Dating a colt 1911
It is worth whatever someone that needs one is willing to pay.
If you can't find someone who needs it, it is worth whatever someone who doesn't need one is willing to pay.
If the leters are intertwined in which the straight line of the P is the right side of the H, the serial number range is 425,000-710,000.
So using those serial numbers, 25,001 is dated in 1913, and 425,001 would be dated 1918.. You already stated it was purchased after WWI so those dates are probable correct.
I am looking to find out what time period it does come from and a price range that this barrel would fetch?
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Best Karl Just chiming in here to say: You have a treasure, it being your grandfather's gun and all.
You are really taking a risk shooting it, as these older Colts can develop cracks in a bunch of known weak points on the frame and slide.