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1911 pistol questions

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by dieselmurder, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. dieselmurder

    dieselmurder graham New Member

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    Thinking about selling a few 1911's two fund a venture I am looking in to but don't know what they would be worth on todays market

    I am hoping some of you might be able to give me a little insight

    Here is some basics on them I will post pics soon as well


    Colt 1911 .45 mfg1918 sn555509 "black army" property us army orignal finish never reworked matching #s 85-90% a few light scratches 2tone mag leather holster with US stamped on it also will come with the old yellow/greenish army belt w/mag holders a
    1918 us army baynote and
    1918 army cloth field bag/backpack


    Next is

    Colt 1911 .45 mfg1918 sn239392 "black army" property us army no rework org finish 75-85% slight holster wear 2tone mag leather holster good condition

    Also

    Colt 1911 gov model .45 nib mfg1968 only factory fired but in flawless condition


    Last but not least

    1911 .22cal service model ace mfg 1943 sn sm6840 70% finish a little holster wear but clean


    Any input on these would be appreciated!

    Thank you for looking
     
  2. FullCaliberII

    FullCaliberII Pierce County, WA Active Member

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    I suggest taking the guns to a professional to get them appraised/certified. You have a very valuable collection- that ACE model is very rare, in my opinion. It easy to find a value on current production firearms, but with your collection, a professional would be the way to go. Plus, most of the firearms guys on here wont be able to give a good value estimate without at least a picture of the guns.
    Good luck!
     
  3. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Or get ahold of Jack the Dog on AuctionArms. You'll lose some in commissions, but his auctions seem to fetch nice prices and these are right up his alley!! Plus he knows how to take pics to show the info collectors want that will push the auction up.
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Good advice from Iamme. His (jackthedog) descriptions and photo's are top grade. He is probably the only one I would trust to handle these items online.
    Check out his web site, it's very professional and a real treat to see some nice firearms.
     
  5. One-Eyed Ross

    One-Eyed Ross Winlock, WA Well-Known Member

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    the two 11's should go well over $2000 I'd think....you sure you want to sell them? Those are treasures...




    I'ml o
     
  6. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    And people know this about him so his auctions pull top dollar usually. In the long run it may end up a wash, or you make a little less $$, but JTD would be handling all the stuff of it.

    If you want to sell yourself- I'd think hard about listing on coltforum and m1911 as both get a good deal of collectors going through.
     
  7. sasquatch

    sasquatch Everett, WA Active Member

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    The Colt forum might be a good place to start. However, there are more than a few know-it-alls and some outright egotistical jerks over there.

    http://www.coltforum.com/forums/
     
  8. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    from your descritptions I'd say your collection is at worth at LEAST 4000.00,probalby more. Just to give u an idea,original Ace magazines are pushing a hundred bucks each.
     
  9. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Contact Lowell Pauli, he's the past Prez of the Colt Collectors club and lives near Portland.

    Here's a link;

    Home
     
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  10. dieselmurder

    dieselmurder graham New Member

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    Thank you all very much for your help!!! I don't know if I am going to be able to part with them now :confused:

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