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Contest Winner Decided

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Trent, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    And the Winner is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!












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    This is my favorite 1911. It's an original USGI Colt 1911 made in 1918 during the first World War. It belonged to my mentor who was a past President of the National Sculpture Society. He sculpted the Presidential portraits for 2 US Presidents and many Governors, mayors, celebrities, etc. How he got the 1911 is another story. He was a Army Air Corps pilot in WWII. This 1911 came home with him and it resided, boarded up in a wall in an old fabric dye mill on a river that doubled as his studio for many years. The reason it was boarded up for so many years is because his family has struggled with mental illness for many generations. He put it there so his son wouldn't use it on himself or others. One day he told me about it and after hearing his story, I recommended that he should take this special memento of his service out of its hiding place and clean it up so it didn't corrode. He drew me a map of where it was and asked me to clean it for him. He was in his 80's at the time. I sneaked down to it's hidden location, disassembled the wall where it was hidden and spirited it home for a much needed cleaning. When I brought it back to him the next day, he gave it to me and told me to keep it and not to tell his son. It's very special to me because I was the only person that this very special and accomplished man told his story to and the only person he trusted enough to give it to.

    deadite












    Congrats bro! Great post! I do have to say this was a VERY VERY close contest, so don't be upset if you didn't win, there are MANY more to come!



    Deadite,

    When you see this send me a PM and we will get your grips out to you!!!




    Thanks to the guys at VZGrips for sponsoring this Month's contest!
     
  2. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    congrats man! It's a great story for sure.
     

  3. Chris

    Chris YOU ****!!!! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Congrats Deadite. Thanks VZ for doing this. :thumb:
     
  4. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Thank you VZ and congrats Deadite. I was rooting for you. Amazing story and great picture.
     
  5. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    Just so everyone knows, VZ will be sponsoring a contest every month for us. Glad to have them aboard and making these contests great!
     
  6. wade-19

    wade-19 Global Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    875
    Aug 17, 2011
    Awesome . Congrats !!
     
  7. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

    570
    Aug 16, 2011
  8. TSiWRX

    TSiWRX Member

    861
    Aug 21, 2011
    Congrats! :smile:
     
  9. brisk21

    brisk21 Member

    33
    Aug 20, 2011
    Congrats and well deserved!!
     
  10. 20South

    20South Active Member

    517
    Aug 19, 2011
    Congrats! Great story, great pic, and great sponsor!
     
  11. PeaceKeeper

    PeaceKeeper Member

    51
    Aug 29, 2011
    Congrats deadite! A deserving win.:thumb:
     
  12. 38 Super Fan

    38 Super Fan Bass Fishing Addict

    908
    Aug 18, 2011
    Great story Deadite, congrats man!
     
  13. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Push to test, release to detonate

    Aug 17, 2011
    Congrats Deadite..thanks for sharing the story..
     
  14. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin Active Member

    200
    Aug 17, 2011
  15. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Congrats, It was definitely a winner.
     
  16. Kingfish1

    Kingfish1 New Member

    19
    Aug 29, 2011
    Congrats and thanks for sharing the story.
     
  17. Wheezy

    Wheezy Bullet Banger Supporting Addict

    Aug 31, 2011
  18. RMA

    RMA Active Member

    242
    Aug 18, 2011
    Congrats & very well deserving indeed!
     
  19. djackson

    djackson Member

    132
    Aug 18, 2011
    Congrats buddy and thanks to site leaders and vz for making these happen
     
  20. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

    426
    Aug 17, 2011
    Woo Hooooooo!!!! I've broken my streak of never winning anything!!

    Thanks so much to VZ grips and the 1911addicts! Can't wait to pick out the grips.

    deadite
     
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