This is a discussion on DCM 1911 manf. 1917, what do I have here? within the Handguns forums, part of the Gun Forum category; I have taken this to several local gunshops, one guys wanted to trade me even for a brand new Springfield M1A . . . Where ...
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|May 23rd, 2020, 09:35 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Central VA
DCM 1911 manf. 1917, what do I have here?
I have taken this to several local gunshops, one guys wanted to trade me even for a brand new Springfield M1A . . .
Where on this forum do I go to find out what I've got here. I'm a new guy and do not know my way around on this forum.
I've got some pics, did the best I could, not an expert photographer.
Any help will be appreciated!
DUMB ME!!! How do you uplaod images here?
|May 23rd, 2020, 09:39 AM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Central VA
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|May 23rd, 2020, 09:57 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Celina , TX.
go to the 1911forum with good pictures of both sides plus the top of slide .
they will be honest about what you have and a round about figure on value
they will also tell it like it is
|May 23rd, 2020, 10:23 AM||#8|
Join Date: Sep 2013
If this is "correct" , matching frame and slide for a 1917 build, a new standard M1A isn't a deal. Could be a VERY desirable pistol.....What looks like could be original finish and not a rebuild with original DCM paperwork is a plus+++
Might want to go here and see if your pistol is correct. A little reading might help
Last edited by Shomway; May 23rd, 2020 at 10:34 AM.
|May 23rd, 2020, 11:10 AM||#9|
Join Date: Dec 2008
look below this window
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|May 23rd, 2020, 11:57 AM||#10|
Join Date: Jun 2011
I would think a new standard M1A is only about half of the value of the pistol.
I'm not certain the finish is original, but the parkerizing was done a long time ago. The majority of WWI M1911 pistols were overhauled during the between-the-war years or early into WWII and that is likely when it received a parkerized finish. It most likely was originally blued. Your pistol is one of the early 1960's sale of "unserviceable" pistols by the DCM. You are fortunate to have the original shipping document as most of those vanished long ago.
If it were mine I would not trade it for a new standard M1A.
|May 23rd, 2020, 12:52 PM||#12|
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: eastern sierra
Shh, you guys...
I was going to trade him an early Poly Tech original "Chu Wood" stock for it.... He seems to be having a problem with an M14 GI stock... Problem solved...
A win, win for both...
|May 23rd, 2020, 07:07 PM||#13|
Join Date: Mar 2010
you can buy a new M1A anytime you have $1500. you have a papered 1911 from the US army with paperwork showing someone(a relative?) paid $14 for it. you can't put a price on that. I have a 1903 passed down to me from a cousin from his father with the same papers showing he also paid some ridiculously cheap price . it was arsenal refinished and looks like new. I would have to be in really hard times to sell it
|May 23rd, 2020, 07:34 PM||#15|
Join Date: Mar 2014
there are a number of possible forums where you can find information on the pistol. this is a good forum, but the 1911 experts live an respond over at gun boards dot com ( no offense to anyone here- bu this is a M14/M1A forum). Actually a lot of folks are at multiple forums. Good close ups of both sides of the pistol markings are important. Based on my limited knowledge it appears to be a 1911 ( not 1911A1) made by colt and refinished after the war. By war I mean WWII. It appears to be parkerized and without dis assembly no way to tell if a Colt Frame by me from the pics. ( lots of cases of mixed mfg frame and slide)
Nice pistol, do your research before considering sale of trade. It could be a $1000 pistol or a $3000 pistol. Or, I will give you a nice M1A w/ a NM barrel for it ....