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I purchased a colt 1975 colt 1911 combat commander satin…

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I purchased a colt 1975 colt 1911 combat commander satin nickel with model number 0-4613 and serial number 70sc42091

Expert's Assistant: How can the Gunsmith help you with your firearm? Please tell me everything you can so the Gunsmith can help you best.

It seems to be unfired in 99% condition with original box and would like to know the value of it..By the way its a 45acp

Expert's Assistant: Is there anything else the Gunsmith should be aware of?

One mag and gun is all original

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I'll be happy to help! Give me a few minutes to compile the info for you.

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Stand by please...I made a typo

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Firearms Expert: ProShooter, Firearms Instructor replied 7 months ago

Yours is a Series 70, I misread something earlier....Let me retype this. Stand by please.....

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Here is the correct info.....sorry about that. I misread the serial number on the earlier appraisal. This is the correct one...

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The information you provided was used to properly identify the information below. Here is the information you requested about your Firearm taken from www.bluebookofgunvalues.com...

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Manufacturer/Trademark – Colt

Model/configuration – Model 1911 Combat Commander, Series 70, Satin Nickel finish

Serial Number - 70sc42091

Year of manufacture - 1975

Estimated Value Range –see below

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For your firearm, the following current values apply (from the Blue Book of Gun Values). Retail prices may be 20% higher. Percentages are based on the amount of original finish on the gun, and its operational ability..

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New in box/perfect --100% condition - $1,300

Mint condition --------98% condition - $1,125

Excellent condition -- 95% condition - $900

Very Good+ condition -- 90% condition- $800

Very Good condition ------ 80% condition - $675

Good+ condition ------------70% condition - $610

Good condition--------------60% condition - $500

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Add 10% for New in box condition.
Add 10% for satin nickel finish if in 98% condition or better.

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This Firearm appraisal is a value estimate on the appraised firearm for the date of the appraisal. The value quoted is a real world market value (also known as a private party value) and is the amount you should expect to pay for the firearm. This is not an appraisal for retail or wholesale purposes.The information and values in this appraisal are compiled from a variety of sources including the current editions of the Blue Book of Gun Values , my internal reference library, my network of Firearms experts across the United States, firearms auctions, and through various online sites.The values in this appraisal are based on recent sales of comparable and similar firearms taking into account the rarity, desirability, and overall original condition of the firearm. In the case that a comparable sale is not readily available, the value is based on a projected amount that the firearm would be expected to sell for.All information compiled in this firearm evaluation using the Blue Book of Gun Values online database and Photo Percentage Grading System is copyrighted 2017 by Blue Book Publications, Inc. and may not be used for any other purpose without written permission from the publisher. Any unauthorized usage of the Photo Percentage Grading System for the evaluation of firearms values and color photo percentage breakdown is also expressly forbidden by the publisher.

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