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Just when I thought the 1911 couldn't be more magical...!

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


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It is interesting that the top gun pictured has adjustable target sights on it, hardly necessary on a sub-gun.

 

It is not surprising that these were not adopted. Wouldn't the .45 ACP M3 Greasegun be a cheaper, more accurate weapon than this one?

 

Regards,

Charlie

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Those are tool room prototypes from the Colt factory. They were sold a few years ago by Rock Island Auctions. The upper one is in .45 ACP and the lower one is in .38 Super. They were tested by the Army, but never adopted.

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Big Al is right. Colt tried this a couple of times--once with the M1911 (it had a long slide/barrel) and again with the M1911A1. Both times they submitted unsolicited proposals. When the Ordnance Dept rejected them they tried with the FBI, which is why one of the pistols above is a Super .38. The FBI didn't want them either. None were ever bought or issued.

 

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Kevin Williams

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I had a 1911 that spit multiple rounds out with a single squeeze of the trigger once but after it happened, I changed my shorts and sent it in for repair. Of course the examples pictured in this thread were intended to spit rounds out fast so extra shorts might not be necessary.

 

Cool pistols!

Always looking for uniquely marked helmets, WWI and WWII American Field Service items, WWII and earlier USMC items and named or numbered medals and medal groups.


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Obviously not exactly the same but Baby face Nelson used a kind of modified fully automatic 1911 in the shootout at the Little Bohemia in 1934

That gun was converted from a standard .38 Super 1911 with a kit made by the Monarch Gun Company of Hollywood, CA, by Hyman Lebman, famous gangland gunsmith and saddler.

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Top one also most reminds me of the shoulder stock/barrel kit that was semi popular in the 60's for the 1911. Came with a new main spring housing that was grouved for the shoulder stock and a 16" barrel. The shoulder stocked as a tag right on it saying it is illegal without the 16" barrel. Not sure if the 20 round clip came with it. Yes, I do have one.Jack.

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