Colt 45 WWll

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by DMoore, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. DMoore

    DMoore New Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Hi, I recently inherited this Colt, Army issue. Pics attached. I believe it may have been used by the Army ski patrol in WWll. The Serial No is 1089###.Can anyone give me its approx value?

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    Last edited: Aug 16, 2006
  2. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    If you could post a picture of the other side and all the markings on it along with the serial number with the last two digits XX out.

  3. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Hi DMoore......werlcome to TFF. :)

    Your Colt M1911A1 was manufactured in 1943, and if in all original condtion, is worth:

    90% - $925
    80% - $775
    70% - $675
  4. DMoore

    DMoore New Member

    Jun 18, 2006
  5. Looks like you inherited a nice gun
  6. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    I agree most heartily with've got a good 'un there.

    While there were literally millions of WWII Military M1911's made, original, unaltered ones are becoming more and more collectable......however, yours is at the stage (70 to 80%) where it's not too nice or pristine to shoot. These are very rugged and and well made firearms, so I hope you'll take it out and shoot it......and have a ball!!!! :)

    Just make sure you clean it well afterward ( .....just break it down as far as Step #8, clean out the barrel with a quality bore cleaner (I like Hoppe's #9), bore brush & patches, lightly oil the frame rails, firing pin & hammer area, reassemble it, and give the outside a wipedown with an oily rag.

    You've got a neat piece of history there, but it's also a fun don't be afraid to use it as it was intended.
  7. MRMIKE08075

    MRMIKE08075 Active Member

    Aug 26, 2005
    New Jersey
    i agree with the above statements...

    at auction you might yeild 10% to 15% more...

    if you can prove what unit the gun was issued, or supply any accompanying documentation / provanance you might double the vale, especialy if it was issued to an oddball unit / famous unit...

    a factory letter might prove of interest.

    best regards, mike.
  8. Silver72

    Silver72 Member

    Nov 5, 2005
    Central Texas
    Maybe up in "Minn-eeee-sota, ya, sure, you bet!" where there's a hoard of all original G.I. '45s it would bring a weak $975, but down here in the land of "haven't seen an all orginal" in a long while it would bring more.

    Welcome back X'er!
  9. berto64

    berto64 Active Member


    Couldn't get that link to work. Came back as 'couldn't find it'.
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