+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: M1911 Origin/Value?

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Member sdusman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Last On
    03-22-2017 @ 04:38 PM
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    4
    Local Date
    07-27-2017
    Local Time
    02:42 AM

    M1911 Origin/Value?

    Hi, I have this 1911 my Father carried in the Korean War. I was hoping to get some expert advice as to the origin and value of the pistol?
    Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1119.JPG‎
Views:	214
Size:	148.6 KB
ID:	81818   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1120.JPG‎
Views:	215
Size:	150.1 KB
ID:	81819   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1122.JPG‎
Views:	216
Size:	112.0 KB
ID:	81820   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1123.JPG‎
Views:	210
Size:	92.9 KB
ID:	81821   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1142.JPG‎
Views:	212
Size:	103.5 KB
ID:	81822   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1143.JPG‎
Views:	135
Size:	82.1 KB
ID:	81823   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1144.JPG‎
Views:	132
Size:	79.5 KB
ID:	81824  

    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1145.JPG‎
Views:	131
Size:	138.8 KB
ID:	81825   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1146.JPG‎
Views:	130
Size:	98.3 KB
ID:	81826   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1148.JPG‎
Views:	137
Size:	116.3 KB
ID:	81827   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1151.JPG‎
Views:	143
Size:	106.9 KB
ID:	81828   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1155.JPG‎
Views:	128
Size:	153.3 KB
ID:	81829   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1156.JPG‎
Views:	130
Size:	108.9 KB
ID:	81830  

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    No Drill-Tap scope mounts for Mosin Nagant, Mauser K98K, Yugo M48, Swedish M96 and M38, Swiss K31, K11, 1911 and more! Bringing mil-surplus rifles to modern standard without damaging historical values! Over 30 years of experience and expertise go into every Criterion barrel. This experience combined with gun barrel quality steels, our stringent inspections at every process, and Criterion employees' commitment to quality make a Criterion barrel the best choice for your next barrel. Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles Service Publications - Collectors books that earn their place in your library! Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Canadian Import and Export Services (Click banner ad for more information) Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  3. #2
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 11:59 PM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    17,485
    Local Date
    07-26-2017
    Local Time
    11:42 PM
    Welcome to the forum, there are a few here that know everything about these. They'll like some more detailed pics. Very detailed stripped and pics of specific things. Take a look at the forum and you'll see what pics. Very, very nice pistol. Be patient, they'll be along.
    Regards, Jim

  4. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  5. #3
    Member Mikecp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Last On
    05-06-2017 @ 03:40 PM
    Location
    Switzerland
    Age
    70
    Posts
    82
    Local Date
    07-27-2017
    Local Time
    08:42 AM
    You have a M1911 shipped in mid-1918 to Springfield Armory, this WWI 1911 has been overhauled with small WWII parts like the trigger, grip safety, slide stop, grips. Barrel should have on top of the chamber vertical H P marked.
    Finish should be dark blue (Black Army period) I could not determined if the gun has been Parkerized.
    Speaking about the value I live overseas so you will have more aware answers from collectors on this site.
    In my country an overhauled M1911 like yours would be ~$1000/1200.
    CCA Member
    Pro TELL

  6. #4
    Member sdusman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Last On
    03-22-2017 @ 04:38 PM
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    4
    Local Date
    07-27-2017
    Local Time
    02:42 AM
    Thread Starter
    Jim, Thanks for your input. Mikecp from Switzerlandicon was able to give me some great detailed info about the gun.

    ---------- Post added at 09:16 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:12 AM ----------

    Mike, Thanks so much for your reply. I had no idea so many parts had been replaced (aside from the grip and trigger).
    Does this mean the gun is a Springfield Armory refurbish? Or did someone, possibly my Father replace the parts?

  7. #5
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 11:59 PM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    17,485
    Local Date
    07-26-2017
    Local Time
    11:42 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by sdusman View Post
    was able to give me some great detailed info
    Sort of...you'll get far more with detailed pics and it will be positive. Also the prices will be local to you...which is important.
    Regards, Jim

  8. #6
    Really Senior Member Mikesm44's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 10:28 PM
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    324
    Local Date
    07-27-2017
    Local Time
    01:42 AM
    Visit Mikesm44's Youtube Channel
    In my area I think it would top out at $2,000.
    Ye Olde Gun Porn (Blog): Ye Olde Gun Porn (Blog)
    Historical Firearms Collectors of Austin: https://www.meetup.com/Weapons-and-h...rds-of-Austin/

  9. #7
    Member sdusman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Last On
    03-22-2017 @ 04:38 PM
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    4
    Local Date
    07-27-2017
    Local Time
    02:42 AM
    Thread Starter
    Thanks Mikesm44.

  10. #8
    Member colt45acp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Last On
    07-25-2017 @ 04:47 AM
    Location
    Northern Italy
    Age
    62
    Posts
    58
    Local Date
    07-27-2017
    Local Time
    08:42 AM
    Real Name
    Sergio
    FWICS you've got a very nice crisp looking 1911, although some parts were replaced you can always look for correct ones.
    I don't think that it was parkerized at all, to me it still has its original finish.

    Be well. Sergio
    Before you start collecting guns .... buy books! Collect quality not a gun that you'll be forever making excuses for. Buy the pistol not the story behind it.

  11. #9
    Member sdusman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Last On
    03-22-2017 @ 04:38 PM
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    4
    Local Date
    07-27-2017
    Local Time
    02:42 AM
    Thread Starter
    Thanks colt45acp. I was wondering if it might be a good idea to buy some original parts.

  12. #10
    Member colt45acp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Last On
    07-25-2017 @ 04:47 AM
    Location
    Northern Italy
    Age
    62
    Posts
    58
    Local Date
    07-27-2017
    Local Time
    08:42 AM
    Real Name
    Sergio
    Quote Originally Posted by sdusman View Post
    Thanks colt45acp. I was wondering if it might be a good idea to buy some original parts.
    I would if I were you. IMHO.
    Be well. Sergio
    Before you start collecting guns .... buy books! Collect quality not a gun that you'll be forever making excuses for. Buy the pistol not the story behind it.

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Country of origin stamp
    By Al Diehl in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-16-2014, 04:46 PM
  2. Anyone know the origin of the name 'long tom'?
    By RJW NZ in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-11-2011, 12:43 AM
  3. Mosin origin
    By Magnumdood in forum Soviet Bloc Rifles
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-17-2011, 10:56 PM
  4. Carbine ammo origin.
    By ScottR in forum M1/M2 Carbine
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 09-07-2009, 09:27 PM
  5. Question re AIA M10 No 4 mk IV origin
    By Cantom in forum The Watering Hole OT (Off Topic) Forum
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 08-13-2009, 12:36 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts