So, what about Commemoratives?
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    So, what about Commemoratives?

    There's no section here for discussion of commemorative Colts. I propose that one be started because I have some and I want to learn more about them. Thanks for considering the idea.

    Meanwhile, let's post pictures in this thread.

    These are the Colt 1911 World War Commemoratives - four blued 1911s and two nickel 1911A1s:

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    Typically commemoratives are discussed in the section pertaining to a particular model. In this case the 1911 board.
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    Not a bad idea for a sticky, even though some on here may not like commemoraitves for various reason, they are still made by Colt. Here is my 1969 Golden Spike scout - nothing special about it but I do have the 30/30 Winchester with the matching serial number.
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    A separate forum for commemoratives? Not, if like me, you shoot them and use them hard. Possibly, if you are into the esoteric aspects of them.
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    Anyone who has a commemorative to sell they think it's a valuable embellishment to the piece. Shooters more or less scorn them except when the asking price is cheap enough to be a good shooter.

    As for me...I have a few commemoratives but primarily if they're related to someone or something I'm interested in. I have John Wayne Colts and Teddy Roosevelt Winchesters...beyond that I'm not particularly interested unless it's too cheap to pass on. Ruger has John Wayne commemoratives but it doesn't interest me...Duke didn't carry Rugers.
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    Go read the 'Hammerless?' thread. The Patton model M pistol got some ink (pixels?) over there the other day.
    Generally, the commemoratives don't have a lot of interest for shooter types, or as collector pieces.
    The fact is, they are deliberately devalued firearms.
    E.g., the gawky, unauthentic G.S. Patton pistol is up around $2.2K.
    Money down the drain.
    Pfffft!

    There is a good image of Gen. Patton's actual model M on there.

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    Storekeeper3.jpgI wonder about the internals on these commemorative guns. I have a limited run Storekeeper model that was built in 2010 that had to have extensive gunsmith work to bring it up to my standards. Like turning the barrel to bring it to POA, plus working on the hand that would hang up in the hand slot. The front sight was leaning so far to the right that it should never have been sent out the door by quality control. After all that it is my favorite Colt.

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    Commemoratives are funny. In most cases the sum of the parts, etc. are worth more than the gun in question.

    Case in point the John Wayne guns. You have probably Class B engraving, gold enlays, ivory grips, on top of a $2000.00 gun +/-. By all rights if it wasnt a com. it would be an $8000.00 gun (?). As a comm. they struggle to sell for $2500.00
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