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    Looking for the owner of a recovered WWII .45

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    I hope whoever the owner is gets reunited with his "GIRL"
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    I've posted this to a couple of other forums I visit. It'd be great to get this back to the rightful owner.
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    My guess is that both of them are dead by now but some one in the family would surely treasure that gun. (Even though it WAS stolen from the US govt.!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Bouquett View Post
    (Even though it WAS stolen from the US govt.!!)
    Not necessarily, or even likely.

    Back in the old days, the U.S. Government did sell surplus M1911s to the public thru the DCM. I have one that was legally purchased that way (not by me, but I know the pistol's provenance).

    That Remington Rand is beautiful!

    Thanks for posting this, Rob!


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    Yep lots of former U.S. Government firearms and equipment has been bought and resold through surplus stores,I wish I would of bought a jeep back in the day when they were selling for abought $300.00
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    Placing a picture of a loved one on the grips of a .45.

    Interesting concept.

    In a war zone they would be right there.
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    MOM!!!! is that you????


    I wish

    Someone did steal a RR mint (still in cosmoline) from my Family. A friend (I thought) of mine went and talked my dad out of it while I wasn't around for a cheap revolver. Dad had suffered a stroke and was not quite aware of its worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Placing a picture of a loved one on the grips of a .45.

    Interesting concept.

    In a war zone they would be right there.
    Sweetheart Stocks.

    It was a very popular thing to do, especially by those in the Air Corp who had access to the "new" plastic windscreens.

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    Please consider posting it here as well. It will get good exposure to the 1911 crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge45 View Post
    Please consider posting it here as well. It will get good exposure to the 1911 crowd.

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    It already is;
    The M1911 Pistols Organization Forums Site - This is a neat story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Crunch View Post
    Back in the old days, the U.S. Government did sell surplus M1911s to the public thru the DCM. I have one that was legally purchased that way (not by me, but I know the pistol's provenance)

    Ah yes, there WAS a time known as the "Good Old Days", I'd forgotten what with the Klinton gun bans and living in the PRC!!

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    Maybe the guy got married to someone else, who didn't want him to keep it around... LOL....

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