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Old 10-25-2012, 16:04   #1
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OK Colt fans, is this a rare find?

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.

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Old 10-25-2012, 16:35   #2
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Sweet,.......would be a HELL of a base for a build!
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Old 10-25-2012, 16:53   #3
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$950? Sounds like a nice price for an Original GI A1 with matching numbers... I wish i lived closer to the middle of america :(
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Old 10-25-2012, 16:54   #4
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It's a 1943 serial #.
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Old 10-25-2012, 17:05   #5
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Nice find! To bad no one on here would want it though with that mark on it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 17:09   #6
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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".
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Old 10-25-2012, 17:38   #7
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Sweet,.......would be a HELL of a base for a build!
BLASPHEMY !!!!!!!!!!! Keep it as is !!!

ETA: Except for the white lettering. LOL!

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Old 10-25-2012, 17:56   #8
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BLASPHEMY !!!!!!!!!!! Keep it as is !!!

ETA: Except for the white lettering. LOL!
Duh,........inside joke, OP knows.
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Old 10-25-2012, 18:16   #9
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Sweet,.......would be a HELL of a base for a build!
Hardchrome and golfballs!!!


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Old 10-25-2012, 18:20   #10
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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
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Old 10-25-2012, 18:20   #11
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Look great Joe

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Old 10-25-2012, 19:52   #12
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Removed, my response was not relevant.

Sorry.

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Old 10-25-2012, 20:15   #13
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Hardchrome and golfballs!!!


Gold plated controls to finish it off...
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Old 10-25-2012, 21:09   #14
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How'd you guess?


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Old 10-25-2012, 23:09   #15
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I thought that M1911s of said vintages already sported the brown plastic grips?
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Old 10-26-2012, 00:45   #16
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Um, that would be a hell of a base for a sweet build.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:45   #17
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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.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:06   #18
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I thought that M1911s of said vintages already sported the brown plastic grips?
They did, but grips are easily changed.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:40   #19
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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.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:19   #20
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That would be a great one to send to Ted and Jason, have it come back looking like this.




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Old 10-26-2012, 08:55   #21
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I was hoping it was a rare find that I would keep all original. Apparently it's just an old beater Colt GI. I already have a buyer that will let me get my money back out of it. It'll be gone today.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:15   #22
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Nice find! To bad no one on here would want it though with that mark on it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 19:08   #24
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Old 10-26-2012, 20:29   #25
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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).
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