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trying to nail down what this may be worth. I think I have it close but not sure. as far as I can tell it was built in 1930 serial # C156840 Government model. slide is numbered to the frame and their is a proof mark on trigger guard. condition is 98 to 99 %. if my books are right I think it may blue book at 4500.00. not being a colt collector, I am asking for others who may know more than me.

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One book has it at 2500.00 (2007 standard firearms catalog) my 2006 blue book has it 3500.00 and some high end auctions sites have sold them for 4000.00 plus. I am just trying to get an actual cash value on this.

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I go to large auctions all the time and I dont see this series go for a fraction of what is being discussed above

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The gun doesn't appear to be a government model. The higher price you mention climbs into the area of the highly prized Singer models. I'm not an expert on 1911's by any means so I'll defer to those other posters who might be. Hopefully, you'll get some additional guidance on it.
 

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That sound like a pre war commercial model, If it's in 98%, it's $4,000 expensive, but not Singer mfg. military issue expensive. Those are 10x more than the others. I had one, sold full book years ago @$21,500. transfered three hands in one week @$29,500. two years later sold @$35,000. Last year there's one in the same condition (not sure it's the same gun) was on the market for $95,000.
 

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I have a commercial model that ends in C. I'm guessing the pre-war models had a C prefix and the post-war ones a C suffix?
 
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