1911 whats it worth?

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  1. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What do you think this Essex arms / colt is worth? It says model 1911 us army on the slide and essex arms on the frame.

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  2. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    No idea of the value but it looks like a parts gun. I have one I bought from my smith with an Essex frame, Colt barrel and grips, slide unknown. Shoots great. My essex frame is from Hardwick Vt. though. I have a pic of it in my album. I paid $800.00 for it.
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  3. Helix_FR

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    Parts gun Im thinking too
  4. Kieran McCaig

    Kieran McCaig New Member

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    Did you take it on trade DD or you selling it.
  5. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No, one of my customers wants to sell it and I couldnt tell him what it was worth. I may want it, but not that interested. Also he said he has a bunch of parts to go with it like another slide and springs and mags. Im pretty sure he said another slide.
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  6. Kieran McCaig

    Kieran McCaig New Member

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    might clean up nice with a bead blast ,but like others said parts gun.
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    The slide may be worth more than the rest. Without looking at the condition of the rest maybe 250.00-300 tops.
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    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yea, he says its a good shooter. Wonder what he should ask for it?
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    RJay Well-Known Member

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    400-450 as a shooter, the slide is worth 200 to a 1911 collector.
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  10. guns4life

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    depends on if those grips are real ivory it really looks like it
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    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Not sure. He said he paid 50.00 for the grips.
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    Real ivory will have a grain pattern.
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    The first 1911 I bought, about 10 years ago, was similar. Essex frame with national Match slide, adjustable sights and trigger. Gave $225, shoots wonderful. My understanding is that Essex was the first to offer aftermarket frames for wore out 1911's. I don't think they ever built any guns, just unfinished frames. It really comes down to the quality of the job done to mate all the parts up. In any case I wouldn't give more than 4-500 unless it was a full race with loads of aftermarket parts.
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    The grips are not Ivory, James Godfrey 1911 Ivory Polymer, Midway , 39.99. Look nice , don't they? I have a set on my Kimber.:)
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    I was just going to comment those grips. I wouldn't mind a set on my Sig. Thanks RJay gonna check midway out.
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