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Old 02-05-2020, 07:48 PM
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Help with WW1 1911

Saw this at LGS today says it was made in WW1 timeframe. Marked Springfield though does that look right to you? What can collective mind tell me about this one?
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Old 02-05-2020, 08:16 PM
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We would need to see a lot more of it, but from what little we can it looks like a pretty nice Springfield Armory 1911, the etched name on the slide notwithstanding.
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Old 02-05-2020, 08:20 PM
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I'm with DSK, looks like a nice looking Springfield 1911. Would be interested to know more about the name that is etched on it. The slide stop doesn't appear to be of Springfield manufacture but the rest of the pistol in the 2 pics makes me wanting more to look at.
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Old 02-06-2020, 06:27 AM
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Are these more or less desirable than Colts? This one is in the low 100,000 serial iirc.

Before I tell you the asking price, tell me the range low/high that you would expect for it. Not the skinflint bargain-of-the-year price, the I-will-sell-it-in-about-a-month price.
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Old 02-06-2020, 11:45 AM
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Old 02-06-2020, 12:09 PM
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Old 02-06-2020, 04:13 PM
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Buy it! We need to see detail pics.
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Old 02-06-2020, 07:19 PM
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I believe I have seen that pistol before. Possibly in a Julia or RIA auction. Can't remember.

Engraving kills the value. One guy might pay parts value another might pay several K. Hard to nail a price down on a gun like that.
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Old 02-06-2020, 08:21 PM
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Notice the bluing is different on the slide than the frame - is that commonly found? The engraving is a bummer to me, unless it is D.D.Eisenhower :-)

I love them all, including this Springfield. But everything has a value, and we will see what this may be worth.
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