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Old 05-17-2017, 06:26 AM
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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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