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Since my friend has been going this his collection today (See SSA pics and post from earlier.)

Here's his US Army 1911. Another one that he's going to hang on to.

Just curious, can you letter a military pistol? I don't know if Colt does that.

SN: 149742 Dating it back to 1917 if I'm correct.

-Brandon











 

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yes you can letter a 1911 army, but chances are it will only say it was shiped to a government armory like springfield armory.
 

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Brandon,

Your friend's serial number was shipped May 19, 1917 in a shipment of 1095 pistols sent to the C.O. at Governor's Island, New York Harbor, NY.

While there appears to be not much condition remaining, and a broken grip, it appears to be a honest example.

BG
 

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Thank you for the input, everyone. I love learning about these pieces of history.

I agree, there may not be much left of her, but if she could talk, I bet she'd have 1000 stories to tell...
 

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Your friend seems to have quite the collection and all the better that you get to see and handle them. I have gun envy :)
 

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My friend is the owner of the pawn shop... He has a love for Colts and Winchesters. So I get to handle them, research them, and clean them.

It's a rough job, but someone has to do it.
 
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