Colt 100 year aniv 1911

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Squeak, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. johnboat

    johnboat New Member

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    cylinder and slide is making an excelent centenial model also .
  2. upsguy

    upsguy New Member

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    I just bought the Colt yesterday for the MSRP, I looked all over online and failed to find anything. I called my local gun shop and they had three of them in stock, Im picking it up tomorrow. Im not buying this piece to collect it, I bought it to shoot it. I always wanted a 1911, not an A1 (already have a TRP).

    This gun is a replica of the 1918 Black Army model in the blue finish with all the roll marks. Colt does have another model that has the engraving and gold plating as shown above from the post from Helix. The 100 years of service gun is a whole nother animal, nice too.

    I always wanted an old war horse but dont want to spend big money on something that might not last much longer shooting todays ammo. So, buying new technology with an "old" model really appeals to me, can't wait to get it!
  3. upsguy

    upsguy New Member

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    Here's a pic.


    //http://www.coltsmfg.com/Catalog/ColtPistols/100thAnniversaryModels.aspx


    Hmmm, can't get it to work....
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  4. Braddahrick808

    Braddahrick808 New Member

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    Here are my toys this has the roll mark of the 100 years of service....
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  5. ignats

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    The problem with commemorative guns is they made and still make too many of them. For the most part they have not done well as an investment item. Many can be bought for slightly more (and sometimes less) than shooter grade pistols. Most collectible Colts date from the 1950's and back. Their value is, for the most part, based on condition. As time goes on, I think that just about anything Colt will appreciate in value when compared to other manufacturers. There are some exceptions, Randall comes to mind, but not many.
  6. Braddahrick808

    Braddahrick808 New Member

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    @Squeak.....Braddah Rick here....I Bought My Colt series 80 with the 100 Years of Service Roll mark on it with the Black Rubber Grips but the picture you see is upgraded with the COLT rosewood grips with GOLD Medallion on it. I bought it here on this link http://www.coltsmfg.com/ShopOnline/tabid/62/ProdID/150/CatID/10/Default.aspx
    Here it is when I first bought it..
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    and here it is When I upgraded to the Rosewood Grips with Medallion.
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    Here is My Collection so Far.
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    Cheers to you SQUEAK....Happy Shooting and Be Safe
    Braddah Rick
  7. Squeak

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    Rick: That explains a lot. I didn't know they made a series 80 with the 100 year rollstamp on it. THANKS!
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