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I have come into possession of a 1911 Navy Colt #2582. Where should I look to get the correct insurance value for the Colt?

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I have come into possession of a 1911 Navy Colt #2582. Where should I look to get the correct insurance value for the Colt?

gator13,

It would depend on the condition of the pistol. Can you post good clear pictures of all the details?

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Without photos, we are looking at a range of about $1000 to $25,000.

On a serious note... if original, it will be quite valuable. We LOVE early pistols here.
 

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If you came into possession of it by purchase, the selling price would be a strong clue as to what to insure it for.
If a gift or bequest, show pictures and somebody will guess close enough for Flo.
 

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...another "one and done". Sad really.
I wonder why this happens? Trolls? Everyone including me is excited about a 4 digit Navy Colt. Or maybe they post on multiple forums, get the answer somewhere else and never come back. But it's frustrating for sure.
 

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Unbelievable!
 

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I wonder why this happens? Trolls? Everyone including me is excited about a 4 digit Navy Colt. Or maybe they post on multiple forums, get the answer somewhere else and never come back. But it's frustrating for sure.
Can't say for sure, but some people believe every day is April Fool's day.
 

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Out of. Town, but pictures on my return.
Fantastic! I thought you vanished into thin air. Look forward to the pics, and hopefully, we'll get you some good information on your pistol.

(Every now and then, we get someone post that they just came into a rare pistol... only to never be heard from again.)
 

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1957PYTHON MODEL
1954TROOPER MODEL & .357 MODEL
1949COMMANDER
1942COMMANDO
1941CAMP PERRY
1931ACE MODEL .22
1931OFFICIAL POLICE .22 CALIBER MODEL
1930OFFICERS MODEL
1929SUPER .38 MODEL INCLUDING SUPER MATCH .38
1918MODEL 1911 MILITARY
1916WOODSMAN .22 AUTOMATIC
1912MODEL 1911 MILITARY
1910"POLICE POSITIVE .22 TARGET, MODELS G & C"
19091908 HAMMERLESS .380
19091908 HAMMERLESS .25
1908POLICE POSITIVE SPECIAL & DETECTIVE SPECIAL
19071905 .45
1906POLICE POSITIVE .38
19031903 HAMMERLESS .32
19021900 MODEL AUTOMATIC
1900NEW SERVICE & SHOOTING MASTER & 1917
1897NEW POLICE .32 & NEW POLICE TARGET
1894NEW POCKET MODEL
1892"NEW ARMY & NAVY MODELS 1892,94,95,96,1901 & 03"
18891889 NAVY
1889"LIGHTNING MAGAZINE RIFLE-EXPRESS MODEL, LARGE FRAME"
1888LIGHTNING MAGAZINE RIFLE-SMALL FRAME .22RF
18871883 HAMMERLESS SHOTGUN
1884MEDIUM FRAME MODEL
18801878 HAMMER SHOTGUN
18791878 FRONTIER REVOLVER
1877MODEL 1877 LIGHTNING REVOLVER (.38) & THUNDERER (.41)
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1874NEW LINE .32 POCKET
1874SINGLE ACTION ARMY & BISLEY REVOLVERS
1873NEW LINE .22 POCKET
1871OPEN TOP POCKET MODEL .22
1871CLOVERLEAF HOUSE MODEL .41
18611855 SIDEHAMMER .31 CALIBER
18611860 ARMY (.44 CALIBER)
18611861 NAVY
1861MODEL 1862 POLICE AND POCKET PISTOL OF NAVY CALIBER (.36)
18551855 SIDEHAMMER .28 CALIBER
1854MODEL 1849 POCKET-LONDON
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I tried to merge the OP's threads now that he posted pictures, but for some reason they all got combined into his original post. The pistol unfortunately has been refinished with a crude black pain and has badly-worn WW2-era grips on it, so the value isn't high. I'll let others through out a dollar figure first, though. I want to see just how far off-base my thoughts are.
 

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I tried to merge the OP's threads now that he posted pictures, but for some reason they all got combined into his original post. The pistol unfortunately has been refinished with a crude black pain and has badly-worn WW2-era grips on it, so the value isn't high. I'll let others through out a dollar figure first, though. I want to see just how far off-base my thoughts are.
dsk,

In saw the pictures posted earlier today---and then they were gone.

I am trying this post to see if it will move the thread up to today.?:)

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gator13,

Interesting pistol.

I wish your pictures were better. I wonder if there is some original finish under what looks like paint.? At this point, I do not see a lot of pitting. It looks like someone removed the paint(?) around the serial #. If you are up to it, try to remove the paint with acetone (and soft tooth brush)---it should remove the paint without removing the finish under the paint. Most likely it will not be worth less with the paint removed. Does it have a magazine? If the mag is original, it will add to the value! (The barrel is a later Colt M1911.)

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I have seen worse and it appears to at least have correct slide and rear sight plus probably some other parts. This one may be worth a real restoration. I also think it may look better with that paint or whatever coat is on it removed, carefully, if a restoration is not gonna happen.

Putting a value on it is pretty hard. I would not be surprised to see it bring $1000 at a big gun show and I would not be surprised if it brought more than three times that.

Thanks for the pictures.
 

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1911 Navy
Does not have an original mag, but did come with other barrels. I'll work on a better picture.
Thanks.
 
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