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Old 10-23-2013, 12:51 AM
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Pre-70 Factory Nickel Colts

Does anybody know a good source to find one of these for sale? I have been all over GB, GA, Simpson's, etc. and there is nothing out there. If anybody knows of a high-endish type shop that caters to these, please shoot me a link/info. I passed on a beautiful pre-70 nickel on GB a year ago and am totally kicking myself since. Thanks!
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:47 AM
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Browsing around...

Found a little stuff might be interesting....

US Army 1911 Nickel

Nickel 1943 on Gun Broker
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:05 PM
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Thanks Stillwater! I appreciate the looking, but I really want an original gun. I could pick a decent commercial and send it out, but I have been leaning towards OG guns lately. Who knows, if I can't find what I want, I may just have to build one. Thanks again!
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I'd swear I just saw one on GB two or three days ago while looking for a Pre-70 base gun, but I didn't save the listing.

Try more focused searches for the older guns. I've had good recent success with "Pre-Series 70" and "Commercial Colt 1911."

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Old 10-24-2013, 01:28 AM
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Thanks Army Chief! I found the one you mentioned. I need to do my research, hard to tell if that is original finish or not. Either way, it's clean. Thanks!
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:05 AM
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Not saying there aren't any factory nickel Colts before the '70, just never saw or heard of one. You might be looking for a unicorn.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:34 PM
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I have seen some. They were engraved presentation pistols. I have also seen some that were pretty beat up. Very often either is in 38 Super, not .45 by the way. If I run into one then will PM you. I am just assuming you would be interested in something from the 50s or 40s also. Sadly it may take a letter to say it came from Colt that way.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:10 PM
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Yeah, if I find an OG example, a letter will definitely be in order. Usually, the easy way to spoke one is if it looks old. Nickel gets age on it that you can't fake, basically, if it's too shiny, it is probably redone or faked. Even still, hard item to find. If I find a nickel 38 super, I may have to hock my soul. Will keep you posted. Thanks guys!
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:44 PM
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I have a factory Colt Nickel Combat Commander.... Trouble is, after years of hard use, it's not exactly a show piece any more... I liked it, but that finish makes it very hard to replace any parts and have the whole gun match again....
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:58 PM
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Like this one original from the factory in 1957. They are out there, just damn hard to find.






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Old 10-25-2013, 11:44 PM
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http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/

http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/co...-45-acp-c9083/
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:47 PM
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Shnikies JoeMiner! The grips haven't even shrunk! sweet
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