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I have a rare 4 digit Colt M1911 issued in the first batch of 300 to the USMC in 1912 (serial number 35XX). I did a lot of research on it many years ago and its in original shape but a few things don't match to the original year, think it was the barrel and magazine release screw..maybe others its been too long and I didn't write it down.

Due to some major life events I'm looking to sell it, probably best to have is appraised locally or send it somewhere? but after that who do you guys recommend to list this through?

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I would imagine since it's one of the first 300 ever introduced to the marine corps, it's probably got some significant historical value. Actual takeaway at auction could be insane.


 
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There's very few I would trust for appraisal.

Lowell Pauli was hands down the best, and was local in the Milwaukie area, but has since passed. I saw his enormous collection, including one that was used in the original trials...hope his heirs do that collection well.

The other person would be Scott Gahimer.

 

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