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glock2740
10-25-2012, 16:04
Some idiot colored in the roll marks, but that can be removed. Someone that knows their Colt 1911 history, tell me if I found a winner or a junker. All serial numbers match up too. :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/JoeOU1/IMG_8147.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/JoeOU1/IMG_8150.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/JoeOU1/IMG_8146.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/JoeOU1/IMG_8148.jpg

faawrenchbndr
10-25-2012, 16:35
Sweet,.......would be a HELL of a base for a build! :cool:

prez1967
10-25-2012, 16:53
$950? Sounds like a nice price for an Original GI A1 with matching numbers... I wish i lived closer to the middle of america :(

glock2740
10-25-2012, 16:54
It's a 1943 serial #.

glockin-45
10-25-2012, 17:05
Nice find! To bad no one on here would want it though with that mark on it.:supergrin:

banger
10-25-2012, 17:09
I'd say the only ding" against it is that the grips have been replaced.

Other than that, it looks like a good find to me.

As far as the price goes, it seems like a lot of money, but heck a good condition M-1 carbine will set you back approx. $750.00 now days.

Ahhhh, for the days I used to buy those things for $75.00 with ammo thrown in as a "deal sweetener".

3rdgen40
10-25-2012, 17:38
Sweet,.......would be a HELL of a base for a build! :cool:
BLASPHEMY !!!!!!!!!!! :faint:Keep it as is !!!:wow:

ETA: Except for the white lettering. LOL!

faawrenchbndr
10-25-2012, 17:56
BLASPHEMY !!!!!!!!!!! :faint:Keep it as is !!!:wow:

ETA: Except for the white lettering. LOL!

Duh,........inside joke, OP knows.

glock2740
10-25-2012, 18:16
Sweet,.......would be a HELL of a base for a build! :cool:
Hardchrome and golfballs!!! :rock::dancingbanana:


:rofl:

Skeet732
10-25-2012, 18:20
I'll help you out just this one time. Send me a bill of lading and I'll buy it off you for what ever you think is fair. Subject to my wife's approval of course

bac1023
10-25-2012, 18:20
Look great Joe

Congrats! :cool:

banger
10-25-2012, 19:52
Removed, my response was not relevant.

Sorry.

3rdgen40
10-25-2012, 20:15
Hardchrome and golfballs!!! :rock::dancingbanana:


:rofl:
Gold plated controls to finish it off...:supergrin:

glock2740
10-25-2012, 21:09
How'd you guess? :dunno:


:rofl:

fnfalman
10-25-2012, 23:09
I thought that M1911s of said vintages already sported the brown plastic grips?

Rally Vincent
10-26-2012, 00:45
Um, that would be a hell of a base for a sweet build.

collim1
10-26-2012, 01:45
Um, that would be a hell of a base for a sweet build.

Another vote to keep it as is. I'd replace the recoil spring ans shoot it alot though.

glock2740
10-26-2012, 06:06
I thought that M1911s of said vintages already sported the brown plastic grips?
They did, but grips are easily changed.

bac1023
10-26-2012, 07:40
I thought that M1911s of said vintages already sported the brown plastic grips?

They did, but if Joe is going to get some work done to it, it won't matter anyway.

Rinspeed
10-26-2012, 08:19
That would be a great one to send to Ted and Jason, have it come back looking like this. :faint:




http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Rinspeed/LAV-2.jpg

glock2740
10-26-2012, 08:55
I was hoping it was a rare find that I would keep all original. Apparently it's just an old beater Colt GI. :crying: I already have a buyer that will let me get my money back out of it. It'll be gone today. :wavey:

Hurricanes
10-26-2012, 09:15
That is a beauty.
-Joel

ca survivor
10-26-2012, 16:21
Nice find! To bad no one on here would want it though with that mark on it.:supergrin:
:rofl::rofl:

glock2740
10-26-2012, 19:08
That would be a great one to send to Ted and Jason, have it come back looking like this. :faint:




http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Rinspeed/LAV-2.jpg

That's a great looking gun. :cool:

Glock_en_speil
10-26-2012, 20:29
I'm not a Colt historian but that pistol is definitely NOT a junker. I would keep it as is but if you decide to have it restored do it properly by sending it to Turnbull Manufacturing in NY state. Doug Turnbull is doing some of the best work in the country on original Colt 1911 including his famous charcoal blue finishes (when applicable).

TTM65
10-26-2012, 21:56
950??? I would not have given more than 450 with the idiot mark on it.

glock2740
10-27-2012, 06:18
950??? I would not have given more than 450 with the idiot mark on it.
First off, you have no idea what you are looking at. That "idiot mark", is a stamp from the Colt factory. And the gun is 70 years old. Did you think it should be in pristine condition? :upeyes:

glock2740
10-27-2012, 06:24
I'm not a Colt historian but that pistol is definitely NOT a junker. I would keep it as is but if you decide to have it restored do it properly by sending it to Turnbull Manufacturing in NY state. Doug Turnbull is doing some of the best work in the country on original Colt 1911 including his famous charcoal blue finishes (when applicable).
Yeah, Doug is best in the business. :thumbsup:

faawrenchbndr
10-27-2012, 06:27
First off, you have no idea what you are looking at. That "idiot mark", is a stamp from the Colt factory. And the gun is 70 years old. Did you think it should be in pristine condition? :upeyes:

I THINK he was trying to make a joke.
Looks like there is a bit of a scratch on the trigger cut out bevel.

What are your plans for this one? Hard chrome would cover that mark! :rofl:

3rdgen40
10-27-2012, 07:39
950??? I would not have given more than 450 with the idiot mark on it.

First off, you have no idea what you are looking at. That "idiot mark", is a stamp from the Colt factory.
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

TTM65
10-29-2012, 01:15
First off, you have no idea what you are looking at. That "idiot mark", is a stamp from the Colt factory. And the gun is 70 years old. Did you think it should be in pristine condition? :upeyes:

For those not quite quick enough to pick up on it, that was an attempt at humor. I followed the thread of the "Idiot mark" question and thought that most here have a holier than thou attitude. Many speculate on others knowledge / experience level and the value of a gun based on a scratch. My thoughts are if you don't like it then don't buy it.

faawrenchbndr
10-29-2012, 02:09
For those not quite quick enough to pick up on it, that was an attempt at humor. I followed the thread of the "Idiot mark" question and thought that most here have a holier than thou attitude. Many speculate on others knowledge / experience level and the value of a gun based on a scratch. My thoughts are if you don't like it then don't buy it.

Yep,....caught that, there is a mark as well, so your comment was valid.

Bren
10-29-2012, 04:58
I was hoping it was a rare find that I would keep all original. Apparently it's just an old beater Colt GI. :crying: I already have a buyer that will let me get my money back out of it. It'll be gone today. :wavey:

I've read this entire thread twice and I can't tell which members are being sarcastic/joking and which ones are just as clueless about guns as the typical GTer.

If you are not being sarcastic/joking, you really need to think about where you ask for gun advice and knowledge. Glock Talk is not the place for it. In fact, the Gen. Glocking and Gen. Firearms forums seem to attract more shooting newbs and BSers than even the rest of it.

TTM65
10-29-2012, 06:33
IF you are serious about selling it and your buyer falls through LMK. I would rebuild it in my shop and breathe new life into it. I would rather rebuild an old colt than a new SF or kimber.

faawrenchbndr
10-29-2012, 14:18
I've read this entire thread twice and I can't tell which members are being sarcastic/joking and which ones are just as clueless about guns as the typical GTer.

If you are not being sarcastic/joking, you really need to think about where you ask for gun advice and knowledge. Glock Talk is not the place for it. In fact, the Gen. Glocking and Gen. Firearms forums seem to attract more shooting newbs and BSers than even the rest of it.

Joe normally spreads a bit of sarcasm around as well.
That Colt would be one I would have to keep.....scratch or not!

IndianaMatt
11-06-2012, 16:37
That would be a great one to send to Ted and Jason, have it come back looking like this. :faint:




http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Rinspeed/LAV-2.jpg

My god those roll marks are gorgeous. The one problem I have with my Colt 1911 is that the factory roll marks are sloppy.

Rick O'Shay
11-07-2012, 05:52
If all parts but grips are original, and the bore is good or better, this pistol would sell for $1600+ as a military collector piece.
I've seen them go for $2K on Gunbroker.

glock2740
11-07-2012, 11:34
If all parts but grips are original, and the bore is good or better, this pistol would sell for $1600+ as a military collector piece.
I've seen them go for $2K on Gunbroker.
I shoulda kept it I guess. :dunno: Other things came up that I had more interest in, so I'm OK with it.