1911Forum
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise


Go Back   1911Forum > 1911 Manufacturers > USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-25-2012, 05:16 PM
Steve1987 Steve1987 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 367
44 Colt M1911A1




Hi,

Here's the latest find I've managed to pick up in Canada!



















Part 1 of 2
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-25-2012, 05:16 PM
Steve1987 Steve1987 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 367
Part 2 of 2

The gun came with a whack of stuff, C-R mags, web gear, a box of USGI 43 headstamped .45 ammo, some other things and this 1914 Mills holster It's got a C Broad arrow inside the flap and is from a Canadian WWI order. Luckily I already have a nice 1914 Canadian contract Colt to go with it.



All comments are always welcome! I'm pretty happy to have gotten this one, I was starting to get worried most of the pistols up here were starting to dry up. The seller was only asking $1000 Cdn for everything, luckily I saw his add first and I of course ended up paying him substantially more.

-Steve
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-25-2012, 05:23 PM
Piexcel Piexcel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Republic of Korea
Posts: 2,179
Congratulations! That's good fortune on your part! The holster intrigues me most. Some close-up pics of the insides and markings of the holster would be nice if you have time to post those. And pics of the Canadian contract 1911 wouldn't hurt either.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-25-2012, 05:37 PM
Steve1987 Steve1987 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 367
Hi,

My 1914 Canadian Colt can be found in this thread:
http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=363524

Here's some more pics of the holster, the C broad arrow is a little washed out, overall the holster is a perfect match for my 1914 Colt condition wise.









It was just stupid luck finding the holster for the 1914 with this 44 Colt.

-Steve
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-25-2012, 06:22 PM
oldcolts oldcolts is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: North by Northwest
Posts: 468
Looks good, Steve. Sometimes things fall into place when we least expect it. As you say, the holster looks like a good match for your 1914 Canadian Contract, which you posted pictures of a few weeks ago.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-25-2012, 06:32 PM
vette vette is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Western NC
Posts: 1,740
Outstanding score overall. Very nice pistol.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-25-2012, 06:45 PM
dsk's Avatar
dsk dsk is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 44,136
Very nice pistol. I still love mid-WW2 Colts more than any other year or manufacturer, even Singer.
__________________
Try not to fall into the common trap of wanting to replace everything on your new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out, and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot it for at least 500 rounds, then decide what you don't like and want improved. Vintage 1911's should NEVER be refinished or modified because it ruins any value they had as a collectible firearm.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-25-2012, 10:21 PM
Piexcel Piexcel is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Republic of Korea
Posts: 2,179
That's an interesting holster. Thanks for the pics.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-26-2012, 03:44 AM
wdf13 wdf13 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pa.
Posts: 330
Very nice, lucky to find.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-27-2012, 07:23 AM
oldcanuck oldcanuck is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 3,547
Steve,

Way to go eh !!!!

BG
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-27-2012, 01:33 PM
Steve1987 Steve1987 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 367
Thanks again for all the comments guys! This marks 5 nice 1911's I've managed to collect in the past couple years. It's a slow process up here in Canada finding the good ones, but there are some real deals if you're patient.

Cheers,
-Steve
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-27-2012, 02:12 PM
vette vette is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Western NC
Posts: 1,740
If you have found 5 nice examples in the past couple years at a good deal, you are way ahead of most here. Good collecting.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 09-09-2012, 10:44 PM
AssassinBean AssassinBean is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Sorry for the thread reserection, but I couldn't help but tell you how beautiful that gun is. That is the exact year that I've been looking for. I have an M1 Garand (Springfield) that's a '44 and have been searching for a '44 M1911A1 to go with it. Where are you finding all of these 1911s? I've not seen a single one in person for sale.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:24 AM.


NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2011 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved