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Old June 29, 1999, 03:35 PM   #1
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Hey Harley! I've been watching this forum for a while and I have a question for you.

I have a pair of boxed Colt 1911A1s built in 1970 as WWII Commemoratives. Each has the same serial number with the suffix indicating ETO or PTO. One commemorates the defeat of Germany, the other Japan, with appropriate engraving on each. The guns are nickel plated and provided with 7 rounds of dummy ammunition and a large book entitled "Colt History of WWII".

The guns are unfired. What is this set worth?

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Old June 29, 1999, 03:59 PM   #2
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According to my records these two pistols were issued in 1970, with 11,500 mfg'd. The current listing on the values is $695.00 for each pistol. $1,390.00 for the set.

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Old July 1, 1999, 12:17 PM   #3
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Hi Harley,

Interesting about the price on the WWII comems. Maybe you remember, but I think that is less than what they sold for new.

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Old July 1, 1999, 01:16 PM   #4
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JIM:
What did they sell for new?

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Old July 1, 1999, 02:34 PM   #5
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Jim:
The price was $695.00 for each pistol, meaning $1,390.00 for the set.

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Old July 15, 1999, 09:49 AM   #6
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Welp, I'm glad I didn't buy them in 1970. The value has actually gone down, since a dollar was arguably worth more then than now. Maybe I can use them for shooters. Hehehe... After all, they are 1911A1s with the exact specs of the military Colts. Don't worry, I haven't shot them! I still like them for nostalgia value. Maybe by 2020, when they are 50 years old, they will have antique value, if nothing else!?!

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