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Old 05-08-2017, 9:39 AM
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Default USGI Decommissioned Consecutive Serial Pair of Colt USMC M45A1

thought I'd share some pictures of this very cool pair of interesting and rare USGI Colts

currently up for auction so I saved some pictures for posterity, gunbroker dumps info after 90 days

Consecutive Serial Pair of Colt USMC M45A1

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Consecutive Serial Pair USMC M45A1 Decommissioned
Please view the photos below carefully prior to bidding. We allow a 3 day inspection period that begins at the point the tracking number shows the firearm has been received by your FFL. We charge a 20% restocking fee on ALL firearms that are returned for any reason, unless special circumstances apply. Refunds will be issued within 10 days of the firearm being returned to us. The firearm must be in the same condition as it was when it was shipped to the buyer. Factory new firearms must be returned unfired.

Gold and Guns is thrilled to present the first consecutive pair of USMC M45A1s to hit the open market, as of the date of this listing. These decommissioned M45A1s include their Colt Historical letters. Both pistols are functional and display the crossed out USMC logo on the slide. THIS AUCTION IS FOR THE PAIR!

These battle worn 1911s have lit the collecting world on fire since they’re recent release. With fewer than 1,000 examples released, average prices are already above $3,500. These USMC pistols are becoming increasing more valuable each week. Here is your chance to own an extremely rare consecutive set! Please refer to the photos for further analysis.










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Old 05-08-2017, 9:53 AM
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Very cool. Just makes me hate the roster more. Even if I could afford them, can't get them here. Regardless of the collectable nature.
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Weren't these only released 3 or 4 years ago? Why would they be decommissioned already?

Edit- after reading the letter, it looks like these early models were returned to Colt after being replaced with a later version.

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Old 05-08-2017, 10:29 AM
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do the Gov Models used by the USMC have the series 80 safety inside?
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do the Gov Models used by the USMC have the series 80 safety inside?
Yep.

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I thought the government would not longer sell old weapons to the public. They could only be sold to another country or destroy them.
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According to this thread on AR15.com these pistols were as low as $1350 when they were first released back in March. Now they're getting crazy money .

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_5_49/17...ned-M45A1.html
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Decommissioned . . . ?
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SOLD $7250 with 38 bids

decommissioned I believe because these were returned to Colt due to coating failure

Colt letter seems legit so I wouldn't hesitate if I was in the market for such..

very cool either way
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Decommissioned . . . ?
Scratched an X over the letters "USMC". Otherwise they appear fully operational.
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I've seen these BNIB selling here ob Calguns for $ 3,500.00
So why would I buy 2 in that condition . . . ?
Just be patient like me . . . 😉

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I've seen these BNIB selling here ob Calguns for $ 3,500.00
So why would I buy 2 in that condition . . . ?
Just be patient like me . . . 😉

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easy, in a few years these will fetch big $$$ and the one you paid $3500 for from here will still be worth $1500

these are documented USGI issued to deployed units in theater, they exhibit a lot of wear to only have been rack guns in garrison..

couple of auction examples of what the future will likely be for guns in this category of rarity..

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I've seen these BNIB selling here ob Calguns for $ 3,500.00
So why would I buy 2 in that condition . . . ?
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3.5 for the civilian version or for the returned legit usmc issue ones?
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Still butt ugly at any price.
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3.5 for the civilian version or for the returned legit usmc issue ones?
That was a civilian

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That was a civilian

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I would pay 3.5 for the issue pistol, but not the civy.
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I would pay 3.5 for the issue pistol, but not the civy.
Well than you missed a nice set

With battle scars . . .

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They look like they've been dropped on the carpet. A Lot !




(Since it was the Middle East...
I wonder if it was ever a magic carpet.)
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They look like they've been dropped on the carpet. A Lot !




(Since it was the Middle East...
I wonder if it was ever a magic carpet.)
For sure !

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From what I understand, Colt replaced the contract guns with an ion bond finish because the cerakote on these were junk. You can buy brand new ion bond finished M45A1s as well.
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From what I understand, Colt replaced the contract guns with an ion bond finish because the cerakote on these were junk. You can buy brand new ion bond finished M45A1s as well.
I would buy a new one . . . but that's just me 😉

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