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Colt Heinie CCO

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by SgtGing, May 10, 2009.

  1. SgtGing

    SgtGing New Member

    May 10, 2009
    Central Illinois
    I have a Colt CCO Heinie custom (about 13 years ago) with the frame marked R.Heinie. It has an action job, Heinie straight 8 night sights, slim grips, S&A magwell, full length guide rod, and all blue parts have been NP3'd. It has had about 750 rounds through it and is in good shape (90+%). Any ideas as to its worth would be appreciated! :cool:
    Last edited: May 10, 2009
  2. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

    Jun 24, 2008
    thats a tough question,there are 2 circles of 1911 people some that want no part of a customized gun ( purests) and others that love them but.... most are not interested in a gun customized by the prior owner. heinie or not there are those that consider a 1911 untrustworthy once they have been altered. ok the external changes are really no problem such as grips sights, even a magazine well but once you've open one up they tend to back away from them. this is an obsevation of well over 30 years experience with the 1911.now if one was to buy a stock 1911 and have the work done his-self that always seems to be a different story ( or at least in the mind of the owner). so putting a value on your colt is very difficult. it's now a one off , customized gun that will require a special buyer that can buy it with the understanding it's not stock and it's reliability might be suspect ( at least in the mind of the purest) my opinion would be it's not worth any more than a used box stock colt cco of the same vintage. or slightly more if bought by someone really in the know. apoint to remember most gun buyer are not gun nuts, they buy a gun based on what their friends buy, what their daddy had, war movies, cops and robbers tv shows etc... for these types if you said heinie they'd think you're talking about their backside.