Another one! Colt 70 series 45 auto value?

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by smokyhollowforge, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. smokyhollowforge

    smokyhollowforge New Member

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    I have another one I would like to know the value of please.
    This one is a Colt mkIv 70 series Government model 45 automatic caliber nickle finish ser #ends in B70. I looked at colts site and think this was made around 1979-1981. It is not in perfect condition and does have some minor wear on it. I have the original box and some paper work.
    Thank you for any help with this one.

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  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I can't really tell the condition from the photos but I will give you this information out of the 29th Edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values:

    100% - $1250
    98% - $1000
    95% - $800
    90% - $675
    80% - $450
    70% - $400
    60% - $375

    It is kind of hard to go exactly by this because it seem that prices for Colt's have gone crazy in the past few months.
  3. smokyhollowforge

    smokyhollowforge New Member

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    Thank you gdmoody!
    I made a offer of $300 for it and he sold it to me for that price. I think I got a good deal on this one. I do not fully understand the % scale for determining the value of a gun yet. I will need to look into that more. Never the less the forums has been excellent for me to find out info and answers and I thank all who take part in it.
    Thank you
  4. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

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    hope you were wearing a ski mask when you gave him 300 for the colt, you stole it. good deal.... no great deal
  5. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    The finish looks like Coltguard instead of Nickel. Maybe just the pics.
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    oscarmayer New Member

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    wondered about the finish too. but i do believe thats colts "satin" finish.
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    smokyhollowforge New Member

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    I was told this is a brushed nickel Finnish. I do not know for a fact. How would I find out if it is? What is coltguard?
    Thanks
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