What are 1911 guns worth?
|1911 Model||Price Range||What We Like|
|Ruger SR1911||$700-$1000||Great for Beginners|
|Colt Delta Elite||$1000-$1500||Great Price for Reliability/Power|
|Colt-XSE Government .45||$1000-$1500||Most Classic 1911|
|Wilson Combat CQB Tactical LE||$3000+||Unbeatable Quality|
Is a Kimber 1911 worth the money?
Exactly and it’s a real value IMO. The kimber custom II is one of the best values in the market. I personally wouldn’t buy one of the really expensive kimber models because I would rather save a bit more and buy a wilson, etc. However, the base custom models are fantastic and worth every penny.
What brand 1911 did the military use?
The Colt 1911 was formally adopted by the US Army on March 29, 1911, and then by the US Navy and Marine Corps in 1913. By the beginning of WW1, more than 68,000 pistols were in service and the huge demand for the new pistol led to contracts being granted to other manufacturers as well.
Is the magazine of a 1911 Colt original?
The finish is original and the bore is cloudy with minor corrosion but decent rifling. The magazine is also the early two-tone but lacks the loop at the bottom, so like the barrel, could be a later replacement. Overall, a fine example of one of the earliest US Army issued 1911 Colts.
What’s the value of a 1911 Army issue?
The parkerizing shows the heat treated areas. 1911 Remington UMC frame. Colt 1911A-1 slide. WWII plastic grips. Parkerized finish. 1911 style hammer and trigger. I would value the gun at 1500 to 2000. The 2 tone finish on the slide is normal. The parkerizing shows the heat treated areas. Click to expand… Heh, yeah.
What are the grips on a 1911 Colt?
The top of the frame (inside) is marked H and U. The grips appear to be correct and original. The barrel is H P marked on top, but the P is a poor strike. This would be a type 3 barrel which my source says started around serial 25xxx, so the barrel could be a replacement, although early.
Why did Colt not heat treat the 1911?
When the 1911 was first introduced the technology of the time didn’t enable Colt to heat treat the slides at all. There was no way to machine a hardened slide blank, and if one attempted to heat treat a slide after machining it would warp. As a result the early slides were prone to cracking and severe wear from peening.