Colt Commercial/Military

Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by SonnyAK, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. SonnyAK

    SonnyAK Active Member

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    Mar 19, 2020
    I've been looking for a really nice WWII Colt for a while now and came across the auction of this commercial/military Colt. I've always liked the story of those few commercial guns being altered and pushed into military service! Long story short, I won the auction and picked it up from my FFL today. I couldn't be happier with it's originality and condition. Ran a magazine through it earlier, and the gun shoots just as well as it looks! It's amazing to find military guns in this original condition considering the life it's led. Says a lot for how well it's previous caretakers have done their job. I guess it's up to me now going into it's future years - hopefully for quite a while... G1.jpg G2.jpg G3.jpg G4.jpg G5.jpg G6.jpg
     
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  2. robs9

    robs9 Well-Known Member

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    May 4, 2015
    Beautiful!!

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  3. Geoff

    Geoff Well-Known Member

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    Jun 22, 2016
    Very nice. Always a good day when you pick up something that you have been searching for, congrats on your new 1911
     
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  4. Lakeman45

    Lakeman45 Active Member

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    May 15, 2017
    Some times you can read the original serial number under the re-stamped military number under the firing pin stop plate.
     
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  5. SonnyAK

    SonnyAK Active Member

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    Mar 19, 2020
    I'll give it a good look. There was a photo of it in the sale, and I could see some underneath, but not well enough to tell what they were. I'll take a look soon with a magnifier.
     
  6. JMV375

    JMV375 Active Member

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    Apr 5, 2014
    That is a great gun. Very collectible in the 1911A1 world. Good for you!!!
    Shoot and enjoy owning a real piece of WW II history.
     
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  7. SonnyAK

    SonnyAK Active Member

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    Mar 19, 2020
    Thanks JMV375! I'm super excited to have it and will certainly exercise it from time to time!
     
  8. Lakeman45

    Lakeman45 Active Member

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    May 15, 2017
    Nice original finish Colts from WWII are getting harder and harder to find without paying an arm and a leg. "Exercise" it enough and it will eventually look like the rest of the weary 1911A1's we see at the gun shows.
     
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  9. SonnyAK

    SonnyAK Active Member

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    Mar 19, 2020
    Lakeman45, Sadly I did have to pay pretty dearly for it, so while it'll see a few rounds from time to time (just so it remembers how to do it) it'll be treated very nicely. I have way too many other 1911's around that I can run through the real ringer :)
     
  10. Dreadnought

    Dreadnought Well-Known Member

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  11. JMV375

    JMV375 Active Member

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    Apr 5, 2014
    If you don’t mind - how much did you give for it ?
     
  12. Lakeman45

    Lakeman45 Active Member

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    May 15, 2017
    If anything like me; more than I wanted to, but not as much as I would have.
     
  13. SonnyAK

    SonnyAK Active Member

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    Mar 19, 2020
    That's for sure!! I think we all lose our minds sometimes while buying the ones we really want!! I responded to JMV375 with a PM since I hate to put $$$ amounts out there, but if anyone else really wants to know just shoot me a message and I'll be happy to tell. It was more than I wanted to spend, but still the nicest and best priced one I'd found - not sure if that makes the financial sting any better, but I'm definitely still happy to have it, with no buyer's remorse :)
     

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