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Old 03-23-2012, 02:40 AM   #11
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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).
Great gun colt and mausers both....all my custom builds except three have been mauser actions.

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That looks like an ME 209 he is leaning against.
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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
Yes.

I'm partial to the NM.
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That looks like an ME 209 he is leaning against.
He told us kids he shot it down with his 45.

I think it was just a photo-op.
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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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Yes.

I'm partial to the NM.
So the nm is more accurate or what, I own a sig 1911, and this will be my first colt....im debateing between the two
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Beautiful! You should be proud!
Thanks, I'm very proud of both Dad and his 1911.......and sorry for the thread-jacking.
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Thanks, I'm very proud of both Dad and his 1911.......and sorry for the thread-jacking.
Not at all a thread-jack! Exactly the kind of stuff I hope to see!
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Not at all a thread-jack! Exactly the kind of stuff I hope to see!
Same here elvis

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It's a shame someone used steel wool and scratched the crap out of it.
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