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wheelgunner505
February 25, 2015, 21:40
Hello all,

I am trying to get an idea of value for a 1943 WW2-era Colt 1911A1. The pistol does come with what I am told are the original grips (brown plastic GI, not pictured).

Thanks for any help in advance!

Here are some pictures of the pistol (note the raised fixed sights):

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender_zpszkopca5t.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%204_zpscsme8kyu.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%203_zpsueloe4nd.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%205_zpsyoavw5sz.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%202_zpslrw9ud0t.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%206_zpsc9vv5j9n.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%207_zpslldnirp6.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%208_zpsifvfequo.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%209_zpse9oycfex.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%2010_zpsfo8suyqo.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%2011_zps1tkgawyh.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%2012_zpsucobze92.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%2013_zpseii5ehlu.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%2014_zpskzpwnxr4.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%2015_zps8wy7yug6.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%2018_zpsp024v2pf.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%2019_zpsu3iebmch.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%2020_zpsdocgofve.jpg

http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/ww257/quaid_douglas/FullSizeRender%2021_zps0buqa4vd.jpg

Invictus77
February 25, 2015, 21:52
I will let others comment on value. When you get your asking price thought out, please let me know as I am interested.

SAFN49
February 25, 2015, 23:01
Need better pictures of the top of the slide and the P mark on it.

Looks like a early 1944 Colt military contract accepted by Guy H Drewry frame, possible rework, possible replacement slide with sights that someone fugged up putting them on. $500 to $700 as a collector piece. Worth more to some one as a shooter.

On Gun Broker it would probably go for more to some hillbilly from KY :biggrin: Just messin with ya IV77

Invictus77
February 25, 2015, 23:10
it would probably go for more to some hillbilly from KY :biggrin:

:cheers:

It is a 1943. More valuable to this hillbilly if it were '42, but......

SAFN49
February 25, 2015, 23:28
Serial numbers 1096405 through 1208673 were assigned to Colt in 1943.
GHD didn't acceptance stamp that lot until early 1944. So it wasn't a military Colt until 1944. Details, details. :biggrin: :beer::beer::beer:

As a collector piece not so much. As a shooter for someone who wants a WWII Colt, it's worth more.

wheelgunner505
February 28, 2015, 15:03
Thanks for all the help,

After doing some research it seems that that pistol has a 1943 Govt frame with a 1952-53 Govt slide and barrel.

I almost made a $1400 mistake, lol!