C.T. Brian Colt 45 Gov Mark IV 70

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fast Draw, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Fast Draw

    Fast Draw Active Member

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    Mar 14, 2019
    I'm new here. Been a shooter my whole life. I have an older CT Brian custom Colt Government Mark IV Series 70 made 79-81. It was part of my fathers extensive collection I inherited 16 yrs ago. It has been in a heated gun safe since the 90s. I'm not sure if he purchased it already worked on or if he commissioned the work directly from CT Brian. I have called the phone # on the web site, disconnected. I sent an email to [email protected], no response yet, to see if they have any info on work done and value of work. It has extra springs that look similar, I take it they are stock parts. BBGV says a stock 100% Blue Finish is valued at $1450, Nickle finish $1800. That seems low with out the customizing. This one is blue and satin. Any thoughts on value from any experts?
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  2. Damingus

    Damingus Active Member

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    Nov 6, 2015
    I believe Tim is currently relocating his shop. I am sure he will get back to you or someone here may be of assistance, good luck!
     
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  3. salelcid

    salelcid Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Nov 28, 2015
    Tim is a gentleman and I am sure he will get back with you. His work is excellent. I have a chopper he did and I love it.
     
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  4. AJP

    AJP Well-Known Member

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    Jun 15, 2017
    Beautiful pistol, Tim's work is top notch, definitely wait to hear back from him. Value will depend on a lot of things, but since it has been worked on(fortunately by a well known smith), the BBGV prices will have no relevance what so ever to this pistol.

    I will add that the BBGV prices listed actually seem on the high end for a late 70's small letter Colt, but again, ZERO relevance on this particular pistol. Also the frame is likely Hard Chromed by Tim, not a factory nickel finish, and that is a good thing.
     
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  5. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    welcome to the forum
     
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  6. SHOKDU

    SHOKDU Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2013
    Tim is relocating shops, I’m sure he’s consumed with that.

    I’m a pretty avid follower of tims work, that era of his work is fetching ~$3k-$4k.
     
  7. Jimhoag

    Jimhoag In Kentucky

    Jun 14, 2013
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  8. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Welcome from the PNW!

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  9. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Welcome aboard from east Missouri! Love the period King Barrel Bushing. Hang on to that 1911, she’s a keeper!

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  10. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    In fact, let’s kick those pictures up a notch. She’s a true beauty!

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  11. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

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    Howdy from the Bluegrass!
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  12. dougwtx

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    Welcome from Michigan!
     
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  13. john_anch_ak

    john_anch_ak Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 7, 2017
    Welcome from Alaska! Picture of Santa's shop in North Pole, Alaska. Just outside of Fairbanks. IMG_0599.jpg
     
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  14. Fast Draw

    Fast Draw Active Member

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    Mar 14, 2019
    Thank you all for the welcome. I had a feeling SHOKDU was going to have some #s for me after reading some of your posts, thanks. I will gladly wait for contact from Tim, hopefully he will have records going back that far. I may be enticed to sell this one if the value is so much that it's worth parting with. I have never shoot this one, not sure if my dad did or not, he was more of a shotgun guy when he went shooting, he got most of his collection for investment purposes. I have 4 other 1911s, 1 that I shoot. So no worries I won't be unprotected if someone wants to be the new owner.
     
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  15. Fast Draw

    Fast Draw Active Member

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  16. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Just a suggestion, but I'd hang on to everything that was my father's. Absolutely priceless. JMHO.
     
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  17. Gimpster

    Gimpster Kevin G Supporting Addict

    Apr 6, 2017
    Welcome from CO.
     
  18. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
  19. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Welcome from Alabama!
     
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  20. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    Welcome to the addiction from SoFla.
    Don’t sell your Dad’s gun. Especially that one. I was young and foolish once.
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