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Gettin MY first 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by RTFM, Jan 16, 2004.

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  1. RTFM

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    Just talked with my mom and dad last night, dad is going to give me his old .45 the next time we go home to New Hampshire.

    Thing that has me so excited is that it was the .45 he carried all thru World War II

    I knew he had a pistol in the house when I was a kid, but had never seen it. We always shot rifles together (plinking) but never hand guns.

    Man am I excited! Not only to get a WWII, but my fathers side arm.

    I have his metal canteen and cup, which he carved all the places he fought and dates, now I will get his side arm too.

    Thanks, dad.


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  2. Tropical Z

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    Treasure it!
    Shoot it on special occasions!
    Leave it at home when you go fishing or hiking in the woods!!!!
    Maintain it properly and realize that its new climate may cause it to rust if you arent being aware.
    Thank your father while you can,and ASK questions about his WWII experience.I didnt and now i can't.:(
     
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    I guess youll be safe with rust in Idaho.
     
  4. stans

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    Take good care of that 1911, original military 1911's are continually rising in value.
     
  5. Russ

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    That's great. Keep it forever and write up the history of it for your posterity. I got an M-1 Carbine that my uncle used in WW II. It still has traces of the UAW stamp on the stock. He said he had a .45 at one time but traded it away for something.
     
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    Thank your Dad for that wonderful gift and piece of history, and get as much info as you can from Dad while you have the chance. Document what he tells you in some sort of hard copy.

    Shoot it on special occasions, to honor Dad and his service to all of us.
     
  7. Black Majik

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    That is awesome!

    Make sure to take some pics for us 1911 fans when you get it! :)
     
  8. JoeWang

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    Ditto on that. Get some "provenance" on the handgun. A picture of your Dad in uniform during WWII, plus a letter about his efforts to defend our country will do great things for the value of the firearm as it ages.
     
  9. La Pistoletta

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    Your father's true battle-carried WWII 1911? That's a real treasure. People say the 1911 has a rich history, well you got an authentic piece of that history. :)
    Very cool.
     
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    I can't imagine my pop having a gun I didn't know about.
     
  11. gabeodog

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    Oh you'll buy another they are adictive.:D
     
  12. stans

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    I have three 1911's, still lusting for more.
     
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    Have you booked your flight?

    Are you there yet?

    We want PHOTOS!!!!

    :D
     
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