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New old toy

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Roadkill, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    A long time ago a cigar box was the perfect place for odds and ends and trivia that while not usually valuable was still worth retaining. Well, I'd been asking about a certain cigar box for a while. It had been passed from relative to relative and I thought it was gone. But I was wrong.:D (1911 Colt, original finish and magazines. Mfg year 1918)


  2. Twiki357

    Twiki357 Well-Known Member

    That must have been one humongous supply of cigars for that large of a box. The 1911 is pretty nice too. I haven't seen that style of ammo packaging for a long time either.
  3. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    Any idea as to the era of the ammo? I'm guessing pre WWII but have no clue.
  4. mmitch

    mmitch Well-Known Member


    Is there a copyright date for the logo/graphics on the box?

  5. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    Pretty nifty cigar box! Perhaps you could make some sort of insert and cover it so that all three items would have their own custom fit in the box. Not sure about the date but I would guess sometime around the 1930's/1940's for the Remington ammo.
  6. Roadkill

    Roadkill Well-Known Member

    Outside is all faded, no date on the inside. I don't think box is as old as the gun and ammo.
  7. tuj

    tuj Well-Known Member

    You could refinish that box and have a nifty display case!
  8. Roadking Rider

    Roadking Rider Well-Known Member

    Wish I was that lucky to find and old 1911 in a box. Great find.
  9. 303tom

    303tom member

    That good looking old pistol is NOT a toy.....................
  10. SG1

    SG1 Well-Known Member

    I would cut a piece of glass to put in the top so no one could touch it! Beautiful! Being that it was passed down just makes it that much more enjoyable :)

    REPOMAN Well-Known Member

    Congrats on the find.... Very nice 1911

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