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Through my job, I have the facilities to find good opportunities in weapons. But finding a 1917 military model in France in this condition is a miracle. I was contacted by an individual who inherited this pistol. Stored in a metal canteen filled with grease, it did not deteriorate. Grease has dried here and there and I haven't been able to get it all off yet but I'm hopeful.

I already have three civilian Colts from 1915, French government contract. It would be extraordinary for this to be one of the 500 purchased in 1917 at the Springfiel arsenal, still for the French army. But it seems to me that it would be impossible to determine. Shame.

Still, I stop looking for a US WW1 soldier. I don't think I can find better...

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Through my job, I have the facilities to find good opportunities in weapons. But finding a 1917 military model in France in this condition is a miracle. I was contacted by an individual who inherited this pistol. Stored in a metal canteen filled with grease, it did not deteriorate. Grease has dried here and there and I haven't been able to get it all off yet but I'm hopeful.

I already have three civilian Colts from 1915, French government contract. It would be extraordinary for this to be one of the 500 purchased in 1917 at the Springfiel arsenal, still for the French army. But it seems to me that it would be impossible to determine. Shame.

Still, I stop looking for a US WW1 soldier. I don't think I can find better...

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Wowsers !! Thanks for sharing your fantastic 1911 with us all to enjoy. 👍👍
 

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Through my job, I have the facilities to find good opportunities in weapons. But finding a 1917 military model in France in this condition is a miracle. I was contacted by an individual who inherited this pistol. Stored in a metal canteen filled with grease, it did not deteriorate. Grease has dried here and there and I haven't been able to get it all off yet but I'm hopeful.

I already have three civilian Colts from 1915, French government contract. It would be extraordinary for this to be one of the 500 purchased in 1917 at the Springfiel arsenal, still for the French army. But it seems to me that it would be impossible to determine. Shame.

Still, I stop looking for a US WW1 soldier. I don't think I can find better...

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Baudoin2,

Congratulations ! A Very Nice Find !!

They are out there,...hopefully there will be More Discoveries of a Lifetime for you.

Have you checked SRS literature/publications to see if it is listed?

Best Regards,
 
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