How old is it?

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by lonewolf204, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. lonewolf204

    lonewolf204 Active Member

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    Colt 1911 WW1 Comemorative 1917 to 1967 SN# 5914ma. I found this for sale and it begged me to take it home.:D I was wondering how old it is?

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  2. Jim Hauff

    Jim Hauff New Member

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    This is a 50th Anniversary issue - so it was made in 1967 or slightly later.
  3. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, you enjoy that 40 something yr old pistol. I like it.
  4. Juker

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    I seem to recall that Colt issued four different WWI 50th anniversary 1911s, but the 1917-1967 marking is a 50th anniversary date. Yours might have come out in '68 or '69 - ?

    I'm confident some of the members with the proper books will be along to value it.
  5. Juker

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    lonewolf, are those "new baby at home" photos? PLEASE tell me you bought it! :D
  6. lonewolf204

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    Yes sir I could not resist the temtation! :eek:I have a great weakness for things that shoot.:D
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    Congrats! Excellent call!
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    1969, 7,400 made in that level. Battle of Meuse Argonne
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    I have nothing to add but, "damn that's a beautiful gun!"
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    Indeed, that's a keeper.

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