That's a nice one (Colt 1911.) I'm surprised your neighbor wanted to let it go.
Duty is the sublimest word in the English language. Every man should desire to do his duty, no man should desire to do less. Robert E Lee.
Waiting to be banned....
Neighbor didn't know much about did he. That's a nice one.
ok since im going to keep it ,I will divulge the purchase price . neighbor wanted 1500 ,I paid 1350 .he had had it 10 years and never fired it ,im sure he made a couple dollars .
They are pricey these days for sure. Sounds like a fair deal for both of you. I could not tell a lot by the picture about the color or the bluing. Most that age that I have seen have a almost green or gray color to the metal. That one looks like dark bluing and shiny but that may just be the light the picture was taken in.
I have a few pre-war commercials, looks original to me. What are the markings on the barrel and how about the magazine, should have a two-tone magazine. I believe I would have bought it too. Congrats
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