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Old 09-01-2011, 07:18 PM   #11
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Yea i have found quite a few fun guns

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I wish tht i could find things like this in my garage!!! I bet it felt like christmas

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The receiver was made in 1918 and the lack of the crescent cut behind the trigger matches the M1911 format. The S/N with the prefix No makes it military production. Colt commercial production at that time had a C prefix.

I thought the commercial slide made this a "collectible" piece because during the May-June 1918 Colt production run they used re-rolled commercial slides to meet production quotas. My delay in responding is due to two items; First the sights look nothing like military issue. And second, I could not remember the rollmark layout for the Colt commercial/military slide. I had to look it up and even with the poor photos you can tell this is not one of these slides.





The other parts that are questionable/don't match:

  1. It has a M1911A1 short, knurled trigger.
  2. It has a M1911A1 grip safety tang. (beavertail)
  3. It has a M1911A1 hammer.
  4. It has M1911A1 plastic stocks.
  5. It has the M1911 flat MSH but is missing the lanyard loop.



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Old 09-01-2011, 11:38 PM   #14
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So how much do you think its worth

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I'll take it off your hands for fifty bucks.

Since it has mixed parts, it won't be worth as much as a matching pistol. I'm just guessing here, but I think it's worth $900.-$1,200. Maybe more, maybe less depending on how badly somebody wants it.

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Lol 50 bucks come on now

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The frame is definitely a 1911, not 1911a1.

I'm wondering if it falls within the criteria of the model 1918 (except the sights) that Colt is now producing. There was a special run in 1918 for a military group.

Colt Model 1911 Mfg. 1918 Black Army

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$500......

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I thought it was worth more than that

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I thought it was worth more than that
It's value is the fact it was Grandpa's Old Colt.

These affect value:
mixmaster of parts from different vintages
not US Property marked
repaired / welded frame (see ahead of slide stop / takedown)
badly pitted steel
re-blued and newer finish wear
internals, barrel and functional status unknown

It's worth what someone will pay right?
I feel $500 would be a good offer...just one man's humble opinion.
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