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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/13/2010 6:19:20 AM EDT
I got offered a colt 1911 mkIV from the mid 90s for my springfield mil spec. How much are these colt worth? And is it worth the trade?
Thanks in advance
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 6:48:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 7:32:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SGB:
They're about equal.



Can you school me a bit? Im pretty new to 1911s. Is the fact that its from the 90s bad? How is colt warranty compared to springfields. I have read it but I know some companies stand behind their products. Is this the case with colt
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 9:30:08 AM EDT
If you put both guns in the classifieds the Colt would probably fetch a little more for several reasons.

A. It is a Colt

B. The Colt has machined steel and cast components where the Springfield has MIM components. Some folks really get hung up on the MIM thing. Personally I have had more issues with machined steel parts than MIM. Springfield and Colt both make good internals so take that for what it is worth.

I would bet the fit on the Springfield is better than the Colt and it does not have the 80 series parts in it which makes it a winner for me.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:08:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2010 11:11:31 AM EDT by SGB]
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 11:09:38 AM EDT
If it's a regular Series 80 model with the polished finish, I'd say it's worth about $600-650. If it's the matte blued / stainless / parked M1991A1 with the huge 'COLT M1991A1' rollmark on the left side, it's worth about $500.

Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:44:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ken_mays:
If it's a regular Series 80 model with the polished finish, I'd say it's worth about $600-650. If it's the matte blued / stainless / parked M1991A1 with the huge 'COLT M1991A1' rollmark on the left side, it's worth about $500.



It says colt MKIV on the left side. What would the value be on it?
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:53:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By PR2010:
Originally Posted By ken_mays:
If it's a regular Series 80 model with the polished finish, I'd say it's worth about $600-650. If it's the matte blued / stainless / parked M1991A1 with the huge 'COLT M1991A1' rollmark on the left side, it's worth about $500.



It says colt MKIV on the left side. What would the value be on it?


$600-650 depending on condition.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 12:57:58 PM EDT
Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 3:32:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PR2010:
Thanks!

Pictures are useful as what estimates you are getting are really just guesses.
Link Posted: 9/13/2010 3:34:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ken_mays:
If it's a regular Series 80 model with the polished finish, I'd say it's worth about $600-650. If it's the matte blued / stainless / parked M1991A1 with the huge 'COLT M1991A1' rollmark on the left side, it's worth about $500.


Hey ! I like that "huge 'COLT M1991A1' rollmark on the left side".















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