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    Interesting Colt Government Model 1911 Related / Historical

    Page From From Gun Collectors Value Book Dated 1951

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    Wow. $30 to $60. Very interesting stuff, even though I'm not a 1911 aficionado.

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    At those prices, stack 'em up until I can't see over the top of 'em!

    Thanks for the historical nugget.
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    Everything is relative, an ounce of gold at that time was $36 about the same as a 1911 and ounce of gold now is $2000 , that makes one a lot cheaper today.

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    Thanks! Very interesting! It works with almost anything, I'd like to go back and buy some of the older cars today. I could afford the 57 Chevy or the T-Bird, Corvette, etc. at the prices they used to be.
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    You might be impressed with the price of a new Chevy four door circa 1976 as well. (in the day)

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    My how I would love on marked "Model of 1911 U.S. Marine Corps". That would be a prized possession, and a steal at $35-55
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    That's about right seeing how I bought my Colt Gov't Model 1911 Circa 1918 U.S. Army with the following included.
    2 Barrels
    2 Mags.
    2 main Springs
    2 holsters
    1 Box .45ACP ammo.
    2 sets of grips
    and all for $ 140.00........many years ago..........that's it.

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    That is very interesting QK, thank you.

    One thing to point out, Colt, Springfield etc., never rollmarked a pistol U.S. Marine Corps, the early Department of Navy purchased M1911s were marked U.S. Navy. The Marine Corps procured 5,650 M1911s between 1912 and January 1918, the first two orders were requisitioned through Navy channels, all remaining orders were placed directly with Colt, another 4,300 were acquired through the Army in 1918. All Marine Corps M1911s were rollmarked with the MODEL OF 1911. U.S. ARMY (except those sent from the early Navy contract). (From Charles W. Clawson's Colt .45 Service Pistols; Models of 1911 and 1911A1)

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeLCPL View Post
    My how I would love on marked "Model of 1911 U.S. Marine Corps". That would be a prized possession, and a steal at $35-55
    Believe it or not, the first USGI pistols ever marked U.S.M.C were the 100 Kimber ICQB pistols ordered for the MEU(SOC).

    http://www.ar15.com/content/swat/200312-SOCOM.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Believe it or not, the first USGI pistols ever marked U.S.M.C were the 100 Kimber ICQB pistols ordered for the MEU(SOC).
    You are the 1911 guru OD, but that ad says that some are marked for the Marine Corps, down at the bottom of it. Right above the Springfield Armory ones.
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    I saw that, that's why I mentioned it. Don't take my word for it, contact Scott Gahimer, one of the leading authorities on the M1911/M1911A1.
    http://www.m1911info.com/AboutUs/Con...6/Default.aspx
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    In the early 60's my brother sent me a military spec Colt 1911 from Korea to keep for him. He was stationed there and into match shooting. He had it re-worked complete with target sights, target grips and a "Gold Cup" barrel. I needed a few extra bucks to buy a used car so I sold it. The best I could get was $25. He never forgave me.

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    Colt 1941 price list

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    This is very cool! I can't believe it's going to be 100 years for the 1911, what a great pistol.
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