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Old 04-30-2012, 05:55 PM
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I just picked this up. 1945 colt sn# was this done custom? or did colt sell this model. thanks for any help.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:20 PM
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The engraving looks quite good, and may be factory, but better pictures will be more informative.
Very nice find.
The experts will chime in shortly and let you know more.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:17 PM
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:18 PM
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:14 PM
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GI 1911A1's did not come with engraving. Is was done after the fact.

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Old 04-30-2012, 08:49 PM
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GI 1911A1's did not come with engraving. Is was done after the fact.

Jim
And it was done quite well!
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:05 PM
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Wow. I could not tell this was a USGI from the first photos. Very nice engraving, and I would guess someone here will be able to Identify the artist.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:11 PM
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If you use a darker background, your gun would show up better in the photos. Use red or brown background for better results.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:24 PM
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Very nice. Once again, I do like the classy engraving like this one. Congrats!

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:45 PM
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It's a 1944 Colt M1911A1 that somebody had engraved. Unfortunately the value as a military collectible is gone, but fortunately whoever engraved and refinished it knew what they were doing, so it would probably fetch a decent price from somebody who actually liked what was done to it.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:34 AM
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I guess if you had to refinish a G.I., that would be the way to do it! Polished blue over deep engraving always floats my boat!
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:51 AM
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I just picked this up. 1945 colt sn# was this done custom? or did colt sell this model. thanks for any help.
If you don't mind, please let us know what it set you back.

Beautiful piece! I love deeply engraved work like that.

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Old 05-01-2012, 08:39 AM
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For sure whoever did the work left there mark on it. Check under the grips and i will bet you will find out who engraved it. Very nice!!!!
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:59 AM
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Obviously done for a General who was very conservative and did not want the standard flag officer's nickel plated pistol.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:41 PM
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That's one beautiful pistol!!!

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Old 05-01-2012, 07:07 PM
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Thanks for the input. What do you guys think its worth?
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:16 PM
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Thanks for the input. What do you guys think its worth?
no marks under grips. do you think colt did the work?
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:26 PM
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No Colt didn't engrave GI guns-- not even Ike's. I never a saw a flag officers gun plated either, unless it was done after it was shipped from the manufacturing facility.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:06 PM
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It's a yoke, son, a yolk.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:17 AM
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It's a yoke, son, a yolk.
You keep pitchin’ ‘em and he keeps missin’ ‘em.
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It's a yoke, son, a yolk.
Is "yoke" who ingraved it?
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:41 PM
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I looked all over it with a magnifying glass, and don't see "yoke" anywhere. Are you sure he engraved it..? I never heard of him before. Is he one of the guys who engraves the logo on GI guns? I bet his eyes get tired. Lots of new GI guns around, especially the Colts and Singers.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:15 PM
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Thanks for the input. What do you guys think its worth?
A pistol like yours is a special catagory, the engraving has taken it out of the military collectors area for the most part. It will be valued by the quality of the engraving, the reputation of the engraver and the notability of the person for whom it was made.

I have seen similar pistols that were made for GI's in post war Germany but not recently. If you really need a value for it I would suggest taking it to a firearms appraiser.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:06 PM
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I looked all over it with a magnifying glass, and don't see "yoke" anywhere. Are you sure he engraved it..? I never heard of him before. Is he one of the guys who engraves the logo on GI guns? I bet his eyes get tired. Lots of new GI guns around, especially the Colts and Singers.
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