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Before I get started I do not have any intention at all of selling this item, it was my grandfather's and I want to frame it. I can't seem to at all find out any information about it on the internet as far as value is concerned I've heard everything from 1,000 to 5,000 dollars.

Colt 1911A1 LAPD Special edition 1 of 300
I have orginal box and papers unfired with gold inlays of LAPD officers standing infront of their cruisers and other decorative flowers and the seal of Los Angeles on the wood grips.

I don't have the serial number with me as I keep this item in a safe deposit box for now. Anyway, any input would be appreciated. Thankyou.
 

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it depends really on the pistol serial number and who really collections the LA.P.D items ..but you got something there that i would hold onto just in case and look around first with a couple of pictures on a some of the police forms on the web
 

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far as value is concerned I've heard everything from 1,000 to 5,000 dollars
the value is what the next guy is willing to pay for it, so it is going to be hard to nail down a number for you. if looking to insure it, i would lies the higher end of the spectrum. otherwise, just think of it as priceless.
 

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Whatever you do, don't fire it. Do not even cycle the slide or put a magazine in it. Do not **** the hammer or snap it.

During "hard times" as we are having today, the prices on specialty items like this plunge. You will not find many speculators willing to pay and wait for a sale. You will not find many buyers with disposable ammounts that have an interest in this specialty piece. Almost 1/4 of our shooting population is unemployed rigth now.

The low end price would be the value of any Colt 70 series pistol in new unfired condition ($600-$1000). Anything above that is totally due to collector demand and will be different on any given day. One collector might want it $1000 worth and another collector might want it $4000 worth. What it was worth at the last apraisal has nothing to do with what it is worth this instant. Many people have a difficult time with the concept of the value of their items falling along with house prices.

Many ot the high dollar collector guns I have seen on the auctions lately have been removed with the reserve never met.
 
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