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Geez...I don't even have one from the same century as the originator. The reality of being very late to the 1911 world. I've got Glocks that 3 times as old as my oldest 1911, which was purchased new around 2011/12 or thereabouts.


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I have a 70 Series Gold Cup and my Commander is from roughly the same era.
 
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My father left me his 1918 vintage Springfield Armory 1911 that he bought from a family friend/neighbor in the 1950's. The gentleman had been issued the pistol in 1918 and carried it "Overthere" (in France), during the "Great War", as an officer/surgeon in the Medical Corps. Never used other than as a symbol of rank ASFIK, and he never got closer to the front than his basehospital, but it's still pretty cool! A few years ago I found an old "yearbook" of this unit and it contained pics of the doctor, both in uniform and in the operating room theater.









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Colt Government model, circa 2015.
 
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Dec of 1918 manufacture, and the SN is from a block that went to USMC.


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i have my late father's 1911 that he purchased through the DCM/NRA program in the late 50s or early 60s. Research indicated that it was manufactured in 1918. He paid either 15 or 20 dollars for it. Being a tool maker, he disassembled it, removed the parkerizing (leaving most of the proof marks), and gave it a black oxide finish. It is beautiful and can generate drool in an instant. It's sitting in my safe now
 
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Nice one! A 1953 Colt GM is the oldest one I've got.
 
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Only one, a Nov. 1943 Ithaca made 1911A1.
 
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Oldest & cherished-
August of 1914 Colt 1911
U.S.marked
Fired 5 times
99.999% original.
Belt,flap holster,accessory pouch w/J&J gauze roll,3 boxes/20rd of issued ball ammo-minus the 5 empties & 3each original 2 tone magazines.

General of Army letter head hand written note w/ all particulars to my Great Uncle who was J."BlackJack" Pershing's aide in WWI.

I won't shoot it ...or sell it!!


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1914 Colt in .455 auto calibre. I have had it since the mid 1950s
 
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my Great Uncle who was J."BlackJack" Pershing's aide in WWI.


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I have a commercial Colt Government Model SN11554, marked Marina Argentina on the right side of the slide. I think made in 1918.
 
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1918 Colt and a WWII Remington Rand IIRC around 1943.



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Argentine Sistema, mid-1950's
 
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2013 Springfield Range Officer.


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My only 1911 is a Commander LW from 1972.




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Colt Government 1936 Civilian model
 
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My birth year gun. A 1973 Colt Series 70.





 
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I have a Colt and a couple Remington Rands from the mid 40's (cannot remember the exact years)

mid 60's commercials, got a couple that were converted to bullseye guns,
a Wilson long slide
a Chow
and a Shockey

series 70 (1975) Gov't Mod in 38 super,

one of my carry guns is a early 80's steel framed commander,



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