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nutsfor1911 08-13-2008 07:41 PM

My WWI 1911

ScottG 08-13-2008 09:48 PM

I want one of those! :(

Where did you get it and how much did it cost?

Dillinger 08-13-2008 10:29 PM

Very Nice! *thumbs Up* Don't ever get the idea to dump the spur hammer and add night sights. Just leave it in that amazing condition and marvel in it's excellence.

Patented on April 20th, 1897 - How about that?!?!


junho806 08-13-2008 10:57 PM

its so purty
what scottG said

genie 08-14-2008 01:32 AM

Mine, by serial No., was mfd. in late 1913 or early 1914, marked on slide R.H. side, same as yours, "Model of 1911 US Army", but NO MARKING on frame United States Property.

An "expert" has insisted that ALL Colts of my vintage were marked US property.

I think he is wrong. Anybody know??


ScottG 08-14-2008 05:05 PM

I don't know anything about all, but at the last gun show I attended there was one that was said to be 1913 vintage that has that below the slide.

BigO01 08-14-2008 07:46 PM

Boy , they weren't kidding when they said the original front sights were about useless !! LOL

Nice original weapon there , as JD says leave it alone and enjoy it you can buy a new "Play" gun and modify it till your hearts content but you don't find what you have there very often these days .

matt g 08-15-2008 03:52 PM

Awesome. The numbers match the back story too. That pistol was made between Jan, 1913 and Aug, 1913. Judging by the early serial number for that time frame, it mas made towards the beginning of the run.

Take care of her, she's a living piece of history.

troutrat 08-24-2008 02:45 AM

Man, if that is original blueing, that is AWSOME! I have a weak spot for actual 1911's, as opposed to 1911 A1's. I actually love them all, but the 1911's prior to 1923, are just awsome! What a beautiful weapon!

nutsfor1911 08-27-2008 11:58 PM

With the Holster

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