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First off this is not mine, posting for a buddy. Looking for the expert opinions on what he has and any thoughts on appx value? Number dates to 1918...looks to be pretty legit...thoughts please...

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1918 was a very large production year, this looks good although the arched MSH is not correct for that year. Also the grip safety looks to be longer, maybe for an A1 model. on the wholesale market maybe 1K.
 

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Sorry don't have access to the pistol..sort of a long distance helping a friend out...I'll have him strip it to view the stamps...thanks..
 

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It has a short trigger as well, not original to a 1918.
 

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I had a coworker WWII vet who took the family WWI 1911 off to war. He had A1 parts installed to suit his grip. It would have looked just like this one. So I consider it at least potentially authentic, even though not original. Can't guess a dollar value.
 

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Slide is earlier than frame, has 1911A1 short trigger, mainspring housing, and grip safety. Has been refinished rounding off the slide serrations.
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To a collector looking for a nice m1911, this would be a parts gun at maybe $700 - $800 depending upon close inspection of the grips and barrel.

To a guy looking for his first m1911 as shooter, maybe $1K, $1.2K tops.
 
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