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Help Please, all you Military 1911 guys

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by setter, Jan 18, 2008.

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  1. setter

    setter Member

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    The website above has some great info. Your "Not English Make" was made for the Brits under Lend-Lease and reference to it can be found on above site.
     
  2. Goose28313

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    According to the 24th edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values...your Remington Rand models were made in 1943 and 1944 respectively. Your Colt is giving me a headache on figuring it out. That serial number range isn't listed in the Blue Book under 1911 military variations as being a Colt...According to the numbers you've listed it should be another Remington Rand. In reference to the marking of "Not English Make" does make sense as being a Lend-Lease gun, but I've seen nothing to document it. As far as value goes, accodring to the Blue Book (24th edition that is a couple years old) a 98% condition Remington-Rand is worth approximately 625.00, and add 20% if you have original shipping carton. Your Colt in 98% condition assuming it's all original and all there should be worth about 895.00. I would do some more research if I were you, if it indeed has those markings on them, it could be worth more. I've seen a similar situation with another firearm that turned out to be a Lend-Lease. Hope this helps.

    Derek
     
  3. Hipshot 3

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    I thought all the Military guys from 1911 were dead!
     
  4. spritc

    spritc Active Member

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    Goose is a little off in values as I sold a 95% Rem-Rand last weekend for $1,800. The market is strong on WWII 1911s, you just have to find the right buyer. Your pistols will only go up in value over time.

    Steve
     
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