A good man's 1911 Colt .45

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FVF22, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. FVF22

    FVF22 New Member

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    Nov 25, 2018
    Reading the history of the 1911 .45 on sightM1911.com had me recharge my phone a bunch of times. From 100% to battery is low. When I first started it was to find out what pistol my wife's grandfather had just had us take home. It's a 1918- 1911 .45 in sutch good shape I thought it was a fairly new pistol.(me not knowing alot about it) He now can't see or hear without you shouting or help finding things.. I have a picture of him from when he was young and a B-17 Bomber radio operator. He talked to me about the pretty girl he wanted to marry who was English and how she had lost both of her brothers who where fighter pilots . Then showed me the pipe the mother of the girl had given to him to remember her sons . It was a topic of conversation between the two brothers and my wife's grandfather,during his time spent with them. He sometimes drifts away in the middle of the conversation about WWll , but the looks at me and smiling says things like "had some good wine" and "dropped allot of bombs" the man is my hero.. 6 Bronze Stars and a chest full of metals, A lawyer and a tax collector till he retired. A hunter for almost 90 years . He is 96 . A good man. I will honor him by taking good care of his 1911 .45 and making sure that it is a family heirloom past down .
     
  2. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Welcome to the forum from Nevada, glad you're with us and thank you for sharing your family's history. They don't make them like that much anymore.

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  3. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Pictures please .
    Welcome from the coast of South Carolina

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  4. BR549er

    BR549er Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jul 6, 2018
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    BR549er Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Jul 6, 2018
  6. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    Welcome, and yes , pictures please. I am glad you appreciate the pistol and the man.
     
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  7. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    Welcome to the forum from Michigan .
    Great story from one of the greatest generation .
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  8. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Welcome from Alabama - very cool that you are now taking care of that piece of family history.

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  9. budroe

    budroe Well-Known Member

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    Apr 22, 2014
    Welcome from Texas!!!
     
  10. Jimhoag

    Jimhoag In Kentucky

    Jun 14, 2013
    Hello from central Kentucky. My Dad was a B-17 navigator then a pilot. 8ec8826a2f793f1216ebd9d6e63dc7bd.jpg
     
  11. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Welcome aboard from east Missouri! Love the back story!!

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  12. TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot

    TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot I do not consent.

    Dec 28, 2017
    Welcome from Texas. That was a great introductory story. Please post pictures and thanks for sharing.


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  13. Joseph Medugno

    Joseph Medugno Well-Known Member

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    Jan 19, 2018
    Thanks for sharing. Welcome from South Carolina.
     

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