Picked up a Colt Government Model the other day, serial number 293*** C. Either a 63 or 64, 45acp. My pictures don't ever look worth a damn, so I will just give a brief description. The only thing not stock is the grips, got some pachmyars wrap around rubber thingies on it. The blue is really nice, I'd say 90% or better most everywhere, with the exception of right at the back of the slide, like right opposite the thumb safety. It is worn to bare metal there in about a one half inch square. No other holster wear that I can see, just a very faint line one the muzzle. Internal shows very little wear as well, and no one has been grinding on anything. Top of hammer has very little wear and the bottom of the slide is the same.
If you press me I'll try and do some pictures when I get home. In the meantime I have not been able to find any online sales to compare to, everything is either military or Series 70 and later. My latest book is 2008 (cheap bastage
) and show a range of around 600-1200? I think they have improved considerably since then.
Thanks guys, I always learn something here.