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Old 03-22-2012, 03:28 AM   #1
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Default Beautiful piece of history

A guy just posted this on another forum I visit. Evidently a family heirloom he's trying to learn more about. Thought you guys might appreciate it. http://imgur.com/a/OPEuX

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It looks like a Colt built for the British Lend Lease program. circa WWI

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I believe you are right. Chambered in .445. He was thinking about having it re-blued, but the general consensus was DON'T!

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I believe you are right. Chambered in .445. He was thinking about having it re-blued, but the general consensus was DON'T!
I agree, if it truly is "a family heirloom" it should show all the honor the warrior has earned.
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Agreed leave it as is like a badge of honor

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Another guy on the same forum just posted this: http://imgur.com/a/gP1vo
Another heirloom that's been in their family for a long, long time. Man, may family only hangs on to broken push mowers.

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My favorite in the arsenal, Dad's M1911A1 he carried during Operation Overlord, on 6 June 1944 and for the rest of his European holiday.



Here it is somewhere near St. Lo.

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Thats a beautiful piece of history cane. Whats the mauser in the back ground?

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My favorite in the arsenal, Dad's M1911A1 he carried during Operation Overlord, on 6 June 1944 and for the rest of his European holiday.
do you know what the diffrence is between a colt gold cup trophy and a national match gold cup...is one better than the other
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Thats a beautiful piece of history cane. Whats the mauser in the back ground?
It's a bring-home sporterized 8mm Mauser he picked up from a hunting chalet in the Hürtgen Forest late winter 1944-45 (post Bulge).
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