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I want to get my ww2 colt professionally restored so it want lose value. Does anybody know someone in Mississppi who does that.
 

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I know that there is a guy in another state that takes them
and completly restores them the way they look back in ww2. And those didn't lose value at all honestly people were buying for a few thousand
 

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If it were mine...I'd leave it the way it is...

It you wanna fix one...buy a Colt 70 series "beater" and fix it up

If you know of the "guy in another state"...ship it to em
 

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Check with Tim Thompson at Bills Custom Automatics. 1911 are his specialty but they also do restoration work. I was in there last year when a winchester model 61 or 62 pump 22 lr. was brought in and it was rusted to hell and back and the wood was pretty beaten, I think the story on it was it had water damage from katrina. I had the change to see it before the owner got it back and it looked like the day it left the winchester factory..... but like Hammer said... just about any restoration will affect the value to a degree. I would leave it like it is, those old colts with their wear and tear on them are what gives them character. and by the way where are the pics :scratch:
 

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Imo if people are paying a few thousand for a restored colt they are buying for reasons other than their historical value. If you want a ww2 colt, leave it alone. If you want a restored 1943 colt that was US army property then have it restored. I wouldn't mess with it. Every scratch, nick, and ding means something. Take that away and you just have a colt 1911.
 

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Joe S. said:
If you want a restored 1943 colt that was US army property then have it restored. I wouldn't mess with it. Every scratch, nick, and ding means something. Take that away and you just have a colt 1911.
.... my suggestions - leave it like it is!
 

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oh, i did see it in the firearms gallary i just failed to put two and two together.... very nice i vote to leave it as it is.
 

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Thanks from my opinion it's in very good
shape and it all functions properly Now that I think about it I will leave it like it is it shows character I just wish it would talk to me.
 

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they will.... you are just not cherishing it enough. Trust me, try walking by one in a gun store, it will start screaming BUY ME.
 

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I know what you mean every gun I see talks to me. But what I meant was I wish it could tell me where it traveled and who he shot at haha
 
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