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Value of Rare Colts
« on: October 25, 2018, 06:20:32 PM »
It's been pretty quiet around here so I thought I'd post this.

Here is a Singer manufactured 1911 A1 that is up for sale on GB.  All the experts on the Colt Forum say it is without a doubt been refinished.  The price seems high but what do I know.

  https://www.gunbroker.com/item/788596852

Here is the real deal that sold earlier this year at the Rock Island Auction.  It brought in  $414,000 so maybe the refinished one is a bargain.

  https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/72/2446/documented-finest-condition-us-singer-manufacturing-co-model

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Re: Value of Rare Colts
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2018, 11:32:07 AM »
Quiet is right MRC, thanks for the good reads on those.

I do like the early 1911's they seem to have a bit more character than those produced today.


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Re: Value of Rare Colts
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2018, 12:02:21 PM »
I just copied and pasted this from the Colt Forum.

I have not seen any of the Singers sell, but this poster claims a well worn original brought $120k so the refinish did bring down the price considerably.

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"Just closed at $82,025. Some might call that a bargain".



"To me it shows how much restoring a gun hurts its value. A forum member sold an all original one earlier this year for over 120k if I remember correctly. A 100 year old gun that looked its age compared to this one that looks great. That's a big difference in price. Maybe my mom was right, looks aren't everything."