“I was considering a second mortgage on my house so that I could bid on this gun, but now I’m not sure a second mortgage on my house would [be] enough”

Back before Christmas, I expressed amazement that bidding for an aesthetically-challenged—I mean “factory engraved” Colt Commemorative 1911 topped $25k. As Mandark would say, ha! HA ha ha ha ha ha. With sixteen days left, as of thirty-eight seconds ago, the bidding at gunbroker.com stands at $82,275.00. Understandably, the auction’s progress has drive Colt executives to new heights of hyperbole, albeit fatuously. “I was considering a second mortgage on my house so that I could bid on this gun, but now I’m not sure a second mortgage on my house would yield enough,” commented a Colt executive who asked to remain anonymous [lest anyone know that he’s in debt up to his eyeballs]. FYI: I still can’t get to grips with the ivory grips.

comments

  1. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    I love the ivory grips, I guess beauty is all in the eye of the beholder.

  2. avatar Brad Kozak says:

    If you’ll recall from the movie, George S. Patton was fond of ivory. When someone asked him if his 1911s had mother-of-pearl grips, he replied, “They’re ivory. Only a pimp from a cheap New Orleans whorehouse would carry a pearl-handled pistol.”

    I’m more a Crimson Trace fan myself, but I have to admit, if I was gonna go for the bling, Ivory makes more sense than Mother O’ Pearl. With the added benefit of making all those PeTA types froth at the mouth.

  3. avatar John Fritz says:

    I must say, the fit/finish on that gun looks to be a wee bit better than my Para PX1445S. Guess you get what you pay for.

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