WW I standard military issue 1911

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Ljose003, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Ljose003

    Ljose003 New Member

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    My grandfather passed two years ago and recently my father came back from Washington state with my grandfathers standard issue military 1911 .45 pistol. I took the gun to my local gun shop and I had the gunsmith take a look at the gun. After he told me that it was in perfect shape and I shot it a few times he informed me that the gun was a WW I standard issue that was refurbished and put back into use in WW II. That is when my grandfather used it. Is this possible or true? I dont have the gun on me but I would be able to provide serial numbers if that helps. And is there a value anyone can put on it?
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    The gun sounds priceless to me.
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Its very possible :)
    Tell us about markings or better yet post gud pics----
    As to value all i can say is i doubt i could afford it :eek:
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    price depends on condition. re-arsenaled by the military doesnt degrade the value much. rearsenaled colts can run from 1000-2500$ less if condition is really poor. if it still has the original ww1 bluing it can increase value. just depends.
     
  5. Quentin

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    The true value is as a family heirloom. Don't even think of selling it, your father should pass it on to you only when you're mature enough to respect his and your grandfather's wishes, and that's probably to pass it on to your son who will hopefully understand all this. This is definitely a safe queen. Pictures would be nice!
     
  6. Ljose003

    Ljose003 New Member

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    Well I wouldn't just go running aroun telling people about how nature they are. Value is just for curiosity you lame duck. But as soon as I get home I will take pictures from the outside and broken down
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Wow- Why be rude to those answering a question you asked :confused:
    Forget that I asked for pics----------------
     
  8. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Well that was mature. Lol
     
  9. Ljose003

    Ljose003 New Member

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    Haha I thought it was funny and I'm not being rude to those answering my question. Just one person.
     
  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    One too many IMO -
    I can make better use of my time & I bet Quentin can too----