uncoolperson wrote:Wow. I'd love the 1911 but right now is not a good time for me to be spending money. My grandad brought his back from the war in 1945 (manufactured in 1918) but it got stolen from my uncle's house in about 1983. I have the serial but have pretty much written off ever getting it back. I'm sure it has been destroyed by now. I have wanted one for quite some time, however. Good luck with your sales and with your new toys.lots of toys and goodies for each
1911 is has a springfield stamp, but made by colt... which is correct for one built in 1918
m1 I believe is an inland off the serial#
I posted this over there... but the thread wasn't all that well titled, so I'll try again
way too close to out of debt, and I want a new toy (like the rest of the world, an AR)
Just so you know, Springfield Armory (not the company that operates under that name right now but the actual government armory) started building these under license during WWI due to high demand.
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