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Ok guys got some pics. Give me a $ 1946 1911

I went and looked at the pistol today before the auction tomorrow. It apears to be the original parts. He Is the 2nd owner and he has not messed with it in 20 years. He has kept it oiled well. No signs of rust. Bore looks ok.

Im sure some of you guys have a better idea at what its worth than i do.

It has the colt proof in front of the trigger and the running horse is on the middle of the slide.

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I dont want to overpay for this gun.








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The finish is pretty bad on it, but original box is a plus. I dont really have a value for you though.

Here is one on GB, but it appears to in mint condish.
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that thing is fugly!! slowly bid to 800 and then stop after that...

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It will actually clean up. The finish is wore but no pitting. It had so much oil on the thing you could barely touch it.

We will see. I think ive decided that im not going a penny over 300 for it.

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i'd buy it and leave the finish"kinda" as is.

rustic colt 1911 = good find.

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that thing is fugly!! slowly bid to 800 and then stop after that...
Ugly? I guess 'One mans trash is anothers treasure'
I think thats bad ass. You dont get wear like that from keeping it boxed it. If youre buying a WW II hand gun, youre not buying it because its pretty.

I think its bad ass.

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It will actually clean up. The finish is wore but no pitting. It had so much oil on the thing you could barely touch it.

We will see. I think ive decided that im not going a penny over 300 for it.
You won't win it for that. It will more likely go for $800-1000 than for less than $500. The winning bid will depend on who is bidding. It may be a 1946, but I'd likely be willing to pay $1000, especially if it is properly functioning. The finish is minor.

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I like it the way it is, that pistol has character!!
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Are your sure it is a 1946? With that serial #, I would think it is older.
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Ugly? I guess 'One mans trash is anothers treasure'
I think thats bad ass. You dont get wear like that from keeping it boxed it. If youre buying a WW II hand gun, youre not buying it because its pretty.

I think its bad ass.
If it was a wwII handgun that had seen action Id agree with you on the character and badassness, but its not. Its just an old colt in poor condition. That being said Id still love to have it, but I think for the $1000 range I'd hold out for a 1911 that has actually seen war.

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If it was a wwII handgun that had seen action Id agree with you on the character and badassness, but its not. Its just an old colt in poor condition. That being said Id still love to have it, but I think for the $1000 range I'd hold out for a 1911 that has actually seen war.
Exactly.

It ended up going for 750. I would have paid 500 for it at most.

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Extremely good chance that this pistol did see wartime use. The serial # dates it to 1943. That makes this a war contract pistol. Very good chance it was part of the Lend-Lease program and saw service with one of the Allied Forces.
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Extremely good chance that this pistol did see wartime use. The serial # dates it to 1943. That makes this a war contract pistol. Very good chance it was part of the Lend-Lease program and saw service with one of the Allied Forces.
that is badass!
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Extremely good chance that this pistol did see wartime use. The serial # dates it to 1943. That makes this a war contract pistol. Very good chance it was part of the Lend-Lease program and saw service with one of the Allied Forces.
I seriously doubt it would still have the box if that was the case. And there should still be inspector stamps or some other sort of proof mark on the pistol if it was.

Im showing 1943-1945 on the date

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im showing it as a 1946 civilian pistol. There is no wartime marking on the slide. They did not make any C seriel number pistols until after the war from what i read but i could be wrong,.

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Serial # C215019 to C220999 were still in the pipeline in 1943 and were used to fulfill overseas contracts. Most of these were "lent" to Canada and England.
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I dont want to dis credit you. Every website ive found shows it as a plain 1946 commercial model.

It doesnt matter tho the gun is gone. It wasnt worth what it went for to me. Its border line that it seen any action even if it was in the lend/lease program. If we all looked we could find a gun that is a proven serial that with out a doubt that was used in the war for the same amount in better condition.

I would have got it if it was cheap.

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A colt 1911 of any year simply won't go for 500. Expect to spend near 1000 for any colt 1911.
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I seriously doubt it would still have the box if that was the case. And there should still be inspector stamps or some other sort of proof mark on the pistol if it was.

Im showing 1943-1945 on the date
I sincerely doubt that is the original box. It looks like a post war box from the early 1950's . Also if this pistol was exported on a foreign contract, there would be no proof marks unless the accepting country proofed it.

but like SleeperLS said - there is no way to prove it.
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so did you get it or not?what did it go for? update.

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so did you get it or not?what did it go for? update.
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I did grab one of these later on in the day to drown my sorrows. This is my 2nd kimber. I checked out a few colts but ended up going with another kimber.

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I did grab one of these later on in the day to drown my sorrows. This is my 2nd kimber. I checked out a few colts but ended up going with another kimber.
How much did you give for the Kimber?

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right at 1k. Local place had a good sale going on.

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