Info on a model 1911 A1 US Army hand gun

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by echoecho52, Dec 7, 2011.

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  1. echoecho52

    echoecho52 New Member

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    Nov 23, 2011
    Aloha all. I recently came into the possession of a model 1911 A1 US Army 45 caliber handgun. I was wondering if there was a way to search the history of this weapon. It appears in excellent condition... I have the serial number as well as 3 initials near the trigger guard. I would also be curious of its value. I also have close up digital photos if necessary. Can anyone help me with this? It would be greatly appreciated.

    Dougie C.
     
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
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  3. echoecho52

    echoecho52 New Member

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    Nov 23, 2011
    Unfortunately, i do not have a url for my images...merely JPEG images of the weapon. I will try and figure out how to do the url thing. thanks for your fast reply.
    Dougie C.
     
  4. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    You don't need a URL:

    If you have digital photos on your PC, click on the Go Advanced tab below the reply screen, then under Additional Options click on the Manage Attachments tab, and browse to find and upload your photos.
     
  5. echoecho52

    echoecho52 New Member

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    Nov 23, 2011
    hope i do this right....thanks for your patience... please let me know if this works...and, again, thanks for your fast reply.
    Dougie C.
     

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  6. terminator

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  7. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

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  8. echoecho52

    echoecho52 New Member

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    Nov 23, 2011
    thanks Shooter... is there any way to trace the initials near the trigger? I heard that those initials were the first user of the firearm...is that correct?
     
  9. echoecho52

    echoecho52 New Member

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    Nov 23, 2011
    thanks terminator...she is a beauty.
     
  10. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No. It's the Gov't inspectors mark. Lt Col F. J. Atwood.
     
  11. echoecho52

    echoecho52 New Member

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    Nov 23, 2011
    ahhhh....got it. Mahalo for all of you help.
     
  12. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I have one identical only its a 1941 and I say value is around 600-650.00 but maybe more to the right person. Is the pistol part of your family history or just something you came across? Are you looking to determine a value to keep or sell? Would you like to trade for an updated firearm of like value? Just curious.
     
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  13. echoecho52

    echoecho52 New Member

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    Nov 23, 2011
    Aloha DoubleD,
    This piece was given to me by a client who was very pleased with my work on his project (i design residential single family homes). Im not really interested in selling this weapon (i also have a 1906 police safty, 5 shot 38cal pistol and i showed this to the client...he figured i might like this piece) but i was hoping there would be some way to trace the history of the piece thru the serial number.
     
  14. Juker

    Juker New Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Land of Lincoln
    She's a beauty, alright...
     
  15. fordtrucksforever

    fordtrucksforever Member

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    Nov 14, 2011
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    I am guessing that one has been refurbished. Didnt those during WW2 have a green tint to the parkerising?
     
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