I have a friend trying to sell me a 1970's version Colt 1911 .45. It is used but looks very good. I am not knowedgalbe on how much one of these are worth, could you give me a price range idea Please?
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Thank you for using Just Answer!Do you know the serial number for that gun? Is the manufacturer Colt?Philip
Gov model 22461G70, I think it's a G or a 6
That gun was made in 1977.It is a Colt Government Model Mark IV / Series 70, which is chambered in .45 ACP, .38 Super, 9mm Para., or 9mm Steyr cal., with a 5 in. barrel, and checkered walnut grips/medallion. Series 70 models were serial numbered with "SM" prefixes (approx. 3,000 mfg.), "70G" prefixes 1970-76, "70L" and "70S" prefixes also (see Serialization section for more information), "G70" suffixes 1976-80, "B70" suffixes 1979-81, and "70B" prefixes 1981-83. They were made from 1970-83.Blue Book values (what a dealer would offer you, add around 20% for retail values):Blue finishExcellent: $600-$1,000Very Good: $450-$500Good: $375-$400Nickel finish Excellent: $800-$1,250 Very Good: $450-$675 Good: $375-$400 NOTES FOR BOTH BLUED AND NICKEL: Add 10% if in NIB condition, 20% for NIB with early two-piece box. Add 10% for .38 Super, 9mm Para., or 9mm Steyr cal. if in 100% condition. Add 10% for satin nickel. 9mm Steyr was made for export to Europe only. However, a few specimens have found their way into the United States. Prices for NIB specimens are in the $1,000 range.I hope this helps. If you are satisfied with my answer, please click the "accept" button. Thanks!PhilipPhilip Van Cleave40949.1668298264
Is this a good reliable gun?
Yes.I have not heard of any reliability issues with Model 70s.
Firearms instructor, 40 years experience with firearms.