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Thread: Colt 1911 made in 1914, how much would you pay?

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    Colt 1911 made in 1914, how much would you pay?

    Local pawn shop has a 1911 they say was made in 1914, I gave it a quick look over because the price was $2800.



    Wow....


    I'm going on vacation tomorrow, but I am calling tomorrow or Monday to get serial #.


    What would you pay?

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    Next, do you know if it is a commercial or military Colt 1911? Colt military 1911's had a serial number range of 60401-107596. The commercial version would have a serial number range of C5400-C16599.

    The original finish was blued. Grips were checkered walnut with the diamond pattern at each screw.



    Commercial 1911 from 1914




    Military 1911 from 1914

    Steve
    After today, it's all historical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunreference1 View Post
    Next, do you know if it is a commercial or military Colt 1911? Colt military 1911's had a serial number range of 60401-107596. The commercial version would have a serial number range of C5400-C16599.

    The original finish was blued. Grips were checkered walnut with the diamond pattern at each screw.



    Commercial 1911 from 1914




    Military 1911 from 1914

    Steve
    Actually, the finish on those old Colts was called "Furnace Blue". Another thing to know is that if the pistol has it's original finish, about 1-1/2 inch of the front of the pistol will be a SLIGHTLY different shade due to selective heat-treat at the factory (which in turn affected the color of the furnace blue).


    This is my 1920 Colt Commercial M1911 and his grandson... an AMT Backup .45 (not quite as pretty as the ones above, but the finish (what's left of it) is original):






    Oh and you owe me a new keyboard. After seeing those pics I drooled all over it and shorted it out.
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    I've been gone all week without internet, I'm going back in Monday and will get serial # and take pics.

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    I once lucked into a 1911a1 ....worth a lot more than that. Got it in a lock box. I dang sure ain't paying those prices!
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    It is a commercial version, looks like orig. grips and bluing with some wear. Bore is descent.

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