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Old 09-24-2012, 04:26 AM   #11
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It was built by Colt in 1919 in a production run of 48,900.

It is a M1911 and it's value is what ever you want to assign to it. Do yourself and your family a favor and record everything you can verify about this gun. Write it down and store it in a safe place.

I'm in a similar position with my father's M1911A1 Ithaca build. Once we're gone NO ONE will know the significance and sacrifice the owner has made/paid during their stewardship of this firearm. AND, understand we do not own these firearms, they are only now in our stewardship and will be handed down when our term expires.

Welcome to this duty of love, it's our only connection to our past!

That was almost as beautiful as the pieces of history you guys hold.
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It was built by Colt in 1919 in a production run of 48,900.

It is a M1911 and it's value is what ever you want to assign to it. Do yourself and your family a favor and record everything you can verify about this gun. Write it down and store it in a safe place.

I'm in a similar position with my father's M1911A1 Ithaca build. Once we're gone NO ONE will know the significance and sacrifice the owner has made/paid during their stewardship of this firearm. AND, understand we do not own these firearms, they are only now in our stewardship and will be handed down when our term expires.

Welcome to this duty of love, it's our only connection to our past!
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Is there a girl one of those?

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There doesn't need to be a girl version. The 1911 is a very manageable pistol to handle. They point naturally and the frame design allows you to get a nice high grip on it.

See if you can try a friends or rent one. Shoot 230gr. FMJ and don't shoot any +P or +P+ ammunition to start. The recoil is more of a push rather than a sharp snap like a .40 S&W. I'd rather shoot a 1911 rather than a .40 any day.

The 1911 is legendary almost to the point of being mythic, but there's real reasons for that. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

BTW, you can get 1911's chambered in 9mm, but a real 1911 is .45ACP.
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Umm yeah. You misunderstood. I was talking about the picture of the guy tipping his hat.

And you do not need to convince me of how good the 1911 is. I carry one daily.

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Atta girl. Keep carrying that 1911 proudly!!

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I attended an gun auction this past Sunday that had two WWI Colt 1911's that were in 20% condition but winning bids were $1600 & $1700. Those old "girls" demand a good dollar.

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I like her.

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