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#1 michaelkih


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 05:48 AM

What is the typical value of a nice original condition 1911 from 1913 with holster wear? Is $4000 around the realm of reality.

I just bought two 1918 1911s and I now want to get an even earlier one. I appreciate the help everyone!
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Posted 17 May 2019 - 06:56 AM

My Colt was around $3200 in well used original condition. The magazine was original, two tone. 

5 digit made in 1914.

Purchased around a year or 2 ago.



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#3 Oldtrooper


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 07:21 AM

Years ago I paid $700 for this 5 digit 1913 manufactured Colt ... I have been offered $3500 for it ... The slotted magazine or keyhole mag in the gun is worth around $500


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#4 JimB


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 09:33 AM

Depends on who & where really


Internet prices have became totally insane on these things

that said recently a local buddy answered an ad in our local free shopper newspaper

Ended up with a very clean Colt 1911, holster, belt with pouch with two spare half tone mags.  Paid the asking price of $800

I ended up going back there with him, I bought a foot locker with slightly mildewed uniforms, a dough boy helmet, mess kit and a LF&C trench knife

asked what he needed ?

$100 out the door, it was all great grandads gear.  Came with all his paperwork, decorations, etc.  Told me if he couldn't get a hundred he was just going to haul the contents to the landfill and repaint the trunk as a toy box for the kids


Just saying valuations are all over the board

Up here it's not uncommon to run across Great War 1911s in the $1500 to $2500 range

I know of 3 of them within 30 miles of me, family bring backs from WWI

I prefer that families hold on to these items.  One buddy occasionaly goes broke, offers me his which is pristine.  I tell him keep it back, here's a few hundred...you really should pass this on brother.  He pays me back always so no big deal.  He has a boy who is career Army now.  That belongs with him.


Online you are looking in the 3K+ range for decent early 1911s

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 01:34 PM

Thank you. Interested in getting a nice 5 digit Colt. Ill keep an eye out with your prices in mind. I got my nice and original 1918 for $2225 shipped, which I do feel good about. Thanks again!
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