Colt 1911 - 45 acp value?
My friend is offering me 1911 Colt, Serial #34591 for $700, It's made in 1913. Does it have any historical value? Is it worth the price?
- gunplumber_462Lv 73 years agoFavorite Answer
That's a rough looking pistol, obviously not all original, at about 20% to 30% more than you'd pay to get a decent new 1911A1. I'd pass.
I think I've deciphered the frame markings
ESSEX ARMS CORP
ISLAND POND VT
If it shoots reliably I'd give about $200 for it. Maybe.
- Anonymous3 years ago
First off, it's not original. The serial number, IF it was a Colt, would date it at 1913. It's NOT a Colt. The SLIDE looks like a Colt, but as Gunplumber has pointed out, it's an aftermarket frame by Essex. Not the worst, but definitely a far cry from the best, too.
So it's got nearly NO historical value to begin with.
Add to this the fact that it's a far cry from all original (they didn't have extended slide stops like that on 1911's back in 1913) -- no telling what else is no longer original.
And the shape it's in...it looks like someone put it in a garbage disposal a few times. Which would devalue it even if it HAD historical value.
I think Gunplumber is being generous. Probably because he could turn it into a project gun.
I'd say 150, tops.
It's not worth anything NEAR 700 dollars. If you pay that much for it, I've got a much better 1911 in much better condition, made in 1987, that I'll sell you for 2000 -- a bargain!
And at least MINE looks and shoots BRAND NEW, reliably, in stainless.
Someone is trying to cheat you. If it's a friend...try to be nice about it.
- HereticLv 73 years ago
Couple of years ago i saw a one sell for $1,800.00. Military issue from the early 1920's with it's flap holster of the same age. Find the right buyer.
- QuinnLv 63 years ago
Do NOT EVER list your gun's serial number on the Internet. That is a big gigantic "no-no". You need to delete this question. Value of gun is based on condition and year of manufactured. You don't get that from a serial number.
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- RobinLv 73 years ago
depends who has carried it in the past and whether you have any documentation
- Anonymous3 years ago
700 is not enough offer 1000
- Higgy BabyLv 73 years ago
Unless it has some history that can be validated.....maybe $70, but $700- no way.
- L.N.Lv 73 years ago
Looks like a WWII slide married to an aftermarket frame. Offer him $400 if it shoots well.