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I just got an old colt and was wondering if anyone can give me any more info on it.
Barrel is marked with "COLT D.A. 41".
Is this a "new army" model? SN is 252xxx.
Looks like new, any ideas about value? more pictures here:
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I think you're right in your ID of the piece. I don't have my references available, but the extra locking notches on the cylinder seem consistent with that model. That serial number seems really high, but if the commercial guns were numbered along with those for the government, I suppose it make sense. It was this gun that got all the grief in the Philippines, resulting in the adoption of first the M1909 .45 revolver, then the M1911 .45 auto. The .41 chambering would have been a commercial model, however. As for value, it's hard to say. I bought a minty, truly 99% Army Special (descendent of the New Army) for $330, then got the same in trade. The gun sat in the dealer's case for almost a year, priced at over $500. I don't know if they got full price, or not. I would say your gun is probably in that same $300-$500 range, and maybe more the way Colt prices have gone the last couple of years.
 
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