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Starfish
16-10-2009, 11:13 AM
for sale :) asking price is 20,000 USD.

"Like New In Presentation Box-Unfired: Colt Custom Shop Gold-Engraved 1980 Government Model 1911-A1 .45 ACP Single-Action Semi-Auto Pistol, Colt Signature Series 1980 Blue Government Model.

Ordered from the Colt Custom Shop by King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, King of Saudi Arabia, in 1980 as a personal gift to now-retired U.S. serviceman Athony Potter, who sold it to us, unfired in the Colt Custom Shop wooden presentation box.

The blue-steel Colt Government Model 1911-A1 is completely engraved with scrollwork and gold engraving, featuring the Royal Saudi Arabian Crest on top of the slide and gold Arabic Script on the left slide which translates "In the Name of God, The Beneficient, The Merciful."

The right slide features a gold-engraved eagle and dove. Both sides of the slide feature a gold-engraved Lilly.

This custom-engraved Colt also has hand-carved ivory grips in a floral design and (1) engraved blue-steel Colt magazine.

Ships in Colt Custom Shop wooden presentation box with blue velvet lining. Serial number is FG21893."



http://www.postimage.org/Ts1TflrJ.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts1TflrJ)

http://www.postimage.org/Ts1TfnWS.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts1TfnWS)



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http://www.postimage.org/Ts1TfKo9.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Ts1TfKo9)

Source: God, Guns and Grits.

Ahmad
16-10-2009, 11:37 AM
Now thats why i have to start anti depressent. One word Beautiful

Naveed_pk
16-10-2009, 11:42 AM
Beautiful :)

KageFox
16-10-2009, 11:42 AM
After seeing this beauty... I wish I were the Saudi King :D

KageFox
16-10-2009, 11:49 AM
Correction: The Arabic Script written is of Kalimah-e-Tauheed, not Bismillah (translation of which is mentioned in description)

Starfish
16-10-2009, 11:54 AM
KF: thank you for the correction. I just emailed the guy about this.

Glockcohlic
16-10-2009, 11:54 AM
This is what we call a Master Piece. Mashahallah a very nice engraved 1911 A1. Best ever seen.

Glockcohlic
16-10-2009, 11:59 AM
Is this for sale in Pak.???

Monis
16-10-2009, 12:02 PM
Really loveable gun

Starfish
16-10-2009, 01:45 PM
nahi. Sale in the US. Pakistan kay hisaab say 16 lakh price kuch ziada nahi for such a piece of history.
its available here
http://v4.beta.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=143398332

KageFox
16-10-2009, 02:04 PM
16 lakh??? :o :o :o (faints)

Malik1
16-10-2009, 02:06 PM
A good looking gun and thats all. I believe that a gun which you can not fire is no good a gun :)

Starfish
16-10-2009, 02:22 PM
A good looking gun and thats all. I believe that a gun which you can not fire is no good a gun :)
and why cant you fire this one?

Glockcohlic
16-10-2009, 02:45 PM
@Starfish,

Thanks for the info. Really a nice & great piece.

Thanks again for sharing.

Starfish
16-10-2009, 03:03 PM
@Glockcoholic: Not a problem Sir, thats why we all are here, to share :)

Ilyas
16-10-2009, 03:06 PM
Simply awesome...


After seeing this beauty... I wish I were the Saudi King :D

...and I wish I was Anthony Potter :P

Anthrax
16-10-2009, 09:04 PM
Holy CRAP that's a beautiful piece.

16 lakh for this fine craftsmanship is nothing. Besides, it's got way too much history attached to it which makes it even more expensive.

Amazing piece. Absolutely love it!

Moeen
16-10-2009, 09:16 PM
Amazing

Kamran_uk75
16-10-2009, 10:23 PM
Amazing
Wonderful gun

SAJJAD ALI
18-10-2009, 12:12 AM
beautifull gun

Starfish
18-10-2009, 12:26 AM
First,respect is not linked with relations.
Second just to remind when ever Pakistan needs any help (especially financial) all our past and present governments go begging to thess so called kings.
Third, what is wrong in giving a writen Kalima to any non muslim, transalation "There is no god but ALLAh, and Muhammad (peace be upon him) is his messenger"

I could not agree more. specially points one and three.

SevenMagnum
18-10-2009, 01:00 AM
Babes the work is fine on the gun but to me it seems not to be the gun mentioned by the owner.;)

SevenMagnum
18-10-2009, 01:03 AM
Sorry but its my view after seeing the pictures posted;)

Abbas
18-10-2009, 01:24 AM
Thread cleaned of unwanted posts. Excellent piece. The King of Saudi Arabia surely deserves that and much more.

+1 Conceal Carry, respect given to anyone anywhere is never lost and when it comes to a person like the Saudi king, well what can I say. Any Pakistani or Muslim for that matter would be foolish not to refer to him with the greatest respect. He is after all custodian of the two mosques to say the least.

@All Kindly keep this thread limited to discussion of the pistol only. Thanks.

Denovo87
18-10-2009, 10:24 AM
Gold engraving hmmmm, we pakgunners must buy atleast one gun with gold carving to calm our better halves down saying "did not buy it being a gun but for the gold".

Sharp Shooter
18-10-2009, 11:25 AM
very beautiful indeed. and the caliber is also beautiful. ;) hehehe

Malik1
18-10-2009, 11:52 AM
A good looking gun and thats all. I believe that a gun which you can not fire is no good a gun :)
and why cant you fire this one?


Don't get upset brother. I meant that such a precious weapon which is beautifully engraved can be afforded by only a very wealthy individual. And if it is given as a gift to somebody (who other wise can not afford it) he will more often than not sell it as was done by the General (without even firing a single bullet - probably for the fear of its value depreciation) and the next party as well (who so ever it is) also wants to sell it for a handsome price. So you see, no love for the weapon involved and more of economics involved mainly because of its value. And those who want to use it probably can not afford it (I do not talk of others but I talk of myself). So........ Hope my position is clear :)

Starfish
18-10-2009, 12:55 PM
A good looking gun and thats all. I believe that a gun which you can not fire is no good a gun :)
and why cant you fire this one?


Don't get upset brother. I meant that such a precious weapon which is beautifully engraved can be afforded by only a very wealthy individual. And if it is given as a gift to somebody (who other wise can not afford it) he will more often than not sell it as was done by the General (without even firing a single bullet - probably for the fear of its value depreciation) and the next party as well (who so ever it is) also wants to sell it for a handsome price. So you see, no love for the weapon involved and more of economics involved mainly because of its value. And those who want to use it probably can not afford it (I do not talk of others but I talk of myself). So........ Hope my position is clear :)
true. some of us might worry about the value. But if it was with me, I would ve definitely used it. sparingly though :)
i dont see the point of an excellent weapon kept brand new, unless you dont like it and want to sell it.

Conceal Carry
18-10-2009, 09:54 PM
Thanks Abbas, very true, being respectful is the most important attribute on this forum, and well maintained so far.


respect given to anyone anywhere is never lost....