I would assume so given the GHD stamp, but again, I know very little compared to many on here.Beautiful and is that a Colt frame ?
Are you referring to the green on the grips? That's some brass oxidation from the holster it was in.Anything re-arsenaled $1100-$1300, that's what CMP is getting, an original, in that shape would be closer to $2500-$2700. Now the barrel is an issue, they used to be had all over the place for cheap, but those days are gone. I would say with a non stock barrel, $1900. Also look under those grips, they seem to have some issue under there,
Asking for a friend, but uh, my friend will buy all the good-condition, original-part, non-rearsenaled Colts you can sell him at $2,500.Anything re-arsenaled $1100-$1300, that's what CMP is getting, an original, in that shape would be closer to $2500-$2700. Now the barrel is an issue, they used to be had all over the place for cheap, but those days are gone. I would say with a non stock barrel, $1900. Also look under those grips, they seem to have some issue under there,
It's possible but I trust this man and he said his father told him it was the specific pistol he carried. It's a 1943 production serial number, and he replaced the barrel several decades later. Other than the barrel being replaced, why the skepticism? Genuinely would like to know.Nice looking gun. I have my suspicions that it is not his issued gun from ww2 , but “ just like” the one he was issued. The late production replacement barrel is a huge red flag. Having said that, many WW2 era barrels got ratted out from use with corrosive priming ( NOT worn out from shooting)
eitehr way nice gun. Replacement barrel not withstanding
I've been watching GI Colts on GunBroker in similar condition going $3,000-$5,000, depending. Just matching slide and frame seems enough to push $2,750.@Madcap_Magician , Oh I get it, but the gun market is down right now, I see them asking $3000-$3500 at local gun shows, there is interest , but at the end of the show they seem to go home with the sellers. Look at the prices Wilson Combats and Ed Browns are going for in our classified section. So what do you value #1 his gun at, and #2 one in good-very good shape?
Just gave her a bath and boy was she filthy inside. Never seen an ejector channel so gummed up. Everything looked good though, nothing to report underneath the grips.Yes I meant that green , I've dealt with a few pistol left in holsters way too long so I am all too aware what that green muck is, I wish I didn't but coming from the north east it's a fact of life especially next to the ocean. But I was also concerned about the front edge of the grip in picture #1. Also I agree it's always a good idea to completely take it apart and soak everything and re assemble. heck I do that with new guns. I really love my '44 Remington Rand, while it's not in my regular shooting rotation, or carry rotation, I do shoot it at the range a few times a year.