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colt 1911C mfg 1913

destindondestindon Member Posts: 29 ✭✭
edited July 2012 in Ask the Experts
Colt C 37xx high polish blue, 99%. Looks completely original with no hint of a refinish, but has no "fire-blue" parts...Is it original or not or questionable?? [email protected]

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  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,649 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Post quality close-up photos, per these instructions.

    http://forums.gunbroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=259294
  • perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    Hello Close up pictures are amust and then even the best quality pictures are not as good as a Hands on exam. The restorers are getting better all the time We need detailed pictures of slide roll marks by more then one angle. Is the tip of the fiering pin blued is the sear nose and feet blue does the VP proof in the trigger guard have the sides of the stamping blued or in the WHITE . people like Doug Turnbull does very good work but does keep records bt serial number he may or may not chose to offer you information on if he worked on this pistol . Be aware that the higher the value the more temptation it is on an owner it is to pay for a REFINISH . Do you know if this pistol was ever offered in the last 5 years by a BIG NAME auction house and if that is where the current seller Got the pistol [?]I was offered a pistol in the same serial number range not too many years ago and turned it down.
    I may have a set of Fire Blue parts and IMHO ANY commercial pistol lower then 4500 SHOULD ALL WAYS have fire blue parts.


    EDIT tried to reply to your personal email Got rejected ??? will try tomorrow do you have auto blocking from unknown senders turned on???
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