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Old November 16, 2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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Value of Colt 1911A1

I was given the 1911A1 by my doctor years ago. He was a WWII Artiliary Officer and this was his issue side arm. He told me it was only shot for qualification's only and holstered the rest of the time.
I found the following markings on the weapon:

Left side of slide marked COLT
H on the slide under the hammer
P proof mark on the left side of receiver
Ithaca inspection mark on left front trigger guard
Property of the US Govt on right slide
Ser # 1,2--,---
FJA on left side of receiver
Looks like Ordance stamp on right side of receiver, but only partly visible
Barrel PX-4 & above link stamped S P
Other than holster wear it's in great condition.
I ran 10 rounds through it myself.
Photo's available upon request.
I would like to sell it at this time.
Any help greatly appreciated.
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Old November 17, 2012, 08:08 AM   #2
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You might want to ask this question over at There are some extremely knowledgeable members there, one goes by the name dsk. Ask in the "USGI" section.
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Old November 17, 2012, 08:10 AM   #3
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Hello Tim.
Tread gently. Prices for these are all over the board depending on just what you have. Could be $600. Could be $6000.
The guys here that can help you will need pictures.
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Old November 17, 2012, 11:40 AM   #4
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Get it posted (with pictures) on the USGI section is a very, very good idea. It sounds like it is a ordnance room put together with mixed part from different 1911's(not uncommon to find). The marks you list are correct for the military 1911 but the Colt slide is not the issue slide to a Ithaca FJA marked frame. The FJA is from Lt. Col. Frank J. Atwood who inspected 1911a1's at Remington-Rand and Ithaca arms during WW2. You will need some real hard core 1911 collectors to help you out with exactly what it is and how much it is worth.
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Old November 17, 2012, 02:40 PM   #5
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If your pistol has all original parts and looks like a normally
used gun it will have a pretty good value.
Certainly above $1000.

If parts were changed - that would LOWER the value.

This site will help you identify your gun better...

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Old November 18, 2012, 02:34 PM   #6
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Pistol is a mixmaster,Colt slide on an Ithaca frame, at best a nice
shooter,not really collectible. Pete
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