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Old 03-05-2008, 12:01 AM
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tommygunm1a1,

Yes, it's a great shooter. Don't look as good as a collectible one. Worn but no nonsense workhorse. Barrel is a later WWII Springfield armory replacement.
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:33 AM
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tommygunm1a1,

Yes, it's a great shooter. Don't look as good as a collectible one. Worn but no nonsense workhorse. Barrel is a later WWII Springfield armory replacement.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think this looks better than a safe queen.
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:04 PM
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Unfired US&S 1911a1

Unfired US&S 1911a1

I inherited a collection of weapons from my uncle who has now passed, he was a Army supply officer in the pacific during WW 2 and went all the way to Japan for occupation duty.

here is a US&S 1911a1 I have from him

It is unfired, mint, 100% parked condition, you can still see the bluing all the way down the bbl

My dad and me removed it from the green wax wrapping and I cleaned the cosmoline from it,.. That is the only time it was taken apart to my knowledge. The reason we did that is because the cosmoling was drying out and looked like mud cracking on the riverbed.

Don't ask to buy it coz my kids are presently bickering and crying over it.

I am curious as to the mfg date.. the s/n is 1091xxx







here is the bbl,.. the white spec are lint from a paper towel I was using to oil it down.



And as a curio the bottom pistol is a Colt Commando made in 43 and 44 if I am right,,,



It's in .38 special. Parkerized, and when I got it,.. it had brass shavings in the Cyl.. but is in a 97% parked condition,, I have been wanting to take it out to the range.. but it seems to be a "damned if I do, damned if I don't " debate.. lol.

I also have a early QHMC M-1 carbine in the same condition and a museum wants it.. plus some early spare parts...
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:54 PM
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1945 Remington Rand



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Old 03-20-2008, 12:02 AM
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Nice pistols, mlin.
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Old 03-20-2008, 05:46 AM
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Nice pistols, mlin.
I could not say it any better.
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Old 03-21-2008, 03:21 AM
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dsk & stoneypete,

Thanks for your kind words. I'll have another Colt M1911 (SN# 28xxx) in possession within 2 weeks. Definitely will upload more photos.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:47 PM
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1913 Colt



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Old 03-30-2008, 12:17 AM
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Lust, drool, gahhh....I need a smoke....
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Old 03-30-2008, 01:06 AM
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Lust, drool, gahhh....I need a smoke....
Other than thin finish here and there, I can not ask for more with a firearm more than 90-years-old. Everything seems period correct. It would be even better if it has a Type II "keyhole" magazine. The magazine came with this 1913 Colt is a Type III lanyard loop one.

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Old 03-30-2008, 11:08 AM
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Normandie 63 years after

Sorry no speak English

Oudale Normandie 63 years after
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:04 PM
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Lust, drool, gahhh....I need a smoke....
Well said. mlin, that is a gorgeous pistol.

Racing Spirit the pictures speak for themselves. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:42 PM
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Late entering thread but here's one of mine

Along with the pistol I received a 1918 dated holster & a double magazine pouch, also dated 1918 along with 3 "R" marked original magazines.
I paid a hefty price, but its rare you see these for sale.



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Old 04-07-2008, 01:16 AM
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Here is a pre WW1 Commercial with some unique proof marks on the barrel. Anyone with any info please comment, it must have gone to a commonwealth nation at some point. SN is C 22XX and besides the barrel there are no other unique markings.





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Old 04-13-2008, 12:08 PM
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Made in 1918:


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Old 04-21-2008, 10:41 PM
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Remigton UMC

My dad inherited this nice little piece of history from my late, great uncle.
Remington UMC Serial #8XX
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Old 04-22-2008, 12:08 AM
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Offical USGI 1911 Photo Thread

Flt954,
Is that nickel plated? Nice low serial number.
That's one I am always on the look out for. A nice Remington UMC.
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:28 AM
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Not sure if it's nickel or chrome. A little flaked off when we stripped it. I think it's chrome. I'll post some better pics later.
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Old 04-22-2008, 10:14 PM
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UMC frame

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^^ I agree. EEC marked frames are Remington UMC.
Yes it is a UMC frame made in 1919 and the slide is a early colt 1918. The problems are: the finger clearances aparently are not cut out during rebuilds I was told, and the stamping of 1911 A1 was never done either. So I have a real mystery on my hands.
What I do know is that when ever these things were done it was a very long time ago.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:18 AM
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WWI Colt m1911, 1918 vintage:




WWII Ithaca m1911A1 that saw service in the South Pacific:

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Old 04-25-2008, 11:22 AM
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Beautiful pictures Digi-Shots.
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Old 04-27-2008, 01:32 AM
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1917

nice gun, very impresive for an early one.

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I'll play Mitch

Here is a Colt 1911 that according to the letter from Colt, shipped to the “Commanding Officer” Springfield Armory on September 22, 1917 in a shipment of 800 guns. To my knowledge it is 100% correct, and has the two tone magazine as well.









This picture shows how the finishing process changed directions (I hope someone can chime in and give a more correct explanation on that) as doing such left a noticeable difference in appearance just below the trigger guard on the front of the grip strap.




Correct H P marked barrel
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:04 PM
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1944 Remington Rand

My "new to me" 1944 mfg Remington Rand



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Old 05-04-2008, 12:54 AM
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Another 1944 Remington Rand

My other 1944 Remington Rand I had before [earlier serial number than above]....



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Old 05-04-2008, 01:21 AM
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This picture shows how the finishing process changed directions (I hope someone can chime in and give a more correct explanation on that) as doing such left a noticeable difference in appearance just below the trigger guard on the front of the grip strap.
That's how it was done. You can tell it's original finish if you see that.
Although my slide was restored by Bill Adair, the frame is original finish on my 1917 Colt.




I changed slides because the first one was from 1918 and not original to the gun anyway. This one is better for it.

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