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morrcarr67
12-24-2010, 7:55 AM
Just checked this morning and that One of A Kind Colt 1911 (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=206871796) is over $31,000.

28 Days to go on bidding. How much do you think it will go for?

I posted this 3 days ago and it's now at $65,000

Seems to be slowing down a little. A little under $68k with a little over 24 days to go.

With a little over 3 weeks to go it is at $71,000

The new year has brought new bidding. We are now looking at over $82,000

Only 3 days left and still under $83,000

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i461/morrcarr67/pix923366090.jpg

Oceanbob
12-24-2010, 8:03 AM
She's beautiful...I would guess $40,000.

xibunkrlilkidsx
12-24-2010, 8:07 AM
That is sexy. i like it alot of the commemerative guns seem to be a little over the top tacky but that one is exactly what you think of for a 1911.

Simple, Clean, Professional,

bjl333
12-24-2010, 9:22 AM
Crap ... I got outbid !!! :p

nosuchagency
12-24-2010, 9:42 AM
best of both worlds - an investment that provides utility under dire circumstances. owner inflicts an idiot mark, they're obligated to commit hari kari on the spot.

morrcarr67
12-24-2010, 10:05 AM
Crap ... I got outbid !!! :p

I hate when that happens. :cool2:

Cnynrat
12-24-2010, 10:09 AM
Crap ... I got outbid !!! :p

You have a month to go still!

Marlin Hunter
12-24-2010, 10:31 AM
The bad thing is that even if you win it can't be shipped to California: It isn't on the roster.

fennecfrank
12-24-2010, 11:30 AM
I think it will hit the $100,000 by the time the auction ends

AJAX22
12-24-2010, 11:36 AM
Tastefully engraved (except for the 1911-2011, 100 years at Americas side)

It has very nice understated embelidhments

Swoop
12-24-2010, 11:36 AM
wow

hcbr
12-24-2010, 12:26 PM
Crap ... I got outbid !!! :p


LOL Bjl333, if you have that much cash, how about a x-mas present ;-)

Heiko
12-24-2010, 1:31 PM
Darn it! I went to click the "buy it now" button but there isn't one. Oh well. Back to debating about Kimber vs. Colt vs. Springfield vs. RIA. :D

morrcarr67
12-24-2010, 3:14 PM
The bad thing is that even if you win it can't be shipped to California: It isn't on the roster.

It is a C&R by definition and roster exempt. :D Start bidding!

fennecfrank
12-24-2010, 3:46 PM
It is a C&R by definition and roster exempt. :D Start bidding!

that's right. check out the following from http://www.calgunlaws.com/index.php/topic-summaries/506-a-brief-explanation-of-antique-curio-and-relic-firearms.html


Under federal law, "curios or relics" are defined as any firearms that:

are of special interest to collectors by reason of some quality other than is associated with firearms intended for sporting use or as offensive or defensive weapons. To be recognized as "curios or relics," firearms must fall within one of the following categories:

(a) Firearms which were manufactured at least 50 years prior to the current date, but not including replicas thereof;

(b) Firearms which are certified by the curator of a municipal, State, or Federal museum which exhibits firearms to be "curios or relics" of museum interest; and

(c) Any other firearms which derive a substantial part of their monetary value from the fact that they are novel, rare, bizarre, or because of their association with some historical figure, period, or event. Proof of qualification of a particular firearm under this category may be established by evidence of present value and evidence that like firearms are not available except as collector's items, or that the value of like firearms available in ordinary commercial channels is substantially less."

jak77
12-24-2010, 4:23 PM
Dayum! Its at 46k now

only10x
12-24-2010, 4:33 PM
If I had the big bucks I would deff bid, though not so much for the pistol (since no one in their right mind would shoot it) but for the tour package, Anniversary ceremonies, Meeting the armorers/engraver!s :D

Can't buy anything here
12-24-2010, 4:43 PM
Very tasteful...not like the one in American Rifleman this month...yuck!

NRAhighpowershooter
12-24-2010, 4:53 PM
with the kind of $$$$$$$$$$ being spent by who ever wins this piece.. you'd think the seller would give free shipping! :cool2:

858casper858
12-24-2010, 5:03 PM
Oh my, that's more than our 2 trucks combined! :eek:

Cyc Wid It
12-24-2010, 7:06 PM
Haven't Singers gone for more than this?

1911Operator
12-24-2010, 9:13 PM
The only way id pay that mush would be if that was the gun that hitler killed himself with.

bsg
12-24-2010, 9:38 PM
current bid is $50,025.00

battleship
12-24-2010, 9:57 PM
Gun broker, hmm whats the rule if the buyer backs out after winning.

bsg
12-25-2010, 4:24 AM
$50.075.00 is the current bid.

fennecfrank
12-25-2010, 7:55 AM
from the speed of this.....I change my opinion....this wil go beyond $100,000

morrcarr67
12-25-2010, 8:31 AM
from the speed of this.....I change my opinion....this wil go beyond $100,000

I originally guessed $50k. Man was I wrong.:p

Can't buy anything here
12-25-2010, 12:59 PM
Cant wait until the buyer gets it and asks on a forum if it's okay to shoot third party steel jacketed reloads in it...

dascoyne
12-25-2010, 1:06 PM
Yeah, I'd bid on it but they're charging $50.00 for shipping .... sheesh!:p

bjl333
12-25-2010, 1:48 PM
LOL Bjl333, if you have that much cash, how about a x-mas present ;-)

hahaha !!! Merry Christmas H. !!! I am all the way on the bottom of bidding. :p:D nothing in 5 digits ...

morrcarr67
12-25-2010, 3:18 PM
hahaha !!! Merry Christmas H. !!! I am all the way on the bottom of bidding. :p:D nothing in 5 digits ...

Unless you count the two after the decimal point :43:

bjl333
12-25-2010, 3:33 PM
Unless you count the two after the decimal point :43:

Yeap !!! :D

bsg
12-25-2010, 4:56 PM
hope the current bidder isn't sweating bullets; his bid has held strong for half a day....

UserM4
12-25-2010, 5:08 PM
Some Mexican drug lord will win it for like $2.5 million. Watch and see.

kahai808
12-25-2010, 5:37 PM
it's over 55k now!

morrcarr67
12-25-2010, 6:47 PM
it's over 55k now!

Crazy :notworthy:

bsg
12-25-2010, 7:25 PM
$58,525.00 and rising....

fennecfrank
12-25-2010, 9:34 PM
$58,575 now.....

WDE91
12-25-2010, 9:38 PM
good lord this thing is a hair under $60k and there are 26 days left
this thing is headed sky high

CA Gun Laws Suck
12-25-2010, 10:02 PM
It was 10-15k cheaper a day or two this is gonna top 100k for sure. 1k per year for 100 years!!!

chim-chim7
12-26-2010, 4:26 AM
What makes this Colt so special that it's value is screaming over $55K. I understand it's a model 0, but it's not a rare pistol, other than the serial number and the engraving is not that special. It's the only one Colt is going to make, their are tons of custom 1911's that have one off engraving. Just because it's engraved at Colt, it still cost them less than $300 to make. They should have a whole clan of one off pistols, they could make a killing. Why sell 10,000 guns when you can sell a handful with the same profit. Think about the depreciation of that pistol. I bet it would sell at an auction for a small fraction of that price, in about 5 years from now.

morrcarr67
12-26-2010, 6:57 AM
It was 10-15k cheaper a day or two this is gonna top 100k for sure. 1k per year for 100 years!!!

That sounds about right. :D

morrcarr67
12-26-2010, 5:38 PM
It was 10-15k cheaper a day or two this is gonna top 100k for sure. 1k per year for 100 years!!!

It has gone up $34,000 in 3 days and there are still over 25 days to go. Do I hear $150,000?

RollingCode3
12-26-2010, 5:46 PM
Why would you want to pay that kind of money for ONE handgun? WHY? Call me crazy but with that amount, I can buy as many handguns as I want.

dascoyne
12-26-2010, 5:55 PM
If I were someone like, say, Steven Spielberg I wouldn't sweat dropping $150,000 for a one-of-a-kind pistol if the proceeds were going to a good cause - even if I didn't think it was a good investment.

morrcarr67
12-26-2010, 7:03 PM
If I were someone like, say, Steven Spielberg I wouldn't sweat dropping $150,000 for a one-of-a-kind pistol if the proceeds were going to a good cause - even if I didn't think it was a good investment.

Yup, I was just talking to the wife about this. If I had unlimited funds I would not care. But, sadly I do not. I will just have watch and shake my head at the end of the auction.

den888
12-26-2010, 7:24 PM
65K, crazy!

ALSystems
12-27-2010, 9:05 AM
$67,000 now, unbelievable!

This Colt is worth more than several entire gun collections put together.

dascoyne
12-27-2010, 9:59 AM
$67,000 now, unbelievable!

This Colt is worth more than several entire gun collections put together."Worth" is highly subjective. Commemorative pieces tend to make poor investments as they tend to actually depreciate in value.

liketoshoot
12-27-2010, 10:27 AM
I'd want to shoot it so it's not worth more then 1500.00 to me

Fishslayer
12-27-2010, 10:47 AM
Why would you want to pay that kind of money for ONE handgun? WHY? Call me crazy but with that amount, I can buy as many handguns as I want.

Anybody paying that kind of coin CAN have all the handguns he/she wants, and they want THIS one.

Auctions are funny. Sometimes it just turns into a "mine's bigger than yours" contest & "value" and "worth" fly out the window. The people bidding on this don't really care how much it costs, I think.

morrcarr67
12-28-2010, 8:54 AM
Slowing down a little. Not quite to $68k yet.

1911_sfca
12-28-2010, 2:39 PM
Me likey. Wish I had a hundred grand sitting around...

morrcarr67
12-28-2010, 3:07 PM
Me likey. Wish I had a hundred grand sitting around...

Me too :43:

jeff762
12-28-2010, 3:07 PM
it is beautiful, looks like a pistol gen patton would have proud to own.

but the state probably wouldn't allow it the be shipped here due to the ivory grips.

GMG
12-28-2010, 6:37 PM
$69,075.00 Now.:eek:

Ltfive
12-28-2010, 6:38 PM
How many times are you going to change the title? :toetap:

Vanilla Gorilla
12-28-2010, 6:44 PM
now if only i could come up with over 70 grand lol

kahai808
12-28-2010, 7:08 PM
I really couldnt see myself spending that. I would want to shoot it

morrcarr67
12-28-2010, 7:11 PM
How many times are you going to change the title? :toetap:

I don't know. Every couple of days when the price jumps up again. :rofl2:

dunndeal
12-28-2010, 7:56 PM
over 3 weeks to go. the guys with the serious cash are hanging back so they don't bid against themselves in the long run.

xibunkrlilkidsx
12-28-2010, 9:08 PM
69,125 now.


with the kind of $$$$$$$$$$ being spent by who ever wins this piece.. you'd think the seller would give free shipping! :cool2:

LOL. cheap SOB

If I had the big bucks I would deff bid, though not so much for the pistol (since no one in their right mind would shoot it) but for the tour package, Anniversary ceremonies, Meeting the armorers/engraver!s :D

That would be awesome tog o and see. love watching machinery and man make something beautiful. And to get to see them engrave your gun would be amazing. great mastery in that work.

over 3 weeks to go. the guys with the serious cash are hanging back so they don't bid against themselves in the long run.

seriously i would expect the big jumps to hit few days before end. Peaking within a couple hours before ending.

RTE
12-28-2010, 9:24 PM
Very Nice
but Way Way out of my price range.

View Counter shows
This auction has been viewed 71257 times.

Wonder if the bid price will reach the viewer numbers.

morrcarr67
12-29-2010, 6:51 AM
Very Nice
but Way Way out of my price range.

View Counter shows
This auction has been viewed 71257 times.

Wonder if the bid price will reach the viewer numbers.

The bid price will surely out do the view counter. :D

kahai808
12-29-2010, 9:45 AM
its already over 70k

brassburnz
12-29-2010, 9:55 AM
Hopefully whoever buys it will put it in the Gene Autry Museum so I can see it in person!

tbhracing
12-29-2010, 10:19 AM
where did the link go???

morrcarr67
12-29-2010, 11:05 AM
where did the link go???

It's on page one. But here it is again (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=206871796).

BTW it's over $70,000 now.

tbhracing
12-29-2010, 11:19 AM
Thanks. It was gone from the OP earlier today.

sindominator
12-29-2010, 7:48 PM
The only thing holding me back is that cheap-o cardboard box. The display case is nice and all but common, a cheezy stamp on the box with typewriter font blaaah. The cool thing is that you get to go the Colt Factory, get a few pics and autographs + dinner with Colt's higher powers.

"And the winning bid goes to username: ChapoGUZMAN." LOLOL 75K to this guy is like $7.50 for him. Pocket change.

-gus

MarioS
12-29-2010, 9:46 PM
Maybe I just don't understand but I'd rather have a new Stang 5.0 in my driveway. Maybe I'm nuts.

morrcarr67
12-30-2010, 6:50 AM
Maybe I just don't understand but I'd rather have a new Stang 5.0 in my driveway. Maybe I'm nuts.

For what this is going for you could get a Vette :cool2:

morrcarr67
12-31-2010, 7:39 AM
Over $71,000 with 3 weeks to go.

fennecfrank
12-31-2010, 11:43 AM
I like gns, but......spending this much, I rather get a Porsche 911. Again, people who bid now, are those top company executives, multi-million company owners, etc.

this for sure will go beyond 100,000

morrcarr67
01-01-2011, 12:30 PM
:party:

The new year has brought new bidding. We are now looking at over $82,000

kahai808
01-01-2011, 12:34 PM
its gonna hit 100k easy

battleship
01-01-2011, 12:39 PM
Makes me wonder what sort of gun collections the people bidding on this 1911 already have, must be something amazing.

morrcarr67
01-01-2011, 12:39 PM
be sure to check out these 1911's (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=209363448) too.

caoboy
01-01-2011, 2:23 PM
I wonder if people are shill bidding?

Mael
01-01-2011, 7:31 PM
Why would you want to pay that kind of money for ONE handgun? WHY? Call me crazy but with that amount, I can buy as many handguns as I want.

People aren't bidding on a handgun to actually shoot, it's an investment. I doubt the winning bidder will ever put a single round through it. The money spent won't seem so crazy if they can sell it for double the purchase price in a couple of years.

Cyc Wid It
01-01-2011, 8:04 PM
So almost halfway to a Singer?

Marlin Hunter
01-01-2011, 8:05 PM
Makes me wonder what sort of gun collections the people bidding on this 1911 already have, must be something amazing.

I am sure this auction is worldwide. Some Arab sheik is probably bidding on it. Expect your gas to go up so he can pay for it.

Omil
01-06-2011, 8:27 PM
Anyone from Calguns bidding?

jackandblood
01-06-2011, 8:48 PM
Doubt it. That income bracket sits atop hotels sipping grey goose. Man that thing is rolling.

FatalKitty
01-06-2011, 8:52 PM
it will end up in some Drug Cartel Boss' belt

morrcarr67
01-07-2011, 6:42 AM
Kind of surprised that it hasn't moved much in the last few days. Only about $500.

morrcarr67
01-11-2011, 6:20 AM
Only 10 days left and we still haven't gotten out of the $82,000 level. I wonder if it will make the $100,000 mark?

kahai808
01-11-2011, 6:34 AM
Looks like its pretty much staying around 82k.

morrcarr67
01-14-2011, 5:09 PM
Still hasn't broken the $83,000 mark and only a week to go.

bjl333
01-14-2011, 5:20 PM
Its slowing down tho .... s l o w i n g d o w n ..........

BillCA
01-15-2011, 1:58 AM
I'll point out that it's an actual 1911 (WW-I) model and not a 1911A1.
That means it is somewhat different than buying a run-of-the-mill expensive combat gun from Ed Brown or Wilson and having it engraved.

Yes, it's tasteful and handsomely done in an understated way.
Worth $82,000? The value of a thing is what someone is willing to pay for it.
For that kind of money, I'd rather have an Aston-Martin DB-9 as my daily driver. :rolleyes: Or 70 very nice Colt 1911's (the other $8k for a safe to hold them!)

morrcarr67
01-15-2011, 6:45 AM
I'll point out that it's an actual 1911 (WW-I) model and not a 1911A1.
That means it is somewhat different than buying a run-of-the-mill expensive combat gun from Ed Brown or Wilson and having it engraved.

Yes, it's tasteful and handsomely done in an understated way.
Worth $82,000? The value of a thing is what someone is willing to pay for it.
For that kind of money, I'd rather have an Aston-Martin DB-9 as my daily driver. :rolleyes: Or 70 very nice Colt 1911's (the other $8k for a safe to hold them!)

That sounds good. I've always wanted an Aston. Almost bought a 1967 DB6 years ago, bought a new Mustang GT instead.

morrcarr67
01-18-2011, 6:07 AM
Well with just over 3 Days to go we are still under the $83,000 mark. Has this finally maxed out?

peter95
01-18-2011, 10:22 AM
wow..... it looks nice, but i'd rather build a collection... =)

rojocorsa
01-18-2011, 3:00 PM
I'd carry it and shoot it. Not interested in paper weights.


I agree with Ajax 22 (on the first page of this thread he said that "100 years @ America's side" thing looks tacky. I mean, you never see anything like that on other fine engraved guns.)


Now that I think about it, that pistol doesn't seem so expensive compared to some of the most exclusive Italian shotguns out there. (Think Fabbri and Piotti and such).

Mikeb
01-18-2011, 3:13 PM
I would but if it is a Colt it's series 80 and I don't like the firing pin block. Nice box though.
Springfield for the win...
Mike

jackandblood
01-18-2011, 3:32 PM
haha ya it damn well better be a nice box. who else thinks the thing SHOULD be fired? not alot but just enough to get her settled then clean her up and display. Way I see it Colt makes the best of the best, the steel in that gun is like the steel in a Katana. Its a material that has to go through extreme heat, extreme conditions and made with the greatest of care. For me, that means metal has taken on a soul of its own. Its earned its strength by enduring the worst, much like our service men and women. That thing aint just a hunk of metal. It wants to be fired.


Man why the hell did i just get all philosophical. IDK. :shrug:

morrcarr67
01-22-2011, 8:30 AM
I really thought it would go for more.