Beautiful piece of history

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by theundeadelvis, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. theundeadelvis

    theundeadelvis New Member

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    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
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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

  3. theundeadelvis

    theundeadelvis New Member

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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!
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I agree, if it truly is "a family heirloom" it should show all the honor the warrior has earned.
     
  5. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    Agreed leave it as is like a badge of honor
     
  6. theundeadelvis

    theundeadelvis New Member

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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.
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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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.

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    Here it is somewhere near St. Lo.

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    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012
  8. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  9. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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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
     
  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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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).
     
  11. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Great gun;) colt and mausers both....all my custom builds except three have been mauser actions.

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  12. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That looks like an ME 209 he is leaning against.
     
  13. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Yes.

    I'm partial to the NM.
     
  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    He told us kids he shot it down with his 45. :rolleyes:

    I think it was just a photo-op.
     
  15. theundeadelvis

    theundeadelvis New Member

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    Beautiful! You should be proud!
     
  16. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    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
     
  17. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Thanks, I'm very proud of both Dad and his 1911.......and sorry for the thread-jacking.
     
  18. theundeadelvis

    theundeadelvis New Member

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    Not at all a thread-jack! Exactly the kind of stuff I hope to see!
     
  19. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Same here elvis

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  20. jmeekhof

    jmeekhof New Member

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