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Title: colt m45 usmc
Post by: Steevo on February 09, 2019, 03:07:04 PM
picked this up today.........   now the only question is to have the front strap checkered or not.......  :evil:

(https://i.imgur.com/7RFfhxj.jpg)
Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: edgephoto on February 09, 2019, 03:48:43 PM
Why bother? You will be selling it on Monday.  :evil:
Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: Steevo on February 09, 2019, 03:55:07 PM
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Why bother? You will be selling it on Monday.  :evil:


Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: bozzman3 on February 09, 2019, 05:34:05 PM
What does front checkering cost?
Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: Steevo on February 09, 2019, 05:39:56 PM
they do hand checkering for 300 i think

and machine checkering that looks exactly like colt for 200

then 100 to refinish frame ( their guy Gio, did them for colt originally)

Not sure if it will kill any value ( more than likely will) seeing its a usmc stamped and getting harder to find 1  :dunno:
Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: Jake on February 09, 2019, 07:12:18 PM
Who does the front checkering.
Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: Jake on February 09, 2019, 08:06:41 PM
Who does the front checkering.
Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: Steevo on February 09, 2019, 08:08:52 PM
Jojos
Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: Glock84 on February 09, 2019, 08:45:12 PM
I would leave the front strap alone on that one.
Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: LostCanuck on February 10, 2019, 11:10:38 AM
If it's really USMC issue (or at least the same production run), then why mess with it?  The front-chequering doesn't add that much utility.  Save the $300 for something else.
Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: Bottom Rung on February 10, 2019, 03:54:36 PM
These USMC 1911s are perhaps the coolest 1911s Colt ever made.

Just plain cool.
Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: LoveColts on February 10, 2019, 04:44:36 PM
Don't add checkering.  Will kill any value.  Being a USMC rolled gun it is valuable.  If you want a good shooter with checkering buy a new Custom Shop model for around 2k.  And those are coated with Ion Bond, a much better finish.  The cerakote on these chips like crazy.  If you have the box and want to sell it I may be able to help.
Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: imahangtia on February 10, 2019, 08:25:18 PM
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.....now the only question is to have the front strap checkered or not.......  :evil:
...



Do it!  Defile her! 


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Don't add checkering.  Will kill any value. .....


Do it!  It's not too late.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDmtp4H0nOU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDmtp4H0nOU)



Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: Steevo on February 10, 2019, 08:34:47 PM
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Don't add checkering.  Will kill any value.  Being a USMC rolled gun it is valuable.  If you want a good shooter with checkering buy a new Custom Shop model for around 2k.  And those are coated with Ion Bond, a much better finish.  The cerakote on these chips like crazy.  If you have the box and want to sell it I may be able to help.

I have 7 others that are customized.... just like front strap checkered. But will probably leave it alone.

I think I'm going to keep this 1, it's pretty cool,  it's amazing what these go for.....
Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: Supes3 on February 10, 2019, 08:36:06 PM
Leave her be!!!

I don't think it's worth it.... although there's probably not too many that have that customization done.  Somebody is bound to like it.

I personally would want it without.
Title: Re: colt m45 usmc
Post by: Steevo on February 14, 2019, 02:21:23 PM
i also forgot that it came with a kydex holster that is autographed and seen in the video as well from Military Arms Channel, when he did the review of the usmc m45....

(https://i.imgur.com/aTyQ7Fe.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/llXSZr1.jpg)


https://youtu.be/IEIvu_aWccY