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Old 07-01-2020, 08:17 PM
hirdlej hirdlej is offline
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1965 Colt Commercial Price Check?

Hi guys, I've been presented with an opportunity to purchase a 1965 Colt 1911 that's supposed to be in absolutely mint condition (which I have not seen yet). It's the pistol and original mag. No box or paperwork. The guy is asking $1600. Is that about right for a pistol like this or is it a little on the high side? The grips show minor shrinking but can still be removed and installed. Any advise on value would be appreciated. I don't want to overspend but if this is market value, so be it. Thanks!
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Old 07-01-2020, 09:19 PM
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If it's in excellent condition and not refinished $1600 is a bargain.
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Old 07-02-2020, 03:30 AM
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Although I don't live i your country I agree with dsk, but nobody can render you an opinon without a serial number and some close & detailed pictures.
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Old 07-02-2020, 08:23 AM
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"Excellent condition" is in the eyes of the beholder. Absolutely lay your eyeballs on the pistol, take photos and share them. You'll get honest, forthright opinions.
I looked at what I paid for six pistols from 1964, 1965 and 1966. The average cost was $1728.00. All are in superb condition, some unfired, most with boxes.
The $1600 price is generally consistent with the time period presuming the pistol is top quality.
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Old 07-02-2020, 10:48 AM
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Prices are relative, depending on region and local supply & demand. Sometimes I wish I lived where some of you do, where apparently collectible Colts grow on trees. Here in the PNW a mint 1965 Colt Government would easily sell for $2200 at a gun show or one of the area gun stores.
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