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I've had this gun sitting in my brother-in-law's huge safe for two years now. Before that in my small and crowded safe home. It's a Special Edition "Colt Silver Star 45" I wrote about here number of years ago. "Colt Silver Star 45" is stamped on it and it looks really sharp, Bright Stainless, a head-turner at the range and some would really salivate, not because it's a sought after Special Ed., but because the stamp and look of the gun together are so unusual. A run of a thousand were sold in the 80s to celebrate Colt's first use of Stainless in 1911s (or maybe any Semi-Auto, probably the former, can't really remember.) Had a Presentation Box too, wood and felt-lined green. Sold that awhile back. Gun and case were used. It was also a great shooter but alas just for a bit: the slide was chamfered in the lock-up area and it is not repairable, you can't put back worn away metal. It has a new barrel so I stopped using it when again it began to fail to fire, I stopped at 1 out of 10 failures so as not to use the new barrel in case of parts-sale but if used much the gun will just get worse again and destroy the barrel in the process. But I rebel at selling it for parts - like selling the Mona Lisa for parts - so what the hell should I do with it? Just leave it in the jumbo-safe and wait for death? The dandruff in the Presentation Box is NOT For Sale in case anyone's getting any ideas.
 

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Beautiful gun, or should I say paper weight. :) If it were mine, I would start by contacting Colt. I know it is out of warrenty, but I know they have bent over backwards before to make things right.
 

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Beautiful gun, or should I say paper weight. :) If it were mine, I would start by contacting Colt. I know it is out of warrenty, but I know they have bent over backwards before to make things right.
Thanks but been all thru that - it's from the 80s, the stamp was done by a third party no longer in existence and it was a used gun. They were very nice, new barrel for free etc but they declared it dead as did other Smith's where I live.
 

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Now THIS is a total rip-off: I paid $800 for that Silver Star used, probably go for about $1200 new - think I've seen them posted for that. Just for the heck of it I just looked on Gunbroker: one for sale, new: $4000. It's just a Colt Government under the pretty exterior, that's an outrageous price!
 

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Sure is but if you want to take it away from my Daughter that is what it is going to take!

They regularly sell for $2500-$3500 Like new with the display case and box.

Mine not only is new with the box and display but the outer shipping container as well. Never seen a more complete offering.

Yours would sell for $2k if it weren't "Dead"

P.S. The Silver Star production number was 1000 and they never had green interiors they were all Black.

P.S. You refer to your gun as a "Beauty, Special Edition", compare it to the "Mona Lisa", at the Range the Crowd Gathers 'Round but mine is a Glorified Government.....Hmmm
 

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Sure is but if you want to take it away from my Daughter that is what it is going to take! They regularly sell for $2500-$3500 Like new with the display case and box. Mine not only is new with the box and display but the outer shipping container as well. Never seen a more complete offering. Yours would sell for $2k if it weren't "Dead" P.S. The Silver Star production number was 1000 and they never had green interiors they were all Black. P.S. You refer to your gun as a "Beauty, Special Edition", compare it to the "Mona Lisa", at the Range the Crowd Gathers 'Round but mine is a Glorified Government.....Hmmm
Where does your daughter live that I can commit a non-violent burglary? 2 or 3 Thousand! My Heart Bleeds and I Cry to the Gods in Vain!
 

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One of the most beautiful Colts I've ever seen. Seems a bit odd to me, but in reading many of the Forum posts the proud owners would never think of shooting this weapon; instead they would keep her locked up in the safe for special occasions. You, on the other hand, GVF, seem to have been dealt a lethal blow here; you'd love to shoot her but don't dare for fear of further damage. THAT is a crying shame. My heart goes out to you! :(
 

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Do you want the true solution? I would buy a slide from Colt if you want clear on the side where the star is but thy can place their markings on the right side. Take the slide to a machine shop where they make dies and such. Have them look at th old one model a new stencil and recut it for you exact. Then polish it o your desire. Can be done if you are hung up in getting it the way it was. I have the guy for you if you want it pm me.
 

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Where does your daughter live that I can commit a non-violent burglary? 2 or 3 Thousand! My Heart Bleeds and I Cry to the Gods in Vain!
Well she is 1 so I doubt she will be living anywhere but right here with mommy and daddy for a long time.

There is just something creepy about mentioning a burglary even when joking. :confused:
 

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One of the most beautiful Colts I've ever seen. Seems a bit odd to me, but in reading many of the Forum posts the proud owners would never think of shooting this weapon; instead they would keep her locked up in the safe for special occasions. You, on the other hand, GVF, seem to have been dealt a lethal blow here; you'd love to shoot her but don't dare for fear of further damage. THAT is a crying shame. My heart goes out to you! :(
Thanks Ed, yeah what a waste! It had been shot so I decided to go ahead and keep using it. Did the same with a Python I bought used about 5 years ago - it had never been shot. Paid $449 for it, the price on the tag! I shoot it but not much. Fact, I haven't shot it since my hands got painful from arthritis, but the gun is so substantial and well-balanced I think I could handle 25 rounds. . .
 

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View attachment 42096 Well she is 1 so I doubt she will be living anywhere but right here with mommy and daddy for a long time. There is just something creepy about mentioning a burglary even when joking. :confused:
Sorry about the joke. And I'm sure you will be free from thefts. Yes, that looks beautiful the Silver Star. Whoever designed that at Colt knew what they were doing! I still can't believe that Gunbroker seller is asking $4000 though. Have to watch that one and see if someone Buys it at that price - more than most Pythons!
 

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Sorry about the joke. And I'm sure you will be free from thefts. Yes, that looks beautiful the Silver Star. Whoever designed that at Colt knew what they were doing! I still can't believe that Gunbroker seller is asking $4000 though. Have to watch that one and see if someone Buys it at that price - more than most Pythons!
Lol no worries on the theft Joke. Between underground alarms, 24 hour survelliance, our 2 125 lb. guard dogs and a Locked and Loaded Daddy who doesn't sleep I don't think anyone is getting anything anytime soon.

P.S. I AM the Gunbroker seller!!!!
 

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Lol no worries on the theft Joke. Between underground alarms, 24 hour survelliance, our 2 125 lb. guard dogs and a Locked and Loaded Daddy who doesn't sleep I don't think anyone is getting anything anytime soon. P.S. I AM the Gunbroker seller!!!!
I don't think the Chinese Army in an Invasion would be getting anything anytime soon. I had something almost as good: 24/7 protection by the US Marshall Service of my residence and another who lived there. Very secure feeling: couple of huge black SUV/Tank-like vehicles, black tinted windows all around with several barely discernible guys inside. Long story and confidential even though a number of years ago. Protection was for residence and the person, thought to be the target of shooter who had "assassinated" - as Feds called it - an associate with a high-powered rifle as he was sitting with his family at dinner, the shooter outside. The person they were protecting in my residence was thought also to be a target. Protection went on almost a year. This all involved something beyond a personally motivated killing and continued threat to another. That's why it was Federal. But when the person in my residence would frequently stay elsewhere followed by the black SUVs - I was there alone, a shadow behind the curtains easily mistaken as the target since the shooter, or another, may not have personally known their targets. Police had suggested in the beginning I stay elsewhere for awhile but like a stubborn Irishman I didn't. I had no permit then but sure wanted one! - though what a Colt Detective would have done against a long-distance-away shooter with a high-powered rifle is questionable. But when the black SUVs were on premises, very secure feeling!
 
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