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I have a US&S that has had the makers marks buffed out? Only has serial#107XXXX on right side, has a P on left top side of gun. P on the left side behind magazine release.RCD on left side of frame behind the trigger, Has no magazine and haven't had it apart yet for inside markings. So is this a lost cause?
 

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It won't have a high value as a collectors piece, but it still has value as a shooter. At least Bubba didn't remove or deface the serial numbers when he removed the other markings.
 

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It won't have a high value as a collectors piece, but it still has value as a shooter. At least Bubba didn't remove or deface the serial numbers when he removed the other markings.
Lol.. Should I get a original replacement slide or just keep it the way it is? Thanks Grizzley1..
 

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Found out my 1911a1 US&S is labeled as a shooters value. A little disappointed, but I'm happy that I can at least enjoy shooting it. I just wanted to get an idea on how much it's worth the way it is now? I might keep it and if I get lucky maybe find a original slide for it in the future that I can afford. Also need a original magazine as well thanks for any info.
 

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Found out my 1911a1 US&S is labeled as a shooters value. A little disappointed, but I'm happy that I can at least enjoy shooting it. I just wanted to get an idea on how much it's worth the way it is now? I might keep it and if I get lucky maybe find a original slide for it in the future that I can afford. Also need a original magazine as well thanks for any info.
Value is relative. Even in such poor condition, a fully functioning, genuine GI 1911 is going to bring $400+ probably more
 

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I'm trying to decide if I should Sell my US&S or trade it straight up? I had it evaluated by the experts here, Thank you guys.. and sadly to say it's a shooters grade, not a national treasure! I'm fine with that because it is a solid gun, and I would shoot the hell out of it. For myself it doesn't hold sentimental value or military experience to honor such a prestige weapon. So.... for me would the value be in the sell for cash or the trade for another firearm? IMG_20180814_222200522.jpg IMG_20180814_220726469.jpg
 

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Its going to be what will it bring at any given time. It appears to have been worked on and parts replaced and that leads one to wonder about the internal workings. That scares some folks...others will simply break it down and check how the work was done.
Personally I would not rate it as shooters grade until I see what`s been done to the inside.
 

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Depends on what are you looking to get instead of that?
Your gun there is pretty high up on my desirableness list. Most folks would be happy to say they owned an original GI 1911.
 

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Its going to be what will it bring at any given time. It appears to have been worked on and parts replaced and that leads one to wonder about the internal workings. That scares some folks...others will simply break it down and check how the work was done.
Personally I would not rate it as shooters grade until I see what`s been done to the inside.
I understand I would be nervous too if the inside look anything like the outside II would be worried as well Thanks..
 

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I would just keep it if it were mine.
I have the option to keep it just not the funds to make it 100
Depends on what are you looking to get instead of that?
Your gun there is pretty high up on my desirableness list. Most folks would be happy to say they owned an original GI 1911.
To be honest CCholderinMain, I didn't know exactly what I had until I started researching information for proof and makers marks! I knew it was old & felt solid in my grip. Wasn't the prettiest but hell I'm not either!! So doing my homework things were getting interesting, the serial numbers hit for US&S model. I remember the fuss everyone was having over this model in particular, and I have 1.. Thought bout time my luck has changed, but looking at all the other ones I knew something wasn't quite right. BUBBA happened!! So with my OCD if it can't be at least 80% original I'm not doing this gun any justice and the prices to restore BUBBAS stupidity would leave me divorced and homeless.. Lol
 

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I don't understand what you mean by not making it 100 - 100 what? What possible difference does it make if it is not 80%, the thing has been around for over a 100 years and is still a 1911 and I assume that it still shoots, you have a perfect shooter!
 

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Sorry gdmoody I was on the road took a break was trying to respond & couldn't save the post to a draft so it was posted by accident, kinda new on here not used to everything. My reply to CCholderinMain would sum up the 100 didn't get the % in before it posted and any explanation my apologies. BTW cool screen name!!
 

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Yes, I have heard that many many times

BUT

since that language is not allowed here on TFF, I have deleted it. Please refrain from using any kind of profanity, it can get you banned.
 
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