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Old 05-17-2017, 06:26 AM
CJS57 CJS57 is offline
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Blue Colt 1911A1 on GB

Any comments on this Blue 1911A1? Especially the appearance of the serial number and the surrounding area? The magazine however is the impossible to find all blue military variation with brushed blue and Colt logo. Barrel is of course incorrect.
http://www.gunbroker.com/Item/647562707

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Old 05-17-2017, 07:54 AM
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Is that gun even legal to own with the serial number defaced like it is? With the tiny photos Gunbroker is now using, it's hard to tell much of anything about a gun. Gunbroker makes more money selling more guns because quality and originality are harder to spot with the little photos. That works to the advantage of Gunbroker at the expense of the potential buyer. If I was even faintly interested in that gun I would ask for bigger and better photos and require return privileges after a reasonable time of inspection.

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Old 05-17-2017, 08:35 AM
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Is the number actually defaced ? Hard to tell on my phone ?

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Old 05-17-2017, 08:35 AM
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I noticed this one too last night, the finish and wear of the SN area is so strange, I've never seen one like this before, it's not like a normal holster wear.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:39 AM
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Serial number is clearly visible? Just looks like somebody highlighted it with a bluing pen or something? Also pic 26 shows slide with FPS removed and same serial number next to frame so both can be seen easily.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:58 AM
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Sometimes the GB or AL sellers will blot out the serial numbers so the black helicopter pilots do not enter them into their database of firearms...don't ask me how I know this.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:40 AM
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The number 8 and 5 in the 718165 are not near the same font or style as on my own blue A1. The 8 is also a bit lower than the other numbers, which may or may not be original. Looks like the serial was scrubbed or partial scrubbed and restamped? the rest of the gun looks good to me. So something was done to the serial number and the area around it.

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Old 05-17-2017, 10:56 AM
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Somehow those pictures look as if they do not belong to the same gun.

If something doesn't totally convince me I don't get it.
That gun doesn't convince me.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:31 PM
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Strange that the area surrounding the serial and USP appear worn and maybe cold-blued, while the rest of the gun looks original.
Maybe the serial was "restored" at some point.
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Old 05-17-2017, 02:47 PM
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Something is very suspicious here. I'm not sure the SN is even the correct size, although it's hard to tell on my monitor.
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Old 05-19-2017, 04:29 AM
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bidding has leaped up to 1.25.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:40 AM
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bidding has leaped up to 1.25.
That's because the seller set a reserve and BIN price is high, it's still a 4K+ gun if bids start from 1 cent and no reserve made.

1940 CSR Colt is really rare, this is the second I saw on GB, the first one has been parkerized and was removed by the seller
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:54 AM
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That's because the seller set a reserve and BIN price is high, it's still a 4K+ gun if bids start from 1 cent and no reserve made.

1940 CSR Colt is really rare, this is the second I saw on GB, the first one has been parkerized and was removed by the seller
I know that 1940 COLTs are scarce, but have I understood correctly that this is a $ 4,000.00 plus worth gun?
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:21 AM
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with that humped serial number and nasty cold blue, he might be able to trade it for a new Colt 1991.
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:18 AM
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Colt Blue 1911A1 On GB

Comments on this gun please. Looks reblued to me. Just a bit soft on the edges and no sign of age, wear or usage which is impossible. Plus I see a deep rust pit or two in front of the rear sight by the P proof.

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Old 05-24-2017, 09:45 AM
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Lol, we are talking about the same one

Yes, I do believe it's been restored, the R.S inspection mark was remarked as well
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Old 05-24-2017, 10:24 AM
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Nice place holder, nicely redone, if the price is right. He says he thinks it is refinished.
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:44 PM
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Late gun for walnut stocks... definitely within the transition to Coltrock. Have I mentioned lately how much I dislike the white crap in the stampings? Makes me wonder what it's hiding. It also has an early slide stop.
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Old 05-24-2017, 04:15 PM
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This exact gun sold at Rock Island Armoury earlier this month for $1495. It was marketed as a professional Refinish. The RS Mark is much too large. I wouldn't expect this to sell for much over $2k.
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:01 PM
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Having an RS 1911A1 I can also confirm The RS mark is way too large. It should also have a rectangle around the initials.
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Old 05-29-2017, 05:13 PM
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SOLD for $3625. What is there to say........
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:19 PM
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SOLD for $3625. What is there to say........
Mine in correct condition is worth twice that?
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:31 PM
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I noticed the barrel is marked with F and G. I thought that was a transitional period post 1941? I would have thought this serial number pistolbwould have a small G barrel or not marked at all?
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:51 AM
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I noticed the barrel is marked with F and G. I thought that was a transitional period post 1941? I would have thought this serial number pistolbwould have a small G barrel or not marked at all?
Yes in fact, maybe I'm missing something.
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