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    Colt 1911 from 1917

    Just before Christmas, LGS brought in this nice 1917 made Colt 1911. Rare bird here in Switzerland, so much so that hes keeping it for himself and wont sell it to me





















    I will keep pestering him a bit but I have little hope

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    Very nice! I'm jealous. I need to add a WWI-era 1911 to my collection at some point.
    ...they should have seen that arms in their citizens' hands could not make them tyrants, but that evil orders of government make a city tyrannize. Since they had a good government, they did not have to fear their own arms.
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    Pretty cool. I always like to joke about customizing these guns with a bunch of modern nonsense.
    "You people have too much time on your hands." - scottryan

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    Interesting, I think every example I've ever seen is Property marked on the right side of the frame.

    Original two tone lanyard magazine is really impressive.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

    Chuck, we miss ya man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    Interesting, I think every example I've ever seen is Property marked on the right side of the frame.

    Original two tone lanyard magazine is really impressive.
    Those would be the A1









    It seems its not the original magazine but a commercial one

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    Very cool 1911. The 1911 story is just amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLIAR15 View Post
    Those would be the A1









    It seems it’s not the original magazine but a commercial one
    Now I have to look.

    Interesting about the magazine. Didn't know anyone made a commercial mag with a lanyard loop.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

    Chuck, we miss ya man.

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    Very cool OP, it looks to be in great condition! Is 45 acp ammunition readily available over there?

    It's neat to see those old war horses in their original prime, and then some later in time special forces reworked models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fordtough25 View Post
    Very cool OP, it looks to be in great condition! Is 45 acp ammunition readily available over there?

    It's neat to see those old war horses in their original prime, and then some later in time special forces reworked models.
    Yes, no problem to find .45 ACP








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    Quote Originally Posted by markm View Post
    Pretty cool. I always like to joke about customizing these guns with a bunch of modern nonsense.
    Maybe people are forced into it after only being allowed to shoot these one handed and standing sideways

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