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Old 01-08-2013, 10:01 PM
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E-Sarco Inc?




Doing research, I came across this surplus site with some good deals on vintage Colts and Ballesters, even some Israeli and Korean Hi-Power clones...


http://e-sarcoinc.com/pistols-2.aspx


Would those old Colts have any value beyond their asking prices? Being new to 1911's my question is one of curiousity.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:27 PM
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Not likely...

We've had some comments from folks who got them and when they say "worn" they mean it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:49 PM
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:46 PM
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Ahhh well, perhaps some Gun Kote LOL
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:26 AM
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I visit SARCO from time to time at their new digs in Easton, PA. They have interesting parts and tidbits there, and once in a while they discover that they still have a couple of new FM Hi Power Detectives from a crate somewhere, but for the most part the surplus pistols they have there a very surplus and to my eye would need a refinish of some sort to be presentable.

SARCO has racks and racks and racks of rifles for sale and perhaps they are in better condition, but I am not qualified to say.

For quality vintage firearms, check out Heritage Arms, which is actually about 100 feet away from SARCO on the same street. They have many fine vintage handguns in stock and their staff seems knowledgable and helpful. I have yet to buy a pistol there, but they did just call me on a 40S&W Hi Power at a great price - but unfortunately if was just before Christmas and you know how that goes.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:00 AM
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Doing research, I came across this surplus site with some good deals on vintage Colts and Ballesters, even some Israeli and Korean Hi-Power clones...


http://e-sarcoinc.com/pistols-2.aspx


Would those old Colts have any value beyond their asking prices? Being new to 1911's my question is one of curiousity.
if your new to 1911 you probably would not "get" resorting an old colt from sarco. they arnt collectable, but if you grew up shooting old 45s, you would know why many of us have purchased and restored them. They are worn, as they should be.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:58 PM
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they arnt collectable
I'm don't necessarily agree...I'm pretty sure that in a couple years when SARCO has run out of inventory, the value of these pistols will have increased significantly. After all, they are 80 years old and in my opinion some of the finest crafted Colt 1911's ever made. The proof is in the fact they were made in the USA...shipped to Argentina...re-imported back to the US and still make great shooters after cleaning and replacing all springs.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:26 PM
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there is a very good chance the importation of firearms will be band in the near future. I hope not, but I think it will happen. So guns like these colts may never find there way home.
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