27th February 2005, 07:52
I have a Colt m1911A1 that I bought from the widow of a service man about 20 years ago. I paid $75 at the time without the clip. The left side has some rust damage but all of the stampings are quite legible. The right side is in good shape. Serial #838XXX. I attended a gun show yesterday and I see that these things are now commanding a pretty penny. I am curious if what I have is just a shooter or if it has some collectible value. Any input will be appreciated. I realize that without pix it is impossible to tell for sure.