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Old 12-26-2011, 05:49 PM
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Colt ww2 repro




I have found one, but it is 2k USD.

-It is the second run with WMK serial; USP markings
-I asked the gunshop and it only comes with one mag. This pistol is being sold for consignment, so it has reached this price.
-When I was there on a business trip this summer (I'm a Canadian and I do have a US FFL exporter), I had checked out this pistol myself; and 6 mos. later when I called today, it's still sitting on the shelf.
-The pistol is well lubricated but I could not tell if it has been fired as I don't see any brass marks in the barrel.

Any thoughts? Is it a reasonable price or should I pass onto it and wait for a listing in GA or GB?

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Old 12-26-2011, 06:09 PM
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For $2k, why don't you buy the real thing?
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:38 PM
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I picked one up unfired in the original three boxes and came with 2 mags from Colt and I talked my LGS down to $1k USD out the door (that included tax) so I think $2k is a bit high, especially if you are missing a mag and don't even know if it has been fired. I got mine about 3 weeks ago. Just my thoughts as you never know when you will come across another one that you can physically inspect.









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Old 12-26-2011, 06:39 PM
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For $2k, why don't you buy the real thing?
This is the same mindset I have concerning Colt 1911 models. I thought about getting the Colt WWI repro and/or a Colt 1918 model but decided to just save money and get a real military Colt 1911. I think it will be worth it.

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Old 12-26-2011, 08:29 PM
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For $2k, why don't you buy the real thing?
Reason is being a vintage pistol, I won't be able to physically inspect it and not sure if this is cleared to leave US though.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:45 PM
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Ok, but the one you are interested in you did get to see in person, right? As far as I have read, they made 4000 of the wwII repros so it would be up to you if it is worth the asking price. As far as exporting it, I am not too certain of laws pertaining to that but definitely worth checking into before spending the money. I am still interested in where the second mag went, in my pic...you can see the second still wrapped in the wax packing paper below the flag (the other is in the firearm).
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:20 PM
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Ok, but the one you are interested in you did get to see in person, right? As far as I have read, they made 4000 of the wwII repros so it would be up to you if it is worth the asking price. As far as exporting it, I am not too certain of laws pertaining to that but definitely worth checking into before spending the money. I am still interested in where the second mag went, in my pic...you can see the second still wrapped in the wax packing paper below the flag (the other is in the firearm).
I checked it myself. I haven't really asked regarding the 2nd mag as the asking price is sky high and the dealer just keep on saying it comes with the box. He has no idea of the colt custom shop box...

The repros are cleared for export as I've done it before.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:34 AM
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I picked one up unfired in the original three boxes and came with 2 mags from Colt and I talked my LGS down to $1k USD out the door (that included tax)...
That price is a good score! I paid just a tad bit more than $1K including the tax. Your pics are good too.

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Old 12-27-2011, 03:38 AM
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This is the same mindset I have concerning Colt 1911 models. I thought about getting the Colt WWI repro and/or a Colt 1918 model but decided to just save money and get a real military Colt 1911. I think it will be worth it.
The major advantage to having the reproduction is the ability to go out and shoot it without fear of cracking the slide or breaking any vintage parts. The reproduction pistol made with modern materials and methods will stand up to a great deal of abuse. The older WWII era guns typically have slides that are only partially heat treated and they can possibly crack under hard use.

However, $2k is too much money for a WWII reproduction. They are certainly rare, but the demand for them hasn't reached the $2k level yet, and I doubt it will reach that for some time. Try talking them down, and if they won't budge I'd simply move on.
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:47 AM
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I've seen one last night.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=271575894

Could have bought it though, but at the current bid price, I'll pass on it.
Seller says he has no white outer box. I never knew that there are productions that one came with 1 mag assy. which is written on the box;
and also, I just noticed that the slide stop is blued and serrated. It was already replaced.
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:59 AM
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I have found one, but it is 2k USD.

I had checked out this pistol myself; and 6 mos. later when I called today, it's still sitting on the shelf.
I'm not surprised. For only $500 more you can buy a near-mint original Colt M1911A1 of 1943-45 vintage. For a repro that price is absolutely ridiculous. The guy trying to sell it must not be in much of a hurry.
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:40 AM
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I've seen one last night.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=271575894

Could have bought it though, but at the current bid price, I'll pass on it.
Seller says he has no white outer box.
Any luck with your hunt for a WWII repro?
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:04 PM
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I came across 2 of these but did not get it.
One was auction finished; the other one I passed on it since it's the early run with no USP markings.

The search continues...
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:30 PM
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I need to find one of these. They seem hard to come by.

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Old 02-20-2012, 02:23 PM
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I see them from time to time down here in the S.W. and that price seems high to me.
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:59 PM
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Finally, I found one on GA listing and it I just received it on the mail last Tuesday.
I believe this was from the last one hundred made (S/N: WMK23xx) as I read here that production ended somewhere on WMK24xx.

It took 2 months of paper work in order to get here in Canada.
It came with what's supposed to be with it; plus the white outer box (not pictured).
Still NIB and has the factory grease on it.











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Old 05-28-2012, 12:35 AM
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:45 AM
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Finally, I found one on GA listing and it I just received it on the mail last Tuesday.
I believe this was from the last one hundred made (S/N: WMK23xx) as I read here that production ended somewhere on WMK24xx.

It took 2 months of paper work in order to get here in Canada.
It came with what's supposed to be with it; plus the white outer box (not pictured).
Still NIB and has the factory grease on it.
Very nice....you had a long wait, but glad you finally got it!
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:14 PM
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Nice gun!
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:08 PM
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I'm curious to know what was the final price you paid? Also, aside from paper work, what were the other expenses incurred to get it into Canada?

Congratulations on the purchase, I could really go for one of those!
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:14 PM
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[QUOTE=Yuk;3893437]I'm curious to know what was the final price you paid? Also, aside from paper work, what were the other expenses incurred to get it into Canada?
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Check your PM.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:27 PM
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For $2k, why don't you buy the real thing?

+1000,: you can get a nice rem rand for that!
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:56 PM
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Aw, yeah! Nice pistol!
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:17 PM
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Ybrik,

Congratulations for your new Colt!

I have sent you a pm.

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Old 10-01-2012, 09:05 PM
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Finally, I just got some '42 USGI small parts and swapped the stock trigger, hammer and MSH.





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