Wow....that much!! I had no idea I thought the ceiling for vintage 1911s was a lot less unless it has some sort of provenance. Shows how much I don’t know. I am in the phase of looking at old vintage 1911s in order to get a feel of what they should be selling for so I know if what I am paying is fair or not. So much to learn!! Appreciate itThis isn't my area of expertise but the condition and the specific manufacturer and the number they produced, likely have everything to do with it. I know during the wars the design was out sourced to several makers to meet demand, who produced the 1911 in varying quantities. It seems if you want to collect all the different makes of WWI 1911's in great condition, it is going to cost a fortune. I've seen Singer 1911's bring over six figures.
It’s nice for sure. That’s what originally caught my eye and I was just surprised when it jumped in price fairly quickly. It’s up to 24k now. Which is mind boggling for me because that’s darn near close to my dream gun, a HK PSG-1. It’s very nice for a WW1 gun but I know very very little about these guns. I have a 1911 book that still needs to be read. Have to get on thatThat's the prettiest North American I have ever seen (of very few). Most are pretty badly scuffed up or flaked.
Hey, they've got a Singer, too.
I didn’t notice they updated the listing. Given that bit of information that it’s not original, I am surprised that the price has gotten that high. Can you retract a bid on gunbroker when the information changes. I have never had reason to do so so I don’t know.“We have been following discussions of this pistol with noted collectors and have been pointed to photos of documented examples. There are some variations in the markings of most examples. Our research used Clawson's book a a major resource and the markings match those photographed in Clawson's book well. This pistol has been sold previously as original, but we now have our doubts. We encourage every bidder to look over the photos provided as well as compare to other known examples. On guns with production runs this small, verification is always difficult. We are willing to take a return up to 30 days after the sale, as always.
Information above was added on 6/9/2020 5:25:05 PM”
I wonder if they added that before or after the last few bids? Pretty sure most people realize it’s not original and has been refinished. If they do and are still bidding that high it’s pretty amazing.
no you can’t retract a bid. But if it’s discovered thru the course of the auction that it is not as originally represented than most often times the seller won’t hold you to the bid.I didn’t notice they updated the listing. Given that bit of information that it’s not original, I am surprised that the price has gotten that high. Can you retract a bid on gunbroker when the information changes. I have never had reason to do so so I don’t know.
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