I find it interesting that when Charles Arthur Floyd was killed he was armed with two 1911’s, one in his hand and one in his belt. Of the two 1911’s, one had the serial number removed and the other was from 1913. He was also carrying an octagonal Gruen Verithin pocket watch he had apparently marked for ten men he had killed. When Floyd was killed in October of 1934, Floyd was using a gun more than 20 years old. There is a tendency to look at guns from the around period they were produced. However, they can have a long life and perhaps more importance then that of the time they were produced.