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02-23-2012 07:07 PM
Hunting Man sold out
02-23-2012 05:27 PM
Dylan Love old guns. The older the better. I was surprised to this WW2 vintage ammo is on sale these days but there it is in technicolor! They don't make em like they used to!
04-04-2011 01:06 AM
rdrader2002 Next time I'm in that neck of the woods, I just may bring this one along to play with even if only for a few rounds or so. There's something to be said of owning a little piece of history, but I can only imagine what it would be like to get hit by 230 grains of .45 ACP. I'm just glad that I'm on the trigger end instead of the business end.
04-01-2011 10:35 AM
buckfever Thanks father-in-law! Im still waiting on him to email me the pics and info. He works exact opposite shift of me so we see each other very rarely.

04-01-2011 12:59 AM
Cool M1911 Forum

Hey BF,

If you ever get more info on that old pistol of your buddy's, let me know. I found a "new" forum for "just" M1911's. There's an entire section for military versions and a whole bunch of folks with a heck of a lot more knowledge of the things than I have. There's guys in there that have forgotten more about the M1911 than I learned about it in my 20 years of service.

The M1911 Pistols Organization Forums Site
03-27-2011 12:45 AM

Here's a good website to use. From their website, found out that mine was 'refurbished' at Anniston Army Depot sometime in June of 1975. Been wondering what that ANAD 6 75 marking meant.
03-26-2011 09:56 PM
rdrader2002 Serial number on my "oldie" is on the right hand side of the frame slightly above and behind the trigger. It's a Remington-Rand with the serial number dating it back to late '43 to early '44.

Yup, lots of these jewels were made over the years, lots more during the 'war' years.

But the M1911 has been called the 'Greatest Pistol in the World', serving our country's military for almost 75 years before "someone" decided that it needed to be replaced by the current M9-9mm. Seems like "someone" forgot the reason we went to the .45 cal round over the .38/9mm in the first place. There's a definite reason that most law enforcement now uses either .40 or .45, something that "someone" should consider the next time "they" decide what is best for our troops.
03-26-2011 08:00 AM
buckfever Thanks fellows. He is suppose to email me some pictures and provide a little more detail for me.

Looking around at some websites about them I have seen there are a blue million of these dudes around. Maybe we will get lucky and it will be an oldie.

03-23-2011 07:23 AM
BruceBruce1959 bf you can check here also, maybe this link to Military Issue Serial Number Tables will offer some help...

Good Luck
03-22-2011 10:02 PM
Hunting Man BF, if you can see any other words letters, ect maybe be able to identify. Check for things like commercial, Government, value is all over the place based on specific model and where it was produced, ie country. There were many contracts for 1911 models all over the world.
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