Very nice great find
This is a discussion on Yup another "NEW" gun within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I know.. I can hear it now "agggh he's at it again, and driving me nuts" I found this last week, as it sat in ...
I know.. I can hear it now "agggh he's at it again, and driving me nuts" I found this last week, as it sat in the case for a couple of days before anybody bought it, sooooooooooo ya can't say I tried to offer it to anybody that came into the Store
A Colt Early Commercial model 1911 No293709 (as this is the way it's stamped on the frame with NO "C" prefix) I believe it was a USGI before it was re-blued and it's Mfg date is 1913-14.... yeah, it's been re-blued BUT the job was superb, and the lettering is sharp as well, kinda makes me think that Colt did the job. It came with a keyhole, lanyard loop mag and a General Shaver mag as well......... the interesting thing is.....the gun came with Separation papers from the owner of it..
Seems it has quite a history of travel Algreia, Sicily, Normandy, Northern france, Rhinland, Centeral Erope, and Ardennes. (the papers I got with the gun)Who knows what it went thru, or who it "waxed" BUT I know the person truley deserved to bring in back. The grips, bluing, mags and all are superb.. bought it for 625.50 take a look and tell me what you think.. It's a keeper for sure
I re-edited the pictures so they would be lighter and show more detail..The pix were kinda dark at the time I originally took them
Last edited by CLASS3NH; January 8th, 2007 at 07:48 PM. Reason: edited pictures
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Very nice great find
Congratulations! That's one good looking 1911.
This thread would have been worthless without such great pics. Nice gun. Thanks for posting!
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Nice firearm, Bob. Congrats (again).
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(sigh) Congrats......... (/sigh)
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CLASS3NH, nice find but I doubt you will carry your it The picture is of the prettiest 1911 I have had the fortune to see, it belonged to a Canadian Medical Officer in the 1st World War and then to a Lt. Governor of Canada. Alas, it is not mine. Cherish your treasure. Regards, Richard
OK Bob, now just stop it. This is like the third nice WWI 1911 you've gotten in the last month! Share the wealth I say! I've gotta give you my cell phone number so when the next one comes up you can say "Hey Jim, want a nice old Colt 1911?" and I can say "yes please, put it on my credit card!"
Not hard to "find" it when they come right to ya!
Very nice Colt, it wouldn't have made it a couple of day's in the case if it was me, you are a better man than I am. It would have been, mine, mine, all mine! with no two day I'm a nice guy crap.
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That's one super, super find. And a great price for it, too.
Good going Bob (I am swallowing my envy!!) .......... items like that just ooze history and for sure need cherished.
Hard to believe that is fast approaching 100 years old.
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Let's see a nice poly refinish,lower the port, a heavy melt job, and maybe a bobtail grip. That would just about fix it up. " Hey quit pointing that thing at me!" Nice find very nice.
What a beautiful 1911!
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Nice looking piece of history.
You added on to your house yet to make room for these things?
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