1911 Query

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Cheeseman, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Cheeseman

    Cheeseman New Member

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    Prolley a dumb question, but a friend has a 1937 Remington made 1911 in 98% shape. Anyone have a ballpark guess worth?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Around $1000 but some people would ask over $2k.
     

  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Depends on the gun, it's history, if it has all it's original parts, ect.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    that sounds like a parts gun value 500-700 if in very good condition. im pretty sure remington did not make 1911's in 1937. remington started making them in 1943.

    its very common to find remington rand slides on colt frames. these, and other combinations, are parts guns and are shooters as they have zero collector value.

    colt production serials run in these blocks for 1937 710001-711606 and 712350and712349

    source https://www.gun-data.com/colt_1911_1937_1945.htm
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Documentation goes a long way in determining value.

    If could have been arsenal rebuilt with different parts.
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    That happened a lot between during and after ww2. Those are still just shooters no collector value unless its a singer part on the gun. But pretty much all of that is fake.

    People do recreate 100% original guns of all military issue types but doing that is normally more than the collector value is worth. The folks that do that generally do it as a labor of love not to make money since gathering the original parts one at a time isn't cheap
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2013
  7. Cheeseman

    Cheeseman New Member

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