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Winchester 1911
January 15, 2022
4:55 am
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It is going to go for a LOT more than the estimate !

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January 15, 2022
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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. 

 

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January 15, 2022
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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.

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January 15, 2022
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I find their estimates don’t mean to much, look at the last sale in Dec. a large part of the items opened well over the high estimate.

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January 15, 2022
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For comparison’s purpose, here is my Colt Model 1911 U.S. Navy, just a few months older than the gun in question;

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