I figured instead of asking "what is my 1911 worth" I would ask what you would pay for it. I suppose that question is asked much less on the forum Ill post pics soon. Here's the info for you... I dont know what year it was made, but it was many years ago-My grandfather gave it to me. I cant find anywhere to date it, and there seems to be no serial number associated with the gun to provide that information. Any resources you know of to date a pistol? The frame is stamped as follows: Essex Arms, Co. Island Pond, VT 8867 The slide is stamped as follows: Colt's PT.F.A.MFG Hartford, Conn. USA The Barrel is marked "COLT .45 AUTO" The rear sights are marked "BO-MAR PAT." Other than those markings, there are no serial numbers, no other markings, etc. It is made of blued steel and has wood grips. The rear sights are adjustable. The length is 5." It has a magazine capacity of 7+1. It functions normally and has been cleaned every time it has been fired.