some info. about ww2 commemoratives from my dealer literature, one thing that came with both was a book, american heritage's picture history of world war 2, with a special colt dust jacket. if you ordered both guns you could get matching serial nos. or, consecutive nos. or, they will match serial nos. of any other commemorativ you already have. heres the hard part, retail price is $250.
I was also given this same gun, unfired and in the commemorative box, by an old girlfriend. There's not a lot of information about this particular commemorative model--the European Theater model is the more commonly known. But I did find that only 11,000 of the Colt 1911 PTO nickel pistols were released for consumer purchase, and I've seen prices range from $800 to $3,000. I flirted with the idea of selling it, but have decided to make it my personal handgun instead. It shoots like a dream (yes, yes, I did the unthinkable and decided to fire it) and everyone at the range always looks at it the same way they'd look at a hot blond in a bikini. It's a fantastic gun--glad you have one!
Looking at the pictices of these great commemoratives prompts me to ask one question – is there any rhyme or reason for when Colt uses an arched mainspring housing on a particular pistol and when they use a flat one?
Bill Tidler Jr.
JMB & JDC Disciple
I was thinking more of current production Colts. For example, Series 70 and Delta Elites have arched mainspring housings while most everything else such as 1991’s, Gold Cups, and 38 Supers have flat mainspring housings. Is the use of one or the other mandated by the firing system or are they interchangeable?
i just picked one up a couple of weeks ago.....unfired in case for $800.00.....not a scratch on it any where...mine was made in 1970...i think they all where made then...
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