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Old 03-05-2013, 07:55 PM   #31
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I was born in 1940 and lived in New York City. My Dad was in the Army in the Pacific. He spoke Italian so they sent him to school to learn Chinese? He was training Chinese Troops. My Uncle who also spoke Italian went to Europe with the artillery. I dont remember much of it but I do remember listening to the news reports on the radio and of course rationing and war bond drives. Nothing was thrown out and clothing was hand me downs. I was a little over 1 when my dad left and I did not see him again until 1946. Who was this stranger?

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Picture of that Colt??
The Colt 1911:
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The Colt 1911:
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Thanks, that's classic. Do you shoot it?
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He spoke Italian so they sent him to school to learn Chinese? He was training Chinese Troops.
Grand old military tradition. If he'd been a chef they'd have put him in the motor pool.
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Thanks, that's classic. Do you shoot it?
I do not shoot it. It was my Dad's, carried in the war above Europe, as I've said. And he was the last one to shoot it - in fact the magazines are loaded as he last loaded them. He's been gone now 28 years. It's gotten to be a very nostalgic thing - if you can understand that.

I have just kept it lightly oiled and stored in oil cloths.

I shoot my other guns - but not that one.


But I can say that I have newly purchased additional magazines for it and fresh 45 ACP - in case SHTF....
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