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Posted by Jim (126.96.36.199) on December 14, 2015 at 08:35:35:
Location: Present and accounted for...
This old Colt 1911 left the factory on February 6, 1918, on its way to the Springfield Armory. It is stamped "United States Property". From there, it had plenty of time to accompany some now-anonymous soldier to Europe before November 11 of that year. I like to think it did, and imagine the stories it could tell if it could talk. As far as I can tell, it's all original.
I found it on a back table at a gun show, pretty much forgotten...probably occasionally getting pawed over, dry fired, and cycled, then getting put back on the table.
Couldn't let that continue, so the Old Warrior has a home with me now.
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