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70 series Colt Commander 1911 .45: Value??


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I inherited a original box stock 70 series, nickel plated, Colt Commander, 1911 in .45 ACP.

When I received it the nickel plating looked horrible. Half of it had flaked off and there were a lot of mild, superficial rust spots. (no pitting.)


I :

cerakoted it Tungsten grey with black controls, etc.

upgraded it to standard non-adjustable combat sights (rather than the tiny original sights.)

installed a really nice wide profile beaver tail safety

installed a long skeletonize trigger.


What would be an approximation of its value now?  The cerakote and upgrades have just been done. The pistol has zero blems now.





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Unfortunately It has no collector value anymore.  Colt guys are a strange lot.  Once a Colt has been refinished, the majority of Colt guys lose interest.  So what you have now is a very nice commander sized 1911.  Unless you find someone who wants it customized exactly like you  did I think you will have a hard time getting more than $700-$800 out of it.  

As long as you love it who cares what the value is.  Shoot it and enjoy it.  

I love Colt 1911's.  Would love to see a pic of yours if you want to post it up.



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59 minutes ago, TresMon said:

Thanks!   I'll get some pics up quick as I can.  I need to sell it pretty quick to pay bills.  Think it would move pretty quick @ $600?

Hard to say but probably would.  Sign up for a benefactor membership and post it for sale here.  Looking forward to seeing the pics.

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