Originally Posted by canebrake
I'm missing a 1941 Singer Mfg. Co. M1911A1. Anyone help an old man out?
I talked a customer out of selling on around 1994.
He had been the OOD on his ship when VJ-Day was announced. He was told to turn in his gear and catch the next shuttle off the ship, but when he tried to turn in his pistol belt, there was nobody there to sign it in. So he rolled it up, tucked it into his seabag and left the ship.
At the time a Singer was worth about $5,000. I showed him the blue book value and he was shocked. He figured it was worth $300-$500 and was very appreciative when I showed him the true value.
A Singer recently sold at auction for $165,000.