I have a 1911 from Siberia that was issued in the field to a Veterinarian. The year was 1919, he was a Lieutenant at the time and it was dangerous there so he was given a pistol. He stayed in the Army until 1953 when he retired as a Colonel. He kept this 1911 all the way through and took it with him when he retired. It has th Carved Siberian Grips with his initials and a mountain of documenting paperwork. It came from his sister.