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Old April 18, 2013, 04:42 PM   #26
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Mine is my S&W 1911PD .45acp with crimson trace grips,it was expensive and worth every penny,except i am selling the laser grips for some wood since i dont use the laser one's like i thought i would.
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Old April 18, 2013, 04:52 PM   #27
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My Freedom Arms .454 Premier Grade

This gun was built in 4-4-89 and never fired, paid 1600 for it.
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Old April 20, 2013, 06:01 AM   #28
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Most expensive... probably a D Engraved 6" Colt Diamondback 22 in terms of what I paid for it.
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Old April 20, 2013, 06:21 AM   #29
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Mine is a custom .45 CCO built for me by Sam Hatfield (hatfieldsgunsmithing.com) from a Fusion Officers lower, a Kimber Pro Carry upper, an STI hammer & sear, and Wilson small parts with three #47 mags fitted to the gun.

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Old April 20, 2013, 07:04 AM   #30
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This gun was built in 4-4-89 and never fired, paid 1600 for it.
That is so sad!

An FA revolver is on the top of my bucket list. Someday I will buy one, and the day I get it, I will be at the range tossing lead out of it.
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Old April 20, 2013, 07:15 PM   #31
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I never could bring myself to pay big bucks for a handgun.
I just bought a Colt Combat Elite that cost more than I ever thought I would pay for a handgun.
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Old April 20, 2013, 08:09 PM   #32
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Colt Combat Target.

I wanted the cheapest Colt .45ACP I could get with adjustable sights.
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Old April 20, 2013, 08:41 PM   #33
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Mine's a Colt Python - looks identical to KyJim's. I purchased it new in 1983 for $449.99. It's worth a bit more than that now. It's in great shape - I've taken excellent care of it. I haven't fired it in at least 25 years, but on 9/3 this year, I'm going to take it out for a shoot - on the 30th anniversary of when I got it.
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Old April 21, 2013, 06:24 PM   #34
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Have a CCG bisley tweaked a bit to my likin'

Bisley with a .44 mag cylinder reamed out to tight .45 colt specs, 5.5" Douglas barrel, Bowen Rear sight, action job and matte hard chrome finish. Shoots far better than I do. Favorite gun.

CCG is the markings of a sorta genius named dave clements.
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Old April 22, 2013, 05:31 AM   #35
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Maybe this one

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Old April 22, 2013, 05:32 AM   #36
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Though these seem to command a high price as well these days



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Old April 22, 2013, 05:38 AM   #37
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I'm about to sink $2500 into one I paid $500 for.
I'll take the bait-- where's that dough going? Sounds interesting.

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I don't know if it is the most valuable I have but I think it is one of the ones I paid the most for.
How much did it cost to bring that home?
I don't even know if I could fit my hand in there without cracking that grip.
Definitely something you don't see...well, ever.

Most I've yet spent on a handgun is my Coonan Classic, and I bought it used. I still think I got a terrific deal on it and I barely blinked at the expenditure. Which is out of character because I'm a much more comfortable handgun buyer in the $400 to $700 range.

The most "valuable" handgun I've owned was an Ed Brown Special Forces, but I got that one for a song and simply held it long enough to be sure that I didn't need to own it. I sold it and bought one of my favorite guns (Tanfoglio Elite Match) ... just with the profit and none of the principle. And I had a couple hundred left over. The whole story sounds ridiculous... most would think that I made it up.
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Old April 22, 2013, 09:08 AM   #38
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Then I changed stocks:

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Old April 22, 2013, 11:08 AM   #39
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I'm Guessen it is my Briley 1911 (45ACP)

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Old April 22, 2013, 02:58 PM   #40
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Toss up between my 1941 SS issued Walther PP,1917 DWM P-08 Luger,and my six inch Colt Python. The price fluctuates on all three.
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Old April 22, 2013, 03:10 PM   #41
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I'll take the bait-- where's that dough going? Sounds interesting.
I'm going to have a Ruger 50th anniversary .44Mag flat-top converted into a Bisley .500JRH with an octagon barrel, hand polished rust or charcoal blue finish and ivory stocks. Color case hardened hammer and trigger. Haven't decided if I'll have it engraved or not.
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Old April 22, 2013, 07:41 PM   #42
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Morgo where do you get that Beretta with a frame mounted safety????
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Old April 22, 2013, 07:52 PM   #43
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"It depends on whether you consider what they are currently worth, or what you paid at the time you bought it."

So true.
I would guess that my most expensive handgun would be an HK MK23. I didn't pay that much for it when I bought it, but I saw one in a shop the other day for $2400
I don't know what they typically go for, but I saw another one, in another shop 4-5 years ago for $2100.
And that is for a bone stock gun (no custom stuff).
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Old April 22, 2013, 08:18 PM   #44
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1968 mfg 6" Colt Python in Royal Blue!
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Old April 22, 2013, 10:07 PM   #45
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Encore and I imagine it will be as long as I own it. Those barrels add up fast.
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Old April 22, 2013, 10:16 PM   #46
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I am aware of one TFL'er that has a very historical handgun worth in the solid 6 figures. It is up to him to reveal not me. How about it T Man, a little history and a pic?
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Old April 23, 2013, 12:45 AM   #47
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Haz251 - That Beretta is the Steel I model. Its a SAO version along with a few others enhancements it has the frame mounted safety. They are discontinued I believe.

I also have the combat model which has a frame mounted safety as well

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Old April 24, 2013, 03:42 PM   #48
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Old April 24, 2013, 04:19 PM   #49
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Margo it is gorgeous looking with that inox finish! I'll have to keep my eyes out for one.

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Old April 24, 2013, 05:50 PM   #50
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