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Hello all, maybe some of you can help me out here. So I acquired a commercial model and I believe it to be manufactured in 1919 also the frame (cuts under the grips) left over from the war made into commercial? The finish is not in the best condition, but it’s not horrible.. the pictures make it look worse for some reason, but it is what it is.. Any info on value would be appreciated you guys will have a much better idea than most folks, thanks in advance.
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Thanks for all the replys, you guys are awesome! I’m not selling. I collect and have a very good idea on what everything I have is worth except this one lol.. these can vary so much in price and instead of taking to a local gun shop where they will low ball me to try and get me to sell to them, I thought I would ask you folks who I have more trust in giving accurate advice/info. I have had this Colt for about 6 years and never have shot it... mechanically it’s in great shape and I know she would do just fine. And I if ever do, thanks for the advice Greg45acp!
 

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Jump in the way back machine with me.
I was in another place, in another time at a Gun Show.

We all drooled over the Colt SAAs that cost so much, while
many just walked right past the old 1911s.

I remember saying to my hunting buddy some day these
old 1911s with be like the Colt SAA revolvers, priceless. I just
picked up a nice 1917 for $209.00 at the last table. :confused:

That's it upper right, ugly. Ain't it?
How much is it worth? I'm the wrong one to ask.
You can buy it from my Wife, after she pry's my
well you know :p.

I saw a 1911 go for $35,000, Ithaca I believe
but the real question is. What is my old Colt
1911 worth today 2019? What was it worth
when I bought the 1918 for under $400?

Every day old cars & guns become worth more,
& this is no different than all things collectable.
I know that a 1912 1911 is the Holey Grail
& it was first year production.

I bought a 20 rd box of Military made in 1912, .45 acp
cartridges, Bullseye powder, Cupro Nickel Bullet.
Paid $5.00 back in the day. Wonder what they
are worth today.

This is how I feel. As a 1911 addict I got in just when
the buying was great. 3 real 1911s, parts, old two tone mags
old 45acp ammo. Well that the way it is, & everyday our old
Colts & 1911s with history grow more rare as we all do LOL. :p
 

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Yes indeed shoot it.

A 1911 is a machine & thus needs to be run & run to be happy.
I have & shoot my 1917 Colt all orig only new springs
all the time.

Just my .02

One thing I noticed is the finish could use a rub down with
one of Zoids Mirical polishing Cloths. It will remove rust, crud
dirt, & leave a super protective coating to protect your 1911s.
 

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Good Lord Mike.. talk about investments. You did good.
I had a Colt Python years ago and I was still new to all this, I traded it for a newer Colt 1911... one of my bigger mistakes in the buy/sell/trade/keep firearm world. that haunts me, so there are a few things that I can’t let go of and this 1919 is one of them. It would be awesome to have one of each year!
 

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I had a Colt Python years ago and I was still new to all this, I traded it for a newer Colt 1911...
I know just what you mean.
I bought a new W, Box Colt Python Blue 4"bbl for $300 traded it for $700
had the guy call me when it went north of $1500 & that's the way it goes. :happy:

I remember every gun I ever sold. He!! fire I don't even remember all the Bikes
I ever owned LOL.
 

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I will get some for sure! Looking on amazon right now.
Our own @ZoidMeister sells them to us. However he is under the weather right now so go slow.

You know I have read this about light loads.
With the std springs the1911 is all it needs to run the 230gr ball ammo
it shot 6000 rounds with out fail. I just use what they called for back in 1919.

When you look at the 45acp pressures they are very mild by most
modern pistol cartridges today. S&B make a good clean 45acp load
that you can find for as low as $259.00 for a thousand rounds 230 fmj.
 
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