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Old 05-25-2010, 10:18 AM
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Yes. All MEU(SOC), now M45, pistols have the manganese phosphate (black Parkerized) finish.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:26 PM
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I really really like the looks of these... Does anyone know what accessories (brands) are on this? specs. etc.
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Old 06-03-2010, 05:11 PM
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Great war vintage

Found this on another websites long thread about WW1 period pics.
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:37 PM
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Thanks to all who posted these really great pics!
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Old 06-24-2010, 06:02 AM
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Marines aren't the only ones still carrying them. These pics are from 5th SFGA in 03-04'. I've carried one in 03-08 (-07), my son carried one this year with 10th SFGA in Iraq this year.


Me and a MP44 with a Rem Rand in holster

This one I carried in Iraq in 08 that the Colt frame dated 1916!


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Old 08-22-2010, 09:37 PM
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Pic from WW1 era
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:11 PM
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Note the two-handed firing grip! (Which many of you know was quite forward thinking in those days.)

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Old 10-14-2010, 11:59 AM
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USMC on outskirts of Seoul South Korea

USMC on outskirts of Seoul South Korea after landing at Inchon.

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Old 10-14-2010, 12:50 PM
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That's an interesting picture. We see photos of soldiers carrying their rifles all the time without giving it any thought, yet the sight of this soldier with his .45 in his hand made me feel at first like he was about to use it.
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Old 10-14-2010, 03:15 PM
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Yes, I agree. The photo seems to suggest something imminent. Also, this photo doesn't look staged.
This photo was liberated from another blog where there was a discussion about a possible sniper rifle on the back of the GI carrying the 1911. I don't see a scoped rifle, but he definitely is expecting trouble with the drawn 1911.
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:02 PM
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“Easter morning, T/5 William E. Thomas . . . and Pfc. Joseph Jackson . .
. will roll specially prepared eggs on Hitler’s lawn.” March 10, 1945.
1st Lt. John D. Moore. 111-SC-202330.




No 1911 but love the pic

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Old 10-27-2010, 05:45 PM
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Here is a neat Life magazine picture of a holstered 1911A1 with sweetheart grips.

Closeup of pistol handle w. photo of girlfriend of Lt. John Ernser, 26, leader of the US infantry engaged in attacks of German fortification positions at the Italian front.
Location: Loiano, Italy
Date taken: April 1945 by Margaret Bourke-White



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Old 10-27-2010, 06:01 PM
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Which edition of Life was that from?
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:23 PM
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Which edition of Life was that from?
I don't know the edition #, but I added the photographer's name, location and date. I hope this helps.
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:48 PM
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Thanks. I'm going to get me an edition of it if I can!
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:05 AM
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Go to Life.com and type in the photographer's name and you can order a framed copy.
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:00 AM
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LT(jg) George Marvin Campbell, USN and Ronald Joseph Fisher, ARM2c, of the ill-fated "Torpedo 8" at the Battle of Midway.

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Don't know a lot about this pic but I'm assuming it's special forces. Most likely Australian SASR.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:35 PM
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Here is a neat Life magazine picture of a holstered 1911A1 with sweetheart grips.

Closeup of pistol handle w. photo of girlfriend of Lt. John Ernser, 26, leader of the US infantry engaged in attacks of German fortification positions at the Italian front.
Location: Loiano, Italy
Date taken: April 1945 by Margaret Bourke-White


heres a pic of my sweetheart grips i made!!!
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:14 PM
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Here's a picture of me on the range (Kuwait) firing my 1911A1 complete with idiot cord. This was taken a couple of weeks after hostilities had ended (Desert Storm). (Note the shell casing )
-Chuck


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Old 01-30-2011, 01:10 PM
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MEU 1911 pistols (Marine in-house 1911 bulit on original GI frame)
This is a 1945 Ithaca frame! The fact that it is still in service today is a testament to the design and it's durability
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:55 PM
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Vietnam 1911

at least it landed on the grass...... and an ARVN soldier gets carried to the ambulance.
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:51 AM
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at least it landed on the grass.....
I love how the guy on the right can Bogart his cigarette while under fire.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:46 AM
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Great Pictures!

Great pictures here! Thanks to all for posting. I just picked a older 1911 1917-1919....I think. Hope to take and post pictures soon.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:24 PM
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