What I think we have here is a troll. With a name like "nutsfor1911" I would tend to believe he knows what he has and the value for that condition, 3G's for pristine. That number would put it around early 1918.
The picture clearly shows SN 28900x as he claims and as Flintrock suggests, that puts the manufacture date between 1915 and 1918 and it is a Colt SN. What's the problem?..im only kidding,,you gave $750.00 you paid $650.00 to much
Why?????because its a COPY,they are doing it in the gun-world
..think about that awhile....LOL..