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A brace of December 1941 Colt M1911A1s'.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by John Holbrook, Mar 27, 2006.

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  1. John Holbrook

    John Holbrook Member

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    I acquired 756469 a while back and 753584 this weekend at the WAC show!!

    753584 was shipped on 10 Dec. 1941 in the first shipment following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

    756469 was shipped on 29 Dec. 1941, in the last shipment of 1941... Both came with two tone pinned and blued magazines.

    Ahh, life is GOOD!!!


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  2. ShootingEnthusiatist

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    Piece of History

    You've got a nice piece of history John ... two nice pieces actually! I just registered with THR today and asked people of their opinions of the 1911's when I saw your post. Congrats!
     
  3. psyopspec

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    Pieces of history they are indeed, and beauties at that!
     
  4. ReadyontheRight

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    Beauties. Nice!

    So do you shoot these or keep them nice and clean for making us all drool?

    Either is understandable, these 1911s are not replaceable.

    I would just like to see a two-fisted range report if it's in your future.:D
     
  5. John Holbrook

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    I don't shoot my collector 1911s. Here are the two I shoot...

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  6. BilboTN

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    Nice find.

    Nice Smiths as well... I think you got those pony grips mixed up though. ;)
     
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    Nice find!!
     
  8. U.S.SFC_RET

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    Beautiful pistols. You are a lucky man.
     
  9. Clark Savage Jr

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    Darn! I knew I should have gone to the show. If you ever feel the need to get rid of 753584, let me know. I was shipped on the same date during a blackout at Seattle's Providence hospital.

    Looks like your pistol is in better shape than I, though.

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  10. paul45

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    OMG!! I bet those Colt grips are unhappy!...:neener:
     
  11. John Holbrook

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    Paul, here are two USMC Colt M1911A1s with documented USMC provenance..

    I was given 2300270 by a Marine Captain in 'Nam in 1967..

    The other Colt, 795893 a 1942 Navy Colt, was issued to LT. Dean Wilker, USMC during WW II. Dean Wilker served as a fighter pilot in WW II, Korea and Vietnam and retired in 1983 as a bird Colonel... My kinda guy!!!!!

    He passed away in 2005, and I acquired his Colt. It is in very good hands!!!!!!

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    Gorgeous! ALL four!!!!:what: :what: :what:
     
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    John Holbrook,

    Congrats!
    Thank you for sharing with pictures.

    Some folks have never seen, or know what a REAL COMBAT WEAPON is , or is supposed to be.

    These offerings cloned today? I cannot type without Art's Grammaw getting upset.

    Pictures speak a thousand words.
     
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    Hi John, welcome to this forum! :D

    What you need to do now is blow everybody's socks off, and show them the REST of your collection. :what:
     
  15. John Holbrook

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    Dana, I will feed it to them s-l-o-w-l-y.......Heh, heh....
     
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