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    Default Re: 75th D-Day Anniversary 1911s

    My father in law's hand written diary which includes entries when going ashore on Utah beach is worth more than all of them combined - to me.

    I was never much interested in commemorative firearms.

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    Default Re: 75th D-Day Anniversary 1911s

    Interesting. I like the wood stocks on the auto ordinance.
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    Default Re: 75th D-Day Anniversary 1911s

    Might be short term thing. They might sell while a few vets are still alive , but they are not a good long-term investment. . Every other NIB commemorative firearm is generally worth less than a NIB standard model.
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    Default Re: 75th D-Day Anniversary 1911s

    As said, these "Commemoratives" typically do not increase in value. 40 years down the road no one will want to pay the money a person pays for these. Unless of course something drastic happens which causes ALL firearm values to increase and even then they won't bring a premium. Look at all the "Tribute" firearms that are on the market. Let's use a John Wayne tribute model. In 25-30 years, how many people will even know who John Wayne was? And some grandson thinks he's going to get a bundle of money for that handgun or rifle? Sorry Charlie.

    That said, for the amount you are going to pay for a commemorative, sink that into a well made handgun, rifle or shotgun and it probably will appreciate in value (again, unless something major goes politically wrong in this country or the world).
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    Default Re: 75th D-Day Anniversary 1911s

    AO 1911's are Series 80 models. It took quite a bit of digging to find that out. Apparently they don't think that important information to their customers.


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    Default Re: 75th D-Day Anniversary 1911s

    Colt released a 4 gun series of gold inlaid WWI 1911 to commemorate the major battles.

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    They had beautiful wooden display cases.

    But they made so many and everyone kept them in the box , so 10-20yrs later , ya could hardly give them away.

    A LNIB standard Colt Govt Model from the same time would be worth more today.
    Last edited by abner13; June 8th, 2019 at 07:57 PM.
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    Default Re: 75th D-Day Anniversary 1911s

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunsnwater View Post
    Interesting. I like the wood stocks on the auto ordinance.

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