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  1. Thanks for the comments; I'll see if I can get my digital camera to get some good photos of finish in natural light.
  2. Here is my Ithaca Gun Company 1911A1 serial number 2629011 1945 production shipped May 7, 1945, to Rock Island Arsenal (thanks to JohnnyP for the shipment info).
  3. Spagg, nice 1916 Gov't Model Colt; let us know results of Colt letter.
  4. Yes, it's nice having the original correct barrel; there's one on Ebay now with a buy it now price of $999!
  5. Here for your perusal is Colt Model 1911 1918 production pistol serial number 257754 which was 1 of 3900 pistols shipped on March 27, 1918 to the Commanding Officer Springfield Armory MA.
  6. Thanks for the compliments; I also prefer the old wooden grips to the WWII plastics grips. I'd love to find further info re where the pistol ended up after October 1918 shipment.
  7. Here for your viewing pleasure is PVT Arnold's BSACo. Lee-Enfield MKI* Model rifle dated 1901 serial number A55655 which was issued to PVT Van Buren Arnold who enlisted in the 6th Canadian Mounted Rifles, South African Forces at Calgary on April 24 1902. he proceeded to South Africa, was returned to Canada, and struck off strength in consequence of "Disbandment of the Forces." He retained the rifle after leaving service. The rifle still has its original issue oil bottle. I was fortunate obtain this rifle from Arnold's grandson.
  8. Missouri born PVT Van Buren Arnold who enlisted in the 6th Canadian Mounted Rifles, South African Forces at Calgary on April 24 1902. he proceeded to South Africa, was returned to Canada, and struck off strength in consequence of "Disbandment of the Forces." Below are his Canadian services records and American Legion correspondence and his 1908 wedding photo.
  9. Here are a box of 20 Remington-UMC 6mm USN rounds; single round; head stamps and S&S Firearms repro clip and wire. I also recently got an original clip/wire and will post photos later. I haven't shot my rifle with the original issue 6mm USN ammo and may wait to get modern reloads if available. Any idea re production date for this ammo? I'm guessing 1900 - 1920.
  10. Here for your perusal is WWI Remington UMC .45ACP US Army Model 1911 pistol serial number 3345 which was shipped in October 28 1918 serial number range 511-4657 per report "Serial Numbers of .45 Colt Automatic Pistols Manufactured Under Contract # P4537-3338Sa, Remington Arms-UMC to Major Lee O. Wright, Ord. Dept. USA, July 26, 1923. Remington UMC received two contracts to produce 500,000 Model 1911s during WWI but the contract was cancelled after the Armistice was signed on 11 November 1918 and Remington-UMC delivered 21,677 through May 1919. Anyone know if additional shipping information suc
  11. Thanks knd643 for posting the photos; they show up when I use edit function but not in post; at 67 I'm not a computer whiz. Seems I've used up my quota linit for posting directly to forum or is there a way around that?
  12. Here for your viewing pleasure is Winchester-Lee Model 1895 6mm Navy Rifle serial number 18003 with bayonet and scabbard. It was part of the second US Navy contract (serial numbers 15001-20000) inspected by Lt John N. Jordan (J.N.J as stamped on breech in photo 7) which were delivered from 1 August through 6 December 1898. Per the Winchester Repeating Fire Arms letter the serial number was applied to the on July 22, 1898; Caliber: N; received in warehouse on August 12, 1898 and shipped from warehouse on August 20, 1898; Order number 2689. It just missed the Spanish-American War but may have se
  13. After several calls/Facebook message no replies so can't get any updated info. Academic now anyway since I just got a nice original WInchester-Lee 6mm 1895 Nay rifle; will post photos when it arrives.
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