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It was handed down to a guy by his great grandfather. It was issued to him in the war . The guy brought it into a pawn shop I was in at the time
He was asking $1200 for it. It was in great shape. I got to help take it down and everything was original except the grips.
 

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You should have jumped on it for that price!! That looks beautiful!!!
 

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So is it your gun now? If it is congratulations! please send more pictures
 

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I hope to get my grandfathers 1911 if anything ever happens to him. They would have to pry it from my cold dead hand, not trying to pawn something like that. Does that sound to crazy?
 

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It's a sad state of affairs in this enonomy when any gun lover has to part with such a piece to make ends meet.

Sad, sad day...:(
 

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No I was not able to afford it but wanted all of us 1911 nuts to get to see it. Just touching something like that was a joy and to be able to rack the slid which was tight and pull the trigger I was shocked at how well it was made. If someone is interested in it I could see if its still available.
 

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Wow that is a peice of art!

I want one as close to 1911 as I can get one!
 

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45 Forever I might be interested in it if it still available. Would it be possible to get more pics of it? Who is the maker?
 

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I'll check and see. I'll PM you with the info.
 

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Here's a few more pics!!!

Contact info Music City Pawn PH- 615-472-1100
musiccitypawn.com
 

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What a piece of history!

I enjoyed reading your write-up.
 

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Wow, an actual Colt, and not even an A1. Did the mag have the lanyard loop, too?
 

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Man that is a great find.
 

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The 1st pic on page 1 shows the lanyard loop pinned on the back. With the mag out.
 

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I found a Video on it and they are exact except the grips which I said were not original. All stamping is the same.

 

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Lets hope the next owner appreciates this treasure for what it is and makes it a safe queen with limited outing to the range. It's history, but more important, it protected the soldier it was issued to and the freedom he was standing for.
 

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Serial number appears to be 560831, it is a Colt and said property of United States Government
 

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The 1st pic on page 1 shows the lanyard loop pinned on the back. With the mag out.
I see the loop on the butt. I was wondering whether he had one of the original magazines with the lanyard loop on the baseplate.
 

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Thanks for the pictures, I wonder if there is a more detailed history than it belonged to his grandfather,would be great if the history was passed along with the gun when it does sale.
 
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