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An inquiry directed to those predisposed to collecting the venerable 1911.
Is it a certain era, maybe a caliber? With over a century in production, multiple calibers and barrel lengths, etc. I am inclined to focus on a segment of the Colt catalog. Personally my small collection is primarily Commercial post war and I am going to attempt to acquire more Super .38 examples. Please share your thoughts.
 

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Thats a tough call as everyone who replies will like something different. Esp. if your buying a shooter or a safe queen. I'm a lefty and my favorite 1911's are Colt SS Xse's. I have a railgun and a combat commander both with factory ambi safety's. When I come across a Government model Xse in the right condition and price I'll move that into my Colt corral also. I do like the 1930's models but for the condition I want they are way beyond what I will spend.
 

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My main collecting interest is "Bullseye" guns using Colt's as base pistols and 1911-.22 Conversion Units.

A couple of Clark Custom Guns:

Colt .38 Special Kit (1966):

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Clark Long Heavy Slide .45 built on a Colt Series 70 Government Model (1978)

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John Giles (Giles .45 Shop Odessa, Florida) .38 Wadcutter built on a Colt Series 70 .38 Super (1974)

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Colt Gold Cup National Match .38 Mid Range (1969)

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Marvel Precision Unit#1 1911-.22 Conversion Unit mounted on a Colt Combat Elite XSE (2014)

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Kart (Fred Kart-United States Arms Corp-pre Kart Sporting Arms) 6" 1911-.22 Conversion Unit mounted to a Colt Series 70 Government Model (1975)

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An inquiry directed to those predisposed to collecting the venerable 1911.
Is it a certain era, maybe a caliber?
Not so much any particular era for me...but like the Colt SAA, it's the overall history that draws me to the gun and to the brand. As I've said before, no other firearms are so closely intertwined with the history of America.

It's in danger of becoming a cliché , but that phrase about "holding history in your hands" is never more true than when you're the owner of a vintage Colt.
 

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I tend to get pretty hot & bothered in the presence of a Pre-War Super .38 Automatic.
You mean like this?? 😉

Heres my 1937 Super Match that I’ve now shown off on this very forum quite a lot…😎

I am in the hunt for a same year National Match as a sister gun for this one. Yes, I am saving my money….

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All the 38 supers and the ww1 and ww2 ones are my soft spot, cant help myself when I see one reasonable priced. I just sold a complete 1917 us property rig with the belt,holster and mag pouch with the correct mags to match to the young guy working for me. I rarely sell my colts but this young man is my sons age and really appreciates the beauty in colt firearms and sold many of his Glocks to purchase ponies from me, I know I could have made good money on GB or another selling site but I've been selling him them for what I paid no matter how long ago because I know what its like at that age to want but can't afford. I don't worry about what my son thinks as hes gonna be getting more than he'll ever know what to do with.
 
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