A Nurse with a Gun

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Evaluating a 1914 Colt

This was a small shipment of of 100 Colts on 4-11-1914 to the Argentine Battleship “MORENA” at Quincy-Ma., marked on the right side of the slide “REPUBLICA ARGENTINA ARMADA”, retains 98% of the restored Colt charcoal blue finish, xlnt diamond checkered stocks and lanyard loop two-tone lanyard loop magazine, s/n C62xx
Click for a close-upThis old Colt might look decent to some.......but take a gander at the front strap. There's quite a bit of space between the round and the grip. The edge of the slide's round looks a bit high too.....This pistol had a lot of pitting shaved off. Then the markings were replaced in a decidedly non-Colt fashion.........in dot matrix! Click on the picture to see a close-up.

What's it worth? It's a one of a kind now..........Hopefully.

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Blogger dropdownstairs said...

hey that dot matrix is the best...
what do you think of this colt?

9:06 PM  
Blogger Will said...

That is beautiful work with the electric pencil; much steadier hand than I have.

It's also absolutely disgraceful, and a silly waste of time.

12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least the seller has disclosed the fact that the Colt is refinished. After all he says it still has "98% of the restored Colt charcoal blue finish". I wonder how many of the (currently) 7 bidders read the descirption carefully. The word order is reversed. The restoration should be disclosed first, and the condition then noted. However, it is just a "reblued 1911". Worth (to me) between $400 and $500.

Caveat Emptor!

4:48 AM  
Anonymous Term Paper said...

Wonderful article, very well explained.

5:42 AM  

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