Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by GzzV, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. GzzV

    GzzV New Member

    Oct 19, 2012

    My Commemorative I bought years back, Never shot it but this week I will for the first time. I have the box, display case with papers.

    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  2. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I like it, I would shoot it too.

  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    That shor is purty! If I own a gun, it will be shot. Welcome to the forum GzzV.
  4. GzzV

    GzzV New Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    Thanks Guys, (Me) Not being a collector why not shoot them, Right?
  5. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Correct. She's no "Safe Queen". Enjoy her.
  6. GzzV

    GzzV New Member

    Oct 19, 2012

    Are Commemorative pistols collectible? What Colts' are?
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2012
  7. jstanfield103

    jstanfield103 New Member

    Oct 1, 2011
    I believe I would sell her to someone that collects and buy I couple to shoot. I would end up shooting that one and messing the purdy out of it. She is a beauty.
  8. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    Hey, I remember when those came out. Drooled over that one in the local shop when I was too young to even know what an 1911 was besides a Colt.
    Always thought it was a purty rendition. Not overly dolled up...just enough to stand out.

    I suppose some collector might may a premium for it but I would go out and shoot it just because I could too. I don't have safe queens in my stash either. :)
  9. ignats

    ignats Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Both Colt and Winchester have made far too many commemoratives for them to ever have much collector value. They generally keep pace with shooter versions of the same gun.
  10. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
  11. GzzV

    GzzV New Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    I agree, I think TALO has something to do with the commemoratives. The grips on this Colt are Talo grips. I replaced the original with these.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
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