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Hello from Pittsburgh. So,I always wanted a 1911. I picked up a tisis 1911a1, shoots pretty good .anyway, I told an old buddy about it,and he tells me he's not into them,and offered me his grandfather's colt he brought back from the war. 1000 bucks ! I hate to ask this question, but what's a ballpark value? It's really clean. No one has touched this thing in 70 years. Thanks.
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$1000 for the WW2 Colt was the bargain of a lifetime. If the barrel and other small parts are original (can't tell for sure from the single pic provided) the pistol is easily worth four times that.
 

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Hello from Pittsburgh. So,I always wanted a 1911. I picked up a tisis 1911a1, shoots pretty good .anyway, I told an old buddy about it,and he tells me he's not into them,and offered me his grandfather's colt he brought back from the war. 1000 bucks ! I hate to ask this question, but what's a ballpark value? It's really clean. No one has touched this thing in 70 years. Thanks. View attachment 658577
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oldfind51,

Welcome to the Forum !

That is a Nice Find ! Congratulations !!

(Looking forward to more Pictures.)

Best Regards,
 

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I would strongly caution against shooting it because the slide is only partially hardened. It’s also highly collectible.
Besides, you have that Tisas that will replicate shooting the genuine thing.

If you don’t know, learn to do a complete detailed disassembly and soak all the metal parts in Kroil or PB Blaster. Scrub them with a soft toothbrush. Then rinse the parts with a brake cleaner and let dry. Finally coat them with something like Remoil or Ballistol or CorrosionX.
 

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