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    1967 Colt 1911

    I am looking to add a 1911 Colt to the collection but I am not familiar with all the collector attributes of the Commercial Colts. I found one made in 1967 that I verified useing Colts serial number look up. I have seen the gun in my hands under a strong light. The slide is turning purple, does that detract from value?

    Gun is not perfect and shows the heavy scratch of reassemble slide stop. Probably would pass for 90%+ but no box and wrong magazine. Barrel shows wear on outside but great inside. Grips are perfect.

    Gun is on gun brokers with a starting bid of $1499, is it close to this value?

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/812222333

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    Damn if it was a 9mm at that price I’d buy it from under you and send it to a smith to build!

    If you’re looking for collectible I’d be wary of a gun with pitting but that’s just me


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    Seems about $600 too high to start with to me, but I'm not all that up-to-date on pricing.

    A '67 model resides here and was an $800 pawn shop purchase regionally here in Texas in late 2015. Only thing was, the pawn shop, which was selling some pre-Series 70 pistols out of an estate, happened to drop this particular one on a concrete floor, right on its front and rear sights. They were smushed. The rest of the gun's external finish was unharmed. I replaced the sights.

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    I started with a Series 70 then bought the new Comander in 9mm. I am looking back now at past models to show a progression of Colts work. I am really not familiar with the Commercial guns but will read up on them more. Thanks for any feedback.

    Jim

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    Bluing turning plum was a common in this era. I have one that has turned plum. Nothing you can do about the scratch, and although I don't follow these on the auction sites I think its way overpriced.
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    As already mentioned, the plum color is common on these and I dont believe it hurts value. I would say that should be a $700 to $900 gun.
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    The photo quality is not very good so it’s hard to make a judgment, however I wonder if this gun had surface rust cleaned up with bronze wool, since pitting is mentioned, and some pictures show what looks like micro scratches.

    Looking at the 1970 I just bought, the polishing is extremely smooth with no visible lines or scratches. The thumb safety is turning plum.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 459459 View Post
    I started with a Series 70 then bought the new Comander in 9mm. I am looking back now at past models to show a progression of Colts work. I am really not familiar with the Commercial guns but will read up on them more. Thanks for any feedback.

    Jim
    Jim,

    If you can put your hands on Clawson's "white book" it will help a bunch with your search. For that money you might find a pre-70's BB marked GM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Bowles View Post
    Jim,

    If you can put your hands on Clawson's "white book" it will help a bunch with your search. For that money you might find a pre-70's BB marked GM.
    Thanks Rick, a new book will help because all I have is my RL Wilson Colt book.

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by 459459 View Post
    Thanks Rick, a new book will help ....
    What Mr. Bowles didn't mention is that the "white book" will cost you more than many of the guns you seek! (But it is worth it in the long run, and will probably appreciate faster that most of the guns in the book.)
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