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Old 04-18-2018, 8:42 PM
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Default 1945 dated M1911A1

I found this 1911 a little while back.
Sniffing through info. in the books I have and on-line sources, but if anyone knows more about this one, let me know.

It is all 1945 dated, the finish is a great park that has turned a green shade -
There is a very light layer of oil on this as the box it travelled in was a little damp - I took the photos just as the sun was going down tonight - I'll add one with the oil wiped down and "dried."

United States Property M1911A1 U.S. ARMY
No 2267XXX
matching.
Matching P's font/size.
Not a re-issue - just a late war Colt.

Inspector is GHD: Guy H. Drewry Colt S/N 845,000 to 2,360,600
(Left side under take down lever.)

Marked with Ordnance Department Inspection Stamp (1943-end of war.)
(right side behind grip.)

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1943 Ammunition.
1943'ish Ek Commando Dagger.
WW2 Enger-Kress 1944 M3 shoulder-holster.
M1 Garand - Springfield.
USMC shirt.



















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This is the inspection stamp - very lightly stamped.

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Super sweet. Gorgeous photography Pit!
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Super sweet. Gorgeous photography Pit!
Thanks Grendl - there was moisture in the trunk of the car, from the long drive - so, I slicked a little oil on and spoiled the photos of the Park - that two-tone top-slide is a rather common find I guess.
I was in a hurry and the setting sun made the metal more dramatic looking too, lol.

I like combat guns - so factory blips like the park/blue and rougher finish appeal to me - including the variation in pin and screw finish.
Here are some better lit pics.















With a S&W Victory model - that I think may have a been a Great Britain Lend Lease gun that made it's way back to the US -
*EDIT - it is an Australian proof not British "arrow D arrow" - Lend Lease correct.

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Very cool gun. Great photographs. Love the accessories. Congrats.
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Very nice. Awesome pics.
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Great weapons and great pictures.

Thanks for sharing them with us.

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Cheers - it's my hobby -
No time to shoot anymore, so photographing them and putting them up on instagram has to do, lol - IG = ancient_weapons

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Wow, just wow!
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Cheers - it's my hobby -
No time to shoot anymore, so photographing them and putting them up on instagram has to do, lol - IG = ancient_weapons

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Yes, gorgeous gun and setting.

Q: What causes the two tone slide like that? Hardening only part of the slide? Or???

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You can pay colt to do a full background search on the gun. They search the archives and find the day it was made, day it was shipped out and to who. Kinda cool, but costs $100.. They give you a neat archive letter like the originals.

I did it for one of my colt 1911a1s thats almost identical yours.

https://www.colt.com/page/archive-services
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You can pay colt to do a full background search on the gun. They search the archives and find the day it was made, day it was shipped out and to who. Kinda cool, but costs $100.. They give you a neat archive letter like the originals.

I did it for one of my colt 1911a1s thats almost identical yours.

https://www.colt.com/page/archive-services
Thanks, this was a United States Property handgun, so would presume it would be a unit/battalion/base not an individual. I have a few old Colt's - it could be interesting to get them lettered. A few would be from prior to the big fire at the Colt factory in 1863 which burned most of the records prior to that date.

When I had the Fosbery, which was a private-purchase in 1912, I did contact the husband and wife in the Uk who now have all of the sales receipts/records for Webley and Scott from that period.
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