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Iam new to the board and this is my first post, so here it goes:


After doing some reading I think I might have something desirable in my collection (I hate using that “rare” word) I have an original Colt service model ACE in .22LR. I bought it new around 1980. I have three Colt mags for it and the owner’s manual. This was bought as a .22LR pistol not a .45 conversion kit. The pistol is in excellent shape. With the original wood grips with gold colt medalion. Apparently from what I have read Colt did not make many of these, and that is about all I know.

I also did something a little different when I got it. Most people bought the .45 and then a conversion kit for the .22LR. Well I went the other way, I had the .22LR and I gathered all the parts (slide, barrel, sights, springs etc…) and made my own .45 conversion kit. It works quite well; I even shot a combat match with it in place. Anyway, I am looking for any information regarding it and possibly it’s value with the items that I have and the home grown conversion kit.
 

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Hi Dirk: Welcome to the Forum. You will like it here. You have a nice gun in that Ace. As far as values go, I have a friend who sold his about a year ago on Auction Arms. It was ANIB and a very nice gun. I think he got about $850 or $900 for it. I can't comment on the other parts of your package. Show us some pics of your Ace. Regards, Charlie flick
 

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I assume from your description of the stocks (there are "stocks" in Colt lingo, not "grips") that you have a Post-War Service Ace and not a Pre-War. The Post-War Service Ace was reintroduced in 1978 at serial number SM14001, and serial numbers reached SM43380 in 1982, so about 29,000 Post-War Service Ace pistols were made, far from rare.

If you have the original box and papers, that will add considerably to the value. The parts to change the SM to .45 are only worth what they are as parts. The SM has good collector value. I see them from $700 and up, usually up.
 

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At that time they went for about $350.00 or so. The extra mags., are worth about $40.00 apiece. The value on these just keeps going up. I passed on a nickel one because I had just bought my son a blued one.
. last nickel oneI saw was about $1300.00-- Go figure?



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