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Hi,

Back for more M1911 help.
I looked at an M1911, colt serialed and inspected frame, serial #500,000-ish, with a Colt slide marked Model 1911 US Army.

It still had the wood diamond grips, straight frame, but had been parkerized (very old smooth greenish) and was about 90-95%. No pitting under the finish.

The barrel was a blued HS. (great bore)
WWI two tone, (but faded) magazine.

The right frame, just behind the trigger, was stamped very neatly with a very small RIA, for, I assume, a Rock Island Arsenal rebuild.

It was priced @$790.
How is this price?

Regards, Ned
 

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Sounds a little high for a rebuild fwiw....
 

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I don't think $790 is a bad price.
 

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Well, I bit the bullet, so to speak, and bought the pistol.
I appreciate the help.
got it at $800 OTD, so it's found a new home.

I'll try to post some pics when I pick it up later in the week.
 

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A link..

The price you paid is about right for a re-arsenalled M1911 A1. Some show more wear than others. It just depends on the amount of work and parts replacement as to how original the firearm is...and a rearsenalled unit is still collectable. I hope this link provides some info. Regardless..you have a fine US Military .45 with a great history that will continue to function as a dependable sidearm. I'll bet there are some active duty folks who wouldn't mind packing one right now.http://www.coolgunsite.com/
 
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