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.

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3 Responses to “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”

  1. 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.

  2. 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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