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    colt 1911 with match barrel with 29xxxx serial number....any ideas of worth ?

    I jsut got in my hot little hands a colt 1911 .45 acp with match slide and a serial number between 29000 and 30000. This is telling me that it was built in 1913.....any ideas what its worth or any info about it? Its a sweet looking gun.....
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    Need to see some pictures.

    Is it all original including finish and stocks?
    What is match slide and barrel?
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    as far as I can tell yes, slide and barrel are match
    heres a pic
    http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/...78/gunshow.jpg
    http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/...og78/bagn2.jpg
    i do have rosewood grips from colt that go on it.......
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    That rear sight isnt factory so that is a big hit for value. It probably didnt come with rosewood grips I think they were black plastic.
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    it actually came with an old ass pachmyer rubber grip.....

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    I meant originally
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    Everything shows colt first production of national match in 1932 ? So you may have a receiver from 1913 but I would guess the slide is later production. They do show adjustable sights as a $4 option which is killer. Plus original grips were a walnut. It looks like the beat up one we where shooting in the Marines that had been rebuilt over and over but were tried and true. I know I trust them with my life.

    http://www.sightm1911.com/lib/history/nm.htm
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    It is probably just a parts gun which was pretty common. Those things were a dime a dozen for a long time
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    Also I just counted your XXXX which would take it into 200,000 unless you only meant to put XXX so it my be 290,XXX


    Another good link for serial # search

    http://www.sightm1911.com/1911Production.htm
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    really dont think its a parts gun

    I really dont think its a parts gun, am going to get into it tonight after work, but the way the slide and the frame are showing wear exactly the same.....i am into it about 500 in trades so I think i made out....but am just wanting to know its history for my own personal preference

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    For 500 you did ok regardless. That looks like a much later model rear sight but I am not very experienced with the old guns.

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    Does your frame say essex arms corp??? If so that is most definitely a parts gun and not even a colt. Does it say Colt anywhere on the frame?
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    its interesting how this gun came together.....sounds like they took a 1913 1911 and put a match slide and barrel on it in the 30's......this is before they actually came 0ut with the Gold Cup match 1911's...so I got one of their first match Pistols from the Looks of it.......pretty cool.....

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    I dont think Essex was around in 1913 or the 30's for that matter. I think your frame is from later
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    I see that it says Essex on it unfortunately its not a colt at all. This would be considered a parts gun no real value it also has what looks to be bo mar sights on it. You can finds these pretty easy I actually have owned two and they weren't worth more than $250.00. Don't mean to burst anyone's bubble.

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    its all good bro, like i said, I traded some **** for it that i really didnt need....it shoots straight and runs smooth, so I guess I got a pos that still does what it is supposed to do....
    I still like it haha....

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