bradleyjp25/1911/e8fb4c96.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn237/bradleyjp25/1911/e533f1fb.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn237/bradleyjp25/1911/f6bdd319.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn237/bradleyjp25/1911/fcb0de46.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn237/bradleyjp25/1911/a23aab4f.jpg

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn237/bradleyjp25/1911/e35b3144-1.jpg

asiparks
11-09-2010, 15:33
I've got what I beleive to be on of the first 2500 Colt 1911's made for the US government. I know we got some 1911 gurus on here so what would you think it's worth? Obviously, it's not in the greatest of conditions. I could post some pics later.

condition will account for 90% of it's value so post ( or link to) detail pics showing all proof marks and inspectors stamps

MD357
11-09-2010, 15:44
Nope, trade you a Kimber Super Match for it.... never been fired and only dropped once.






















Helluva find, don't sell it.

polizei1
11-09-2010, 16:54
If this is actually legit, I would talk to Colt and they will be able to set you up with an appraiser. I believe there is one in New York and one in California. You need to get it looked at by a professional though. Check out the 1847 Colt Walker thread.

bluelineman
11-09-2010, 21:45
:needspics:

Glockdude1
11-09-2010, 21:49
:needspics:

:agree:

DPris
11-09-2010, 22:16
Your best bet is to go to the 1911Forum.com & show extensive photos there.
No way on earth anybody can give you an estimate without seeing it.

Condition and originality are the determining factors in valuing old military 1911s, and if you don't know what's supposed to be on it, you need to show photos to people who do.

You could have a $400 chrome plated plinker or a $5000 collectable pistol.
When you say it's obviously not in the greatest condition, you probably should not get your hopes up too much.

Pictures here could get you started.
Denis

B_RAD
11-10-2010, 13:27
Added some pics.

EricandSuebee
11-10-2010, 13:30
Always nice to see a Colt 1911.

TxGun
11-10-2010, 13:46
Take it over to the USGI forum on http://forums.1911forum.com/index.php. There are some knowledeable folks over there who are really into military 1911s. They should have a good idea of your gun's value.

ron59
11-10-2010, 14:45
Take it over to the USGI forum on http://forums.1911forum.com/index.php. There are some knowledeable folks over there who are really into military 1911s. They should have a good idea of your gun's value.

But come back HERE and let us know what you find out! :supergrin:

paul45
11-10-2010, 15:45
Take it over to the USGI forum on http://forums.1911forum.com/index.php. There are some knowledeable folks over there who are really into military 1911s. They should have a good idea of your gun's value.

Yes, take clear pics and ask for admin "dsk". He is a wealth of knowledge on M1911s.

FreeAmerican
11-10-2010, 20:48
What is the second digit of the ser no? Looks like it is either USMC or a Navy pistol

B_RAD
11-10-2010, 22:05
What is the second digit of the ser no? Looks like it is either USMC or a Navy pistol



It's not. It's US Army.

bac1023
11-10-2010, 22:24
Looks great. :)

FreeAmerican
11-11-2010, 06:03
It's not. It's US Army.

well. according to Proofhouse.com and Coolgunsite.com

it was made in 1912

If the ser no is between 2001 and 2500 yep straight up army

2501 to 3500 it went to the Navy. I don't think that means the slide would have to say Navy vs Army by the way.

Also it is possible the slide was switched at some time. Looking at the pics I really doubt it.

FreeAmerican
11-11-2010, 06:22
Unfortunately it does look like the grip safety was replaced

http://www.coolgunsite.com/images/1911/1912colt260/safe2.jpg

FreeAmerican
11-11-2010, 06:24
are there any markings on the top of the barrel hood

B_RAD
11-11-2010, 19:25
No markings on the barrel hood. I don't think the barrel is original.


Gun is for sale in classifieds.

DPris
11-11-2010, 19:59
I'd be surprised to see you get $5000 for it, but you can always hope. :)
Denis

B_RAD
11-11-2010, 20:03
I'd be surprised to see you get $5000 for it, but you can always hope. :)
Denis

Me too. That's why I put obo. Though, if someone wanted to give me 5K I aint going to say no.