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Old 09-13-2019, 2:29 PM
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Hey everyone,


Finally pulled the trigger and bought my first US property marked 1911, and it was a Colt!

I know its an Augusta Armory refinish and based on Colt's serial number look up it was manufactured in 1914.


Any experts out there that can tell me anything I might not be seeing or knowing.
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Old 09-13-2019, 2:53 PM
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Send it to me for extensive study and test firing.
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Old 09-13-2019, 3:05 PM
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I'm afraid my knowledge base on this type of firearm is deficient. As per your photo, does it really have to be shot upside down?

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Congratulations OP! May it be accurate and bring you many years of joy!!
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Old 09-13-2019, 3:08 PM
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Haha, I didn't notice that one was upside down until after it posted! My bad.

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I'm afraid my knowledge base on this type of firearm is deficient. As per your photo, does it really have to be shot upside down?

Congratulations OP! May it be accurate and bring you many years of joy!!
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Old 09-13-2019, 5:15 PM
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If my eyes do not deceive me, your gun was not made by Colt, rather it was made under license by Springfield Armory probably sometime around the middle of 1916. Easy to tell because of the flaming bomb on the frame just below the magazine release and you are in luck as the slide is also a Springfield.

Serial numbers for Springfield 1911's range from 72,572 to 133,186 and were produced from April 1914 to April 1917.

Edited to add: I have a Springfield 1911 that was made in 1914. Yours is in much better condition than mine.....

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^ great eye there.

http://proofhouse.com/colt/

OP very nice looking pistol for an old timer
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Old 09-13-2019, 5:40 PM
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May we ask what you paid? It had to be an expensive pistol. I was recently offered a 1919 Colt USGI in lesser condition and not rearsenaled for $2500. Yours is a really nice pistol!
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Old 09-13-2019, 5:48 PM
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May we ask what you paid? It had to be an expensive pistol. I was recently offered a 1919 Colt USGI in lesser condition and not rearsenaled for $2500. Yours is a really nice pistol!
1911's in original condition usually command more than one that has been through a arsenal refurbishment.
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Old 09-13-2019, 5:58 PM
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The flaming bombs did have me questioning some things since I know that is typically Springfield armory’s emblem, but the slide being marked colt co, and the serial number pulling under colts website as a 1914 manufactured had me confused.


As for price, I got the 1911, a Hk p7M13 with original box matching its serial number, with manual and mags for $6200 all together.
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Old 09-13-2019, 6:02 PM
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If I had to break the package down, I would say I paid somewhere around $2700 for the 1911
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Old 09-13-2019, 6:17 PM
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P7M13 is worth more than $4000 every day, so you got that for $2000!
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Nice deal. Here's a pic of the one I was offered for 2.5k. It has a replaced front sight, I think.
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Old 09-13-2019, 8:38 PM
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Last gun show I went to, I was shocked to see how quickly the pricing is going up on these.

I would have figured the CMP release would have lowered the prices for awhile.
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1911's in original condition usually command more than one that has been through a arsenal refurbishment.
Exactly,any arsenal job is parkerized. Your WW1 example having a Springfield frame,if it was in original blue condition and not parked,the frame alone would be worth more then the value of the entire arsenal rebuilt pistol.
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Congrats OP!

Gotta love those US Property marked pistols.

I've been trying to sell my USGI Ithaca 1911A1 in the marketplace.

Being a Colt snob, I'm looking for a Colt manufactured model.

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According to my research it was originally sent to California at the end of WW2.

Looks like it will be going with me to AZ, as we have bought a house there and will be completely moved by Sept. 26.
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