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Forum: Colt 04-28-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By OctopusHighball
It's really hard to say without holding the...

It's really hard to say without holding the firearm, but to me that area of the frame almost looks like it was sandblasted. All the other IonBond M45A1s I have look very, very smooth. The laser...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-25-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,678
Posted By OctopusHighball
I spy with my little eye a couple of surplus...

I spy with my little eye a couple of surplus M17s!

Very cool, guys!
Forum: Colt 04-24-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,182
Posted By OctopusHighball
Hahaha I get it now

Hahaha I get it now
Forum: Colt 04-23-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,182
Posted By OctopusHighball
Where is the microchip?

Where is the microchip?
Forum: Colt 04-08-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By OctopusHighball
New entry in the "This will be relisted on...

New entry in the "This will be relisted on GunBroker forever" category.

While that particular variation is worth an eye watering price, this guy is just off his rocker with this one.
Forum: Colt 04-08-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By OctopusHighball
Yep, it happened. I have similar scenario with a...

Yep, it happened. I have similar scenario with a couple of different M45A1s
Forum: Colt 03-16-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 282,869
Posted By OctopusHighball
Under normal circumstances, yes too much by $400,...

Under normal circumstances, yes too much by $400, assuming it is a M45A1 rollmark. Brand new IonBond blue box can be had for less than $1500.

I've picked up used cerakote M45A1 rollmark guns for...
Forum: Colt 03-16-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 282,869
Posted By OctopusHighball
New blue box production guns are coming with only...

New blue box production guns are coming with only one mag, so typical for this new era.

Congrats on getting one!
Forum: Colt 03-16-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 282,869
Posted By OctopusHighball
I believe the seller in that particular case...

I believe the seller in that particular case SIGNIFICANTLY undervalued his item. It will be flipped for 2X+, perhaps even 3X. I wish I had seen it first, not because I would have flipped it, but...
Forum: Colt 02-29-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 282,869
Posted By OctopusHighball
OK, so now I am looking at this post again with...

OK, so now I am looking at this post again with new eyes, given what I just posted. I had assumed that maybe due to the lighting in your photos, the serial and other marks were just in shadow. But...
Forum: Colt 02-29-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 282,869
Posted By OctopusHighball
OK, those of you working the counters at LGS, are...

OK, those of you working the counters at LGS, are you starting to see this variation come thru? Looks like the laser burnt the finish, and makes me wonder at what point in the production the serial...
Forum: Colt 02-29-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 282,869
Posted By OctopusHighball
I don't know if it really took nearly a month for...

I don't know if it really took nearly a month for this to actually post, or if I just missed your first post, but I only got an email about your post yesterday. Weird. Anyway, sorry it took so long...
Forum: Colt 01-30-2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 282,869
Posted By OctopusHighball
Actually, I would think the opposite,...

Actually, I would think the opposite, unfortunately. Guns aren't like coins... oddities don't bring a premium, and may distract. But then again, if this is a shooter, I wouldn't where about it and...
Forum: Colt 01-21-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 282,869
Posted By OctopusHighball
I think I have one in a similar range, I'll check...

I think I have one in a similar range, I'll check it out.
Forum: Colt 01-16-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 282,869
Posted By OctopusHighball
Should be behind the left grip panel. They did...

Should be behind the left grip panel. They did that due to concerns on the cerakote.
Forum: Colt 01-03-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 282,869
Posted By OctopusHighball
"X" or any other letter means production line...

"X" or any other letter means production line gun, not custom shop. Again, lending credence to your earlier statements on this one. Looking forward to you reporting on the letter!
Forum: Colt 12-25-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By OctopusHighball
I don't have production count on that variation,...

I don't have production count on that variation, but I have to say it's one of the best looking. All black, grips are black and white, front strap checkering. If you don't have the outer cardboard...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 12-17-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By OctopusHighball
TM? Training Manual?

TM? Training Manual?
Forum: Colt 12-17-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 692
Views: 282,869
Posted By OctopusHighball
There next Decomm? ...

There next Decomm?

https://www.sigsauer.com/m17-surplus/

Start getting friendly with your local Sig dealer. I know, neither Colt nor even 1911 related, but I thought this group might...
Forum: Colt 12-05-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By OctopusHighball
Prices have dipped, i'd say $3250 for a blue box...

Prices have dipped, i'd say $3250 for a blue box USMC roll mark, maybe even less if used. There problem is finding one. Honestly, that is the way to go Danwk7. The money spent trying to clone it is...
Forum: Colt 11-07-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,195
Posted By OctopusHighball
To me, the recent letter from Colt is a...

To me, the recent letter from Colt is a masterpiece in crafting a communication where each audience heard exactly what they wanted to hear, while saying exactly nothing.

Seriously, they could...
Forum: Colt 11-06-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 692
Views: 282,869
Posted By OctopusHighball
Proof shells were never a part of any package. ...

Proof shells were never a part of any package.

Yes three Stars for the CEO of Colt at the time, Lt. General Keyes.

Value would depend on provenance, is there a letter that indicates employee...
Forum: Colt 10-09-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By OctopusHighball
Find yourself a reasonably priced NIB Decomm....

Find yourself a reasonably priced NIB Decomm. Should be able to find one around $4k. If you are intent on shooting this safe queen, find a reasonably priced used decomm, and blast the heck out of it....
Forum: Colt 09-13-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By OctopusHighball
Current production is only shipping with one mag...

Current production is only shipping with one mag for blue box guns, it wouldn't surprise me that it started for custom shop guns too.

Your all black gun is IonBond, JBnTX.

For the record, there...
Forum: Colt 09-08-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By OctopusHighball
If it has already served duty as a shooter for...

If it has already served duty as a shooter for you, do what works best for you. Yes you will lose resale value, but I don't know how much it would retain as a shooter anyway. Might as well do the...
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