Colt 1911

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The M1911 (also known as Colt 1911, or Colt Government) is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. The pistol's formal designation as of 1940 was Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 for the original model of 1911 or Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911A1 for the M1911A1, which was adopted in 1924. The designation changed to Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic, M1911A1 in the Vietnam War era. Designed by John Browning, the M1911 is the best-known of his designs to use the short recoil principle in its basic design. The pistol was widely copied, and this operating system rose to become the preeminent type of the 20th century and of nearly all modern centerfire pistols. It is popular with civilian shooters in competitive events such as USPSA, IDPA, International Practical Shooting Confederation, and bullseye shooting. Compact variants are popular civilian concealed carry weapons in the U.S. because of the design's relatively slim width and the stopping power[

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39.5 oz

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Semi-Automatic Pistol


Single Action



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How much is a Colt 1911 worth?

In 2024 a new or used Colt 1911 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Colt 1911 and most handguns. The Price for a Colt 1911 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Colt 1911 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $986.48 $1,290.01 $1,517.66
Excellent $910.60 $1,214.13 $1,365.89
Very Good $834.71 $1,214.13 $1,365.89
Good $758.83 $1,138.25 $1,290.01
Fair $531.18 $986.48 $1,214.13
Poor $379.42 $758.83 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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