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Nate87
04-29-2011, 1:41 PM
Basically im jealous cuz some people have the BEST luck! My buddy just graduated the Q Course(Army SF) and got THIS as a gift from his dad. Its a WWI era Colt 1911 UNOPENED BRAND NEW IN BOX!! His dad got if from an estate sale. He bought a footlocker that was still locked and unopened for $500. When he got it home he opened it up went through all the random crap in it and at the bottom of it all was this! It was in the original box still wrapped and unopened in the wax paper! Its never been opened or fired and is in mint condition! WHAT A FIND!

Now, I'm not the type of person who has safe queens because i shoot and beat the hell out of all my guns. BUT, if this were my pistol, I'd make an exception. This is a piece of history in the greatest form. What he wants to do with it is take it with him overseas when he deploys with his SF team and "kill some sh*theads with it":eek:. So you can imagine my disappointment when i heard that. Knowing that its going to be beat up and dragged around as part of his kit just kills me. Of course i expressed my objections, but we'll see if he listens.

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics. Also should have gotten the serial number to see its production date.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w94/NateDogg8732/19112.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w94/NateDogg8732/19111.jpg

RealBarber
04-29-2011, 1:43 PM
damn, thats a find

makes me want the Colt ANVIII even more

chickenfried
04-29-2011, 1:45 PM
sounds like a pretty good plan to me :p. What he wants to do with it is take it with him overseas when he deploys with his SF team and "kill some sh*theads with it":eek:.

Themandalorian
04-29-2011, 1:47 PM
How much is one of those worth?

Nate87
04-29-2011, 1:48 PM
sounds like a pretty good plan to me :p

I agree! If i had two of them!

Nate87
04-29-2011, 1:51 PM
How much is one of those worth?

no idea. but i've seen great example of 96-99% old Colts and Remington Rands go for around $5K

BOFH
04-29-2011, 1:53 PM
Wow.

melman
04-29-2011, 1:56 PM
nice, very nice!

Sam
04-29-2011, 2:00 PM
He should keep that one in the safe and get a Wilson to drag around in the Middle East.

kmca
04-29-2011, 2:02 PM
Your buddy might consider writing to Colt to see if they have a historical service similar to S & W.

loose_electron
04-29-2011, 2:03 PM
Thats collector material!
Virgins bring a higher price, I would not shoot it, oil it and save it.

Nate87
04-29-2011, 2:14 PM
He should keep that one in the safe and get a Wilson to drag around in the Middle East.

Thats collector material!
Virgins bring a higher price, I would not shoot it, oil it and save it.

agree and agree!

Lead Waster
04-29-2011, 2:18 PM
It would probably actually have more value if he did indeed bring it overseas and it saw some actual action.

I mean, as it stands now, it's a product that was sold 100 years ago that is new in box ... no history except that it was one of many made back in the day. Bring it to war with you and that's another story. Not only that but ... go to war with a gun your Dad gave you for graduating your SF course, now that's something special to pass onto the kids.

But ... shoot, if he dropped it or otherwise lost it over there? That would suck. Also ... maybe he'd want a more reliable weapon with higher capacity?

GM4spd
04-29-2011, 2:24 PM
I believe that pistol is RECENT Colt production from the past few years. I believe
it is a "WK" or "WMK" serial # Colt. The "JMG" Military cartouche(above the mag button) is from the
1917 Colt inspector but I do not believe that pistol is from 1917. If it is actually a
200,000 serial numbered Colt from 1917 my apologies to the OP. Looking closer at
the grips,I'm convinced it is recent production--original grips from the period are
not the same checkering pattern. Pete

The EXACT pistol is in the FOR SALE section
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=422609

Mac Attack
04-29-2011, 2:32 PM
What an exciting find! I have seen real Colts sell in the $5,000 range and they were not as in excellent condition as that one. One with the original brown paper box with the right documentation could fetch double that. It looks brand new. So new that I wonder if it was one of the new Colt replica's they sold 5 years back. Colt used their old 1918 model specs to make those exact replica's and even went so far as to continue the serial numbering where the old one's left off.

Nate87
04-29-2011, 2:34 PM
It would probably actually have more value if he did indeed bring it overseas and it saw some actual action.

But ... shoot, if he dropped it or otherwise lost it over there? That would suck. Also ... maybe he'd want a more reliable weapon with higher capacity?

i guess it would depend on the item being sold. If it was this particular pistol then maybe it would be worth more if he saw action with it and actually popped a sh*thead with it if it didnt get damaged and was still in great shape.

I've seen items fetch a higer price when they've had a "confirm kill" because some people want that. I've also seen the opposite. I was at a gun store in North Carolina looking for a SA TRP 1911 w/ full rail and the guy said they just sold it for $500! The reason it was soo low was BECAUSE it had a kill on it. It was some security contractor's sidearm overseas & he got a kill with it and because of that no one wanted to buy it. So it sat there for about a year till they kept lowering the price and let it go for $500. Of course it sold a week before i stopped by.

evidens83
04-29-2011, 2:38 PM
Lucky!

Nate87
04-29-2011, 2:46 PM
I believe that pistol is RECENT Colt production from the past few years. I believe
it is a "WK" or "WMK" serial # Colt. The "JMG" Military cartouche(above the mag button) is from the
1917 Colt inspector but I do not believe that pistol is from 1917. If it is actually a
200,000 serial numbered Colt from 1917 my apologies to the OP. Pete

What an exciting find! I have seen real Colts sell in the $5,000 range and they were not as in excellent condition as that one. One with the original brown paper box with the right documentation could fetch double that. It looks brand new. So new that I wonder if it was one of the new Colt replica's they sold 5 years back. Colt used their old 1918 model specs to make those exact replica's and even went so far as to continue the serial numbering where the old one's left off.

I agree with both of you, it DOES look brand new. So new that it would lead you to believe its a reproduction. But i think this isnt the case here. IT still had the old box and wax paper. Did the reproductions come packaged the same way? The reason his dad even bought the footlocker/chest was because it was really old and antique. I guess the only way to find out is to ask him for the serial number.

Flyin Brian
04-29-2011, 2:49 PM
Hopefully he knows not to put a huge idiot scratch on it. That would suck.

BANG BANG
04-29-2011, 3:08 PM
this made my day !!!! nice find

RealBarber
04-29-2011, 3:12 PM
IT still had the old box and wax paper. Did the reproductions come packaged the same way?

yeah, the O1918's came with old school looking boxes and wax paper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jORS7CB0lhQ

MongooseV8
04-29-2011, 4:38 PM
Cool, he should cut the rear of the frame for a beavertail safety and convert it to 460 Rowland right away :p

Seriously though, thats a rad grad gift. But wouldnt you rather have something you could actually shoot a few thousand rounds through without regret?

Cyc Wid It
04-29-2011, 4:41 PM
Great, next thing you know someone's going to want to shoot IDPA with a Singer.

Kruzr
04-29-2011, 4:54 PM
If it has all the right proof marks he would be foolish to shoot that gun. It will not raise it's value. It's a 1911 not an A1 and NIB is pretty rare. It would be worth some bucks. He could easily buy 3 very nice semi-custom 1911's for what he could get for that gun in a collector's market.

HPGunner
04-29-2011, 4:56 PM
Judging by the comparison to the Hickok45 video it looks like a reproduction. I can't imagine the box would be like new if it was almost a 100 years old, unless it was in a vacuumed sealed case for the last 90 years.

ninjawho?
04-29-2011, 5:01 PM
shooting dumbsh1ts overseas...!!!!well thats what it was made for...more power to him....wasnt built to be put in a safe ....its like the dudes who race vintage classic racecars.....thats what they were made for....

kermitz
04-29-2011, 5:02 PM
Nice.

greybeard
04-29-2011, 5:28 PM
Is it my old eyes or it that a stainless or unfinish 1911.

glock7
04-29-2011, 5:32 PM
Thats collector material!
Virgins bring a higher price, I would not shoot it, oil it and save it.

^yup...though that would be great to shoot....

leoffensive
04-29-2011, 6:13 PM
yea definitely a repro

GW
04-29-2011, 6:36 PM
Even if it is a repro, A Colt for $500 is a great deal If its the real McCoy, then the op Should get it appraised and auction it off.
Buy a Wilson CQB for his trip overseas and maybe a new car with the proceeds.
Its not like its a family heirloom--His dad bought it at an estate sale.
Flog it off and have a nest egg for when he gets back
There are better guns to stake your life on than a 95 year old 1911.

JMHO

FCinCA
04-29-2011, 6:50 PM
Almost as good as winning the lotto.

sanjosebmx
04-29-2011, 7:35 PM
buy him a new 1911 for him to take overseas... and trade him.. get him what he wants .. Wilson combat? Tacticool? Whatever... but keep that thing NIB.

sequoia_nomad
04-29-2011, 7:41 PM
Absolutely gorgeous. That is a truly beautiful. Forget about monetary worth, is he aware of the historical value of this gun in it's present state? If I had ungodly wealth I would make him an offer he can't refuse, just to preserve the time-capsule significance of that wonderful firearm.

sequoia_nomad
04-29-2011, 7:47 PM
Wish we could see the box.

pyromensch
04-29-2011, 7:53 PM
If it has all the right proof marks he would be foolish to shoot that gun. It will not raise it's value. It's a 1911 not an A1 and NIB is pretty rare. It would be worth some bucks. He could easily buy 3 very nice semi-custom 1911's for what he could get for that gun in a collector's market.

exactly! buy him one to take overseas, and hold this one til he gets back.
trade him back when he returns

8200rpm
04-29-2011, 8:07 PM
NO HISTORY. ZERO. NADA. ZIP. ZILCH. FAIL. NO.

It's a modern reproduction. Epic thread.:p

You can see that the serial number ends in "W W I"

Just to top it off, it might be recalled as well...

http://www.coltsmfg.com/CustomerServices/RepairRefinish/RecallRequest.aspx

Here's more info on the reproduction...

http://ezine.m1911.org/ColtO1918.htm

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_141/products_id/53648

http://www.gunblast.com/Cumpston_Colt-WWI.htm

http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2008/03/paybacka-colt-ww1-1911.html

http://www.m1911.org/prodte29.htm

I have a Universal M1 Carbine that was used to kill Hitler. Other than that single round being fired, it's brand new.

Your friend or your friend's dad is pulling on some legs.

bombadillo
04-29-2011, 8:13 PM
Ooooh, looks like he bought a $1500 gun for $500 anyway. Still got a smoking deal either way so screw it. If its an original, for the love of god keep it here and go buy a colt XSE or something for the sandbox if he wants to shoot $*I*heads out there. More power to him for being out there in the sandbox in the first place.

8200rpm
04-29-2011, 8:20 PM
Ooooh, looks like he bought a $1500 gun for $500 anyway.

Bud's last price was $890. It's only worth $1500 to the Colt fan boys.

In any case, $500 for a $890+++ gun is still a damn good deal.

If he wants to play with it in the sandbox, he might be better off taking something that wasn't recalled.

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=261520

Chief-7700
04-29-2011, 8:26 PM
Check the serial number here:
http://www.proofhouse.com/

giants_fan24
04-29-2011, 8:35 PM
WOW I think I would have had a heart attack I'm I found that. Thats way cool!

Colt-45
04-29-2011, 10:00 PM
The Colt Rail gun would be good enough for me if I got to go to the sandbox and take my own gun. Lucky guy for being able to take his own gun.

Ubermcoupe
04-29-2011, 10:00 PM
Argue with him to put that one away and take something he wouldn't mind dragging to hell and back. I mean we are talking about a pristine COLT here... :D

Roddd
04-30-2011, 8:47 AM
Shoot it! It's a gun.

ZX-10R
04-30-2011, 3:35 PM
That is nice.

Army
04-30-2011, 6:43 PM
BTW, General Order #1 still stands, even for SF guys. No personal weapons in-country.

zinfull
04-30-2011, 6:47 PM
It does look like a 1917 transitional pistol but until serial numbers are disclosed it all speculation. It should have a JMG inspectors mark and a ser # range of 275000-290000

Hope for the best, but it does not look to good.

jerry

GunLover
04-30-2011, 6:49 PM
SCORE!!!

Mickey D
04-30-2011, 8:13 PM
The young man received a great gift of a Colt Reproduction.

I see the serial# ends in WWI. Besides the period correct H stamp mark at the rear of the frame above the firing pin stop, there will be a 1 stamped on the FP stop itself. The originals did not have the 1 stamp.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/MickeyD1/ColtWWIFPstop.jpg


Here's mine I paid $1050 a few months ago.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/MickeyD1/ColtO1918h.jpg

BOFH
04-30-2011, 8:19 PM
I take back my 'wow' and replace it with a 'cool'.

Justintoxicated
04-30-2011, 8:48 PM
He bought a shoe store?

760knox
04-30-2011, 8:52 PM
Shwing!

m1a1driver
05-01-2011, 2:12 AM
Yup, the WWI suffix to the serial # is a dead giveaway. Its a new colt repro, however it is still a colt though and for $500 that is one heck of a deal!

MrOrange
05-01-2011, 10:06 AM
BTW, General Order #1 still stands, even for SF guys. No personal weapons in-country.
There's always some guy trying to add rationality to a discussion...:eek:

I know at the 2d/75th, once upon a time, the stop at the arms room on the way out was pretty much a formality.


I'm afraid to ask about the legality of acquiring a handgun in this manner, so I won't.
(I sure as hell would if I were the finder, however.)

Jimmy310
05-01-2011, 10:15 AM
It would probably actually have more value if he did indeed bring it overseas and it saw some actual action.

I mean, as it stands now, it's a product that was sold 100 years ago that is new in box ... no history except that it was one of many made back in the day. Bring it to war with you and that's another story. Not only that but ... go to war with a gun your Dad gave you for graduating your SF course, now that's something special to pass onto the kids.

But ... shoot, if he dropped it or otherwise lost it over there? That would suck. Also ... maybe he'd want a more reliable weapon with higher capacity?

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQlnsTLHVQe__PorEWegKmGrdUY_JKMZ Pt5hFnyoqoujXDWIlLQ&t=1

Sikhawk
05-01-2011, 1:01 PM
this isn't actually a O1918 reproduction... its a O1911 reproduction of the world war 1 model. Colt initially made the O1911 (about 4000) with a carbona blue finish and WMK serial numbers. Demand was high, so they made another run of world war 1 repro's. However, they couldn't afford to reproduce the costly carbona blue and switched to the conventional dark bluing. The newer ones are the O1918 Black Army reproductions and are easier to find. These black army models ended with serial numbers WWI.
Heres the difference
Left - Black Army O1918 (WWI)
Right - Carbona Blue O1911 (WMK)
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/8902/1961t.jpg (http://img571.imageshack.us/i/1961t.jpg/)
Top - Carbona Blue O1911 (WMK)
Bottom - Black Army O1918 (WWI)
http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/8123/ww1sbr.jpg (http://img845.imageshack.us/i/ww1sbr.jpg/)


The Carbona Blue O1911 (WMK's) are more rare and harder to find NIB. The Black Army O1918's (WWI's) are easier to find NIB, a couple have popped up on calguns.
The OP's first picture shows a K at the very end of the serial number so its a O1911. I'm impressed nonetheless, they are impossible to find in cali because they are off-roster.

Bobby Hated
05-01-2011, 3:44 PM
god bless him, god bless that gun, and god bless america.

if he gets deployed let him do whatever the damn he wants with it. be a shame for it not to have some kills on it.

let thos skinnies have it!

Jeepers
05-01-2011, 4:03 PM
not to rain on anyone parade , but is it legal to "find" a pistol ?

what if it is stolen, and he is caught with it ?..

way cool find, but it would worry me without knowing the answers to those questions ....

SAR_boats
05-01-2011, 4:41 PM
maybe he'd want a more reliable weapon with higher capacity?

fail

gun505
05-01-2011, 6:04 PM
Very Nice!

sanjosebmx
05-01-2011, 8:28 PM
well if it is just a repro, I guess go for it, blast away...


I'd love a Colt 1911.. any Colt 1911

Mickey D
05-01-2011, 9:36 PM
this isn't actually a O1918 reproduction... its a O1911 reproduction of the world war 1 model. Colt initially made the O1911 (about 4000) with a carbona blue finish and WMK serial numbers. Demand was high, so they made another run of world war 1 repro's. However, they couldn't afford to reproduce the costly carbona blue and switched to the conventional dark bluing. The newer ones are the O1918 Black Army reproductions and are easier to find. These black army models ended with serial numbers WWI.
Heres the difference
Left - Black Army O1918 (WWI)
Right - Carbona Blue O1911 (WMK)
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/8902/1961t.jpg (http://img571.imageshack.us/i/1961t.jpg/)
Top - Carbona Blue O1911 (WMK)
Bottom - Black Army O1918 (WWI)
http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/8123/ww1sbr.jpg (http://img845.imageshack.us/i/ww1sbr.jpg/)


The Carbona Blue O1911 (WMK's) are more rare and harder to find NIB. The Black Army O1918's (WWI's) are easier to find NIB, a couple have popped up on calguns.
The OP's first picture shows a K at the very end of the serial number so its a O1911. I'm impressed nonetheless, they are impossible to find in cali because they are off-roster.

Well we know it's a repro, but I still believe it's an o1918, as I see a suffix of WWI


http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/MickeyD1/Colt1911w-1-1-1.jpg

Munk
05-01-2011, 9:45 PM
Bud's last price was $890. It's only worth $1500 to the Colt fan boys.

In any case, $500 for a $890+++ gun is still a damn good deal.

If he wants to play with it in the sandbox, he might be better off taking something that wasn't recalled.

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=261520

don't forget: That 500$ got him the gun, the box, the footlocker, and all the other junk within. Great deal on a gun that's probably worth using (not sure how this repro stacks up against other 1911's for real world use).

Also: Saw one guy post about a recall... definitely worth checking into.

Sikhawk
05-02-2011, 7:00 AM
iono it looks more like a K, CMON OP TELL US WHICH IT IS!!!!!

Mickey D
05-02-2011, 11:27 AM
iono it looks more like a K, CMON OP TELL US WHICH IT IS!!!!!

:D:D:D Inquiring minds "need" to know. :confused: :D

WilliamAnderson
05-02-2011, 11:44 AM
Hahaha lol. Kinda kill the thread

Nate87
05-02-2011, 12:34 PM
Sorry gents, been away the past few days. But at this point im going to assume its also a reproduction. I dont know nearly as much information as the members on this forum about this particular pistol so i was hoping to also get some insight on it. Thanks for all the information and help thats been provided thus far. Again, it is not me who owns the pistol. It belongs to a friend. I asked him to provide a serial number to put this thread to rest. But him having the job he has, is away at training and will be for some time. When and if he ever gets me that informations I'll be sure to post it, and also break the news to him whether good or bad. At this point it seems to be one of those "to good to be true" situations. On the bright side, if it turns out to be a reproduction i would'nt feel so bad about him shooting and beating the crap out of it. Either way, it was a sweet find. Thanks again Calgunners.

Consider this thread dead. :18:

Chief-7700
05-16-2011, 7:23 PM
sounds like the buyer bypassed the DROS process... you better go to the police department and register ownership of the pistol.

Why? What is the local Police Department going to do? Better off using the CA-DOJ forms.

Nate87
05-16-2011, 7:31 PM
The owner and pistol are not in California. So there is no need to fret.

camron882
05-17-2011, 7:16 AM
maybe its different for army but ive read and heard its CO descretion on personal side arms in combat

ricky s
05-23-2011, 9:31 PM
You guys should remember, "It's only new ONCE". It may be real or a repro, but it's only new once! THAT is the value. NIB means just that.

Lead Waster
05-24-2011, 11:34 AM
fail

Wow, really? Why is it a troll or fail? You want to take a possibly 100 year old pistol that you found in a box and have not shot to a war zone? You wouldn't want more than 7 rounds?

Explain the fail/troll please. I mean, if you really prefer 7 rounds to 12+ I find that hard to believe. I'm not bagging on 1911's I'm saying would you possibly trust your life to something you found at an estate sale that could be 100 years old? It's not like it's a custom 1911.

And OK, it's been established that it's a reproduction, and also that you aren't allowed to take it with you. But still, my intention was NOT to troll. You troll hunters are too anxious.

Lead Waster
05-24-2011, 11:36 AM
Hahaha lol. Kinda kill the thread

Well, it's still true that he found a pistol in a box he paid $75 for, that is completely awesome anyway you slice it.

Anchors
05-24-2011, 12:05 PM
BTW, General Order #1 still stands, even for SF guys. No personal weapons in-country.

Really? Even for the SF guys? I guess that makes sense just to keep with uniformity/ammo availability.
I wouldn't think there would be a lot of .45 ACP laying around in Afghanistan if you brought your 1911 haha.

Well, it's still true that he found a pistol in a box he paid $75 for, that is completely awesome anyway you slice it.

He said they paid $500 for the box and it is a $1,000 give or take pistol.
Still a good deal, but not amazing.
I knew it was too good to be true.
A perfect 1911 in that condition would be worth more than my car, I believe.

RealBarber
05-24-2011, 12:12 PM
He said they paid $500 for the box and it is a $1,000 give or take pistol.
Still a good deal, but not amazing.

yeah, good luck finding a O1918 for $1000

what you think its worth and what they actually cost are two different things, especially since they only made 4000

heres one on gunbroker for $1900
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=231381391

shansei arsenal
05-24-2011, 12:44 PM
since we're talking about old 1911's here, I'm confused on the black/bluing.
Has mime been re-blued some time ago?
(see pic)
a little history of the gun. My Uncle took it to the Normandy invasion with him and when he got back, he gave it to my grandfather. Many years later, it was given to me and yes, it does see rage time about three or four times a year.

762.DEFENSE
05-24-2011, 12:48 PM
:thumbsup:

jermzzzzzzz
05-24-2011, 1:08 PM
BTW, General Order #1 still stands, even for SF guys. No personal weapons in-country.

There are ways around that.

Lead Waster
05-24-2011, 1:59 PM
since we're talking about old 1911's here, I'm confused on the black/bluing.
Has mime been re-blued some time ago?
(see pic)
a little history of the gun. My Uncle took it to the Normandy invasion with him and when he got back, he gave it to my grandfather. Many years later, it was given to me and yes, it does see rage time about three or four times a year.

That gun has "Awesome" written all over it! Lucky guy! And awesome that your uncle made it back from Normandy too!

Astig Boy
05-24-2011, 3:51 PM
This is still a cool story regardless if we all found out it was a repro 1911. Who here has ever gotten a cool *** Colt 1911 for a grad gift from their dad?! He gets the best dad of the year award for that!

Any hoot. Lets just say this was the real McCoy Colt 1911. I know many have said, "tuck it away and never shoot it"...and for sure never take it on tour to the sandbox! But I really beg to differ. What adds value to the original Colts(that were Military Issued) is the fact they have war history attached to it. To take an original 100 year old Army issued Colt and bring it back in to service will IMO add more value to the gun. That is "honest" use...and not bubba'd trashing of a historical firearm. How many firearms out there would be able to say they were issued in WWI 1918 and served and protected this country all the way up to Iraq/Afgan 2011.
Now, If I went out and bought a original Colt for $5k for myself...in reality, that is the guns worth to to me only and the gun/1911 world; it would hold zero value to my family, unless I past it on...but even then the gun sitting in my safe never added historical value. BUT, considering if a father gave a son a original Colt, that alone is grounds for being a family heirloom. That it self is worth more than a measly $5k...it is priceless within the family. And to know that this particular firearm went to serve and protect me while at war, adds even more value within my own family. Who cares what the gun/1911 community says...screw them...$5k is really nothing when you are talking an old weapon a father hands over to his son in order to protect him...that has a symbolic meaning and it becomes priceless to the family. Do you think the guys father gave it to him just so he can sell it in the future?...I wouldn't think so.

shansei arsenal
05-24-2011, 4:10 PM
Check the serial number here:
http://www.proofhouse.com/
by the website, looks like mime is trully WW1 production.
1917-1918 217387 223952 Colt 1918: 217801 - 223952 6,566

Anchors
05-24-2011, 4:52 PM
yeah, good luck finding a O1918 for $1000

what you think its worth and what they actually cost are two different things, especially since they only made 4000

heres one on gunbroker for $1900
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=231381391
:rolleyes:
My point is that it wasn't a $75 crate like the poster I quoted said it was and the 1911 wasn't a possibly $5k+ gun (real 100% MINT condition 1918 Colt).


since we're talking about old 1911's here, I'm confused on the black/bluing.
Has mime been re-blued some time ago?
(see pic)
a little history of the gun. My Uncle took it to the Normandy invasion with him and when he got back, he gave it to my grandfather. Many years later, it was given to me and yes, it does see rage time about three or four times a year.

So awesome!

by the website, looks like mime is trully WW1 production.

No question about that.

fullrearview
05-24-2011, 5:24 PM
Shoot it... It was meant to be shot.