George Madore Pistol

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by trenchdog1914, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. trenchdog1914

    trenchdog1914 Member

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    I have a 1911 .45 made up by George Madore of Brookhaven PA 20 years ago. I understand he passed away some time back. It's an IPSIC type with a compensator, Bomar sights, and Bar-sto barrel, on a Caspian single stack frame. Are his pistols considered valuable? I'm thinking of selling it. At one point I had Biehlert Gunsmithing fit a Colt stainless top end to the frame complete with it's own barrel etc. for carry. What do you think the rig could go for?
  2. oscarmayer

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    no more value for one of his "custom" jobs than anyone else. without pictures it would be hard to give a ballpark figure as to it's value. a bar-sto barrel and bo-mar sites are good but common, and have been eclipsed by clark , and nighthawk, and heinie. it's also important to know about the internals , do you have a build sheet ? that would also help place a dollar figure on it.
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    No build sheet, all that was done verbally and I don't remember the manufacturers.
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    ok with the information you've provided i'd place the value on it around 500to 600 bucks. "customized guns do not get the big bucks without all the facts being known ie. a build sheet. these days people would rather buy a ria for 475 and have it built up or build it up themselves and know for a fact what they have. early caspian frame were hit or miss. bar-sto though still good isn't the big dog they once were etc..... slapping a barrel on it and some custom sites doesn't mean it's customized it. might ( the key word here is might) just be a frankenpistol..... it's kind of like putting 22 inch chrome rims on a 95 buick , doesn't increase it's value just makes it look better ???? if you're into those types of things.
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