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Old January 25, 2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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Union Switch & Signal slide on a Colt frame

I came across a 1911 with serial #44128 on the frame. According to what I found on line, this frame was made in 1913. The kicker is that it has a Union Switch and Signal slide on it. The gun is in remarkable shape with some very slight holster wear on the muzzle with original grips. I believe that the slide has been re-parked at some point because there is noticeable wear to the words "U.S. Army" on the right side of the slide, but it has a nice even patina. Is this a possible fake? If not and assuming it has been re-parked, is $1799.00 a bad/fair/decent/great price?
btw...it comes with an old and definitely original Colt holster that has a date of 1918 on the back of it.
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Old January 25, 2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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Old January 25, 2013, 03:31 PM   #3
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Union Switch & Signal slide on a Colt frame

If you send me an email, I can forward the pics I took with my iPhone.
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Old January 25, 2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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That's a mixmaster. Refinished to boot. They are very common and come in different flavors. Worth less than half that price.

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Old January 25, 2013, 03:40 PM   #5
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Even with the Union Switch & Signal slide?
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Old January 25, 2013, 03:47 PM   #6
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It's still a parts gun. The slide would be worth a few hundred IF it was not refinished. The collector value is for complete original guns.

Mixmasters are seldom worth more than $800.

Edit to add: A lgs recently had a 1914 Colt frame with a US&S slide and sold it for $450. That was a good price.

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Old January 25, 2013, 04:04 PM   #7
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Please forgive my ignorance, but what do you mean by "lgs"?
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Old January 25, 2013, 04:06 PM   #8
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A parts pistol has no collectors value,it's a shooter.
A good looking Union Switch goes for more than that,really.But it has to be
original,so if you got eighteen bills to spend on a pistol then you have plenty
of other options to get your money's worth.good luck
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Old January 25, 2013, 04:08 PM   #9
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LGS = Local Gun Store

http://thefiringline.com/forums/faq....earms_acronyms

Link is to a listing of gun related acronyms you're likely to find around here.

(LGS strangely being absent...)
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