Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > Collectable 1911 under $1250?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-30-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
LandMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 148
Liked 14 Times on 7 Posts

Default Collectable 1911 under $1250?

What would you consider a 1911 that is thought of as collectable or heirloom worthy? Any of these under $1,250? Or are we talking nighthawk, Ed brown, Wilson combat only?

__________________
LandMonster is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 03-30-2013, 04:58 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jp_over's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Afghanistan... again!
Posts: 123
Liked 23 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 142

Default

I'd say you won't find much at or under $1,250. Features that make something a non-shooter would be unfired with the original box/paperwork. Here's some good discussion on it: http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=338946

__________________

Joe

"You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill

Suggested gun control movement talking point: "We're OK with guns to keep our families safe, we just don't want you to have them." - Joe

jp_over is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 05:50 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Trez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 3-P
Posts: 3,622
Liked 698 Times on 464 Posts
Likes Given: 726

Default

Its hard.... Ive been looking for a "real" military 1911. They seem to bring big bucks ($1,200+) even if they look like they were dug outta the Pacific yesterday.

__________________
Quote:
...... I suffer from a very rare genetic defect that causes me to be sympathetic toward the International cause. There is no cure.
Trez is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 06:27 PM   #4
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Axxe55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: East Texas, Texas!
Posts: 27,325
Liked 19992 Times on 11366 Posts
Likes Given: 50435

Default

how about a Colt 1911? anything else, no matter how nice is still a copy of the Colt. Colt is the original manufacturer of the 1911 and has been making them for well over 100 years.

buy a Colt and it will never be a regret on your part if you want it to be an heirloom for your great grandchildren.

__________________
Axxe55 is online now  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 06:30 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jp_over's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Afghanistan... again!
Posts: 123
Liked 23 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 142

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by axxe55 View Post
how about a Colt 1911? anything else, no matter how nice is still a copy of the Colt. Colt is the original manufacturer of the 1911 and has been making them for well over 100 years.

buy a Colt and it will never be a regret on your part if you want it to be an heirloom for your great grandchildren.
That's exactly what I did (but I do shoot mine)!
__________________

Joe

"You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life." - Winston Churchill

Suggested gun control movement talking point: "We're OK with guns to keep our families safe, we just don't want you to have them." - Joe

jp_over is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 06:52 PM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Overkill0084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Weber County, Utah
Posts: 4,118
Liked 2579 Times on 1291 Posts
Likes Given: 246

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LandMonster View Post
What would you consider a 1911 that is thought of as collectable or heirloom worthy? Any of these under $1,250? Or are we talking nighthawk, Ed brown, Wilson combat only?
I suppose much depends on what "heirloom worthy" means to you.
If you mean a pistol that will be able to be passed down to your heirs after a lifetime of use, then many mainstream manufacturers make a pistol good enough to to give your kids in 30 or 40 years (assuming it'll still be legal to.) I suspect my Springfield Armory Trophy Match will outlast me, as will my Dan Wessons.
However, when in doubt, Colt is probably the way to go. They are still that standard by which all other 1911s are judged. Also noteworthy; many custom 1911 builders list Colt (among a short, select list of others) as a preferred starting point for a custom build.
FWIW, I have a both a Colt and a Wilson Combat that were passed to me as heirlooms. I guess much depends on what your planning for your pistol.
__________________
Cheers,
Greg
USAF Retired
NRA Life Member

"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."
Milton Friedman

Last edited by Overkill0084; 03-31-2013 at 01:49 PM.
Overkill0084 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2013, 10:14 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BeyondTheBox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 2,604
Liked 284 Times on 246 Posts

Default

Heirloom quality to me only has to do with durability and physical quality, not name or popularity. Thus any 1911 would fit. From Turk to Flip, even the Spanish look-a-likes that aren't even considered actual 1911 A1 by definition. 1911 is simply a look to me, an overall function (SA w/hammer and basic body type that mimics the original 1911).

__________________
BeyondTheBox is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 01:45 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
LandMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 148
Liked 14 Times on 7 Posts

Default

Heirloom to me means something worthy to be passed. Something you may not shoot as much as you would otherwise if you were not intending to save it for your kids.

__________________
LandMonster is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 01:53 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 34
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

I think for me it would be more about what made the gun special for the person who passed it down. Nearly all firearms by their nature are collectible and potential heirlooms. But I tend to think they are foremost for shooting. So if you already have a decent 1911 you shoot and love, that's your heirloom gun. I treasure a model 19 S/&W revolver that was given to me by my father-in-law. All that said you might look for a Colt 1911 Anniversary Edition. Those can be found new in box for close to your limit. I sure would smile if somebody passed one down to me.

__________________
BClayton357 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Colt 1911 and STI 1911 pics and short review SlightlyAddicted0311 1911 Forum 1 04-19-2012 01:32 AM
Would it bother you to pick up your most valuable/collectable gun if the S did HTF? sputnik1988 The Club House 24 04-13-2012 07:05 AM
Taurus 1911 or Rock Island 1911?? cfraga1978 1911 Forum 12 04-06-2012 04:04 AM
Colt/Walther 1911 in .22 verus Chiappa 1911-22 gwk4667 1911 Forum 11 02-01-2012 11:33 AM
Dumb? What makes 1911 a 1911? Poink88 1911 Forum 14 08-11-2010 04:48 PM