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Friday, May 20, 2011
Gear Pr0n: Vintage M1911
These are pictures of a WWI-era M1911 that was carried into combat by the owner's great-grandfather.
The owner refurbished the pistol and gave it a new finish to protect it.
This isn't a personal defense weapon, it is an historical artifact to be treated with respect.
The Colt manufacturer's mark.
Here's the full pistol. One way to tell the M1911 from the later M1911A1 is the straight backstrap on the butt of the pistol. M1911A1's have a rounded profile to fit the hand better.
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