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1911 colt

Tres PTres P Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
edited August 2008 in Ask the Experts
I have a 1911 Colt auto, 1918 vintage marked United States Property.
My question is; the slide looks exactly like my 1911A1 1943 vintage.
The wear on the gun is the same for both the slide and frame. All the Government issue 1911's I've ever seen have "Model of 1911" on the right side of the slide and mine does NOT. It does have the hardening mark on the front portion.
Is this the original slide? How can I be sure? It has the same rear sight as the 1911A1, but a much thinner front sight.
I got this .45 in Viet Nam in trade for a Jeep I ripped off at the Cho-Lon PX in Viet Nam.:-) Those were the years for sure.
All these years I thought it was all original.??????

Edited by - Unknownchief on 06/23/2002 15:30:20


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    Tres PTres P Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have a 1911 serial c131610 was wondering what it is worth.
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    Tres PTres P Member Posts: 4 ✭✭
    edited November -1

    please bear with me, this is my first time entering or submitting a question.

    I have purchased what I thought was a 1918 colt 1911, SN 386195. I purchased it because I had already purchased Colt WW1 reproduction 1911 and wanted an original. I found there was a difference in the slide. The slide on the 1918 colt has a circled colt on the left rear side, patent date up to 1911, an "H" at the back of the slide above the hammer.
    The barrel is "HS" on the right lug and a "P" on the left.

    My questions is what is this slide, what can I do to find the proper slide for this 1918 Colt and is this slide with the circled colt worth anything?

    thanks in advance,
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    Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,713 ******
    edited November -1
    Due to the complete lack of a detailed description or pictures, it would be impossible to say.
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    perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,107 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    hello Tres I have a 3 bedroom house on Grace street 5 years old What is it worth [?][?][?]. Seriously Tess P The ONLY thing we can tell you is the frame was made in 1922. Condition and if all parts are original will determine VALUE If condition is 100% then price=$3000.00 + if 10% original Blue is left then price$500.00 - if the pistol has a bunch of replacement modern after-market parts installed by a Jack Leg wantabe gun-smith then value $150.00 You will have to post detailed in focus pictures. for us to make more then a WAG.
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    big mangobig mango Member Posts: 1,905 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    $1.00 to $999.99 or maybe more !!!

    PICS DETAILED ONES OF YOUR COLT 1911 will nail it down better than that.

    Sick'em Spider7115 !!!
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