November 7, 2015
I don’t understand RIA’s assessment that it was “non professionally reblued”. It’s a rather roughly finished prototype but as a Winchester collector who finds Colts useful for social equipment I find this piece appeals to me on several levels.
I’d guess it will sell more in the range of double the estimate, 15-18,000 wouldn’t surprise me.
It’s impossible to compare Winchesters 1911 finish. The metal surface looks similar in texture of an original parkerized wartime finish used by other manufacturers, definitely doesn’t appear re-done in any capacity.
December 21, 2006