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 Post subject: 1911 enquiry
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I was talking to a friend at the weekend and he told me he has recently bought a 1911 Colt .. he said he had dated it by the serial No to the mid 1940's but that it was also marked with a C and 1 9 4 7 in two places ... there was also another mark ..either 96 or 69, cant remember what he said sorry ... any ideas what that could be please ??

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 13:27 pm 
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Colt Commercial Alan a non military or civilian private purchase M1911...I have one also C160** which dates it to 1914 very very desirable collector piece.


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if his serial number is C1947....that's very early about 1912 dated

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Hi Lloyd .. thanks ... not sure if that is the serial No as he said it was in addition to the serial No ...?
... he only paid £350 for it so if it is a rare one then he maybe got a bargain.
He says if I'm at Rauceby on the Sunday he will have it with him .. can get fine details then.

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Allan...he got a BARGAIN......Colt Commercials were normally private purchased by Officers and Senior Enlisted men during WW1.....they are quite different to military marked M1911s.....his should be in its standard M1911 form not modified to M1911A1 format.

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Certainly got a bargain for that price.


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Certainly got a bargain for that price. I have a fiend who is after a new spec Garand for a new spec grease gun.


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I'll make a point of going to Rauceby I think, get some pictures ... thanks guys .. watch this space !!

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What's on at Rauceby?
And when?

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LeMaitre wrote:
What's on at Rauceby?
And when?


I was going to ask this as well

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War weekend isnt it ..?? Im only going by what he told me .. haven't looked it up yet as he said it was August ..???

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Correspondent wrote:
War weekend isnt it ..?? Im only going by what he told me .. haven't looked it up yet as he said it was August ..???


According to this advert, it seems the dates for next year (2017) are sorted out, but no dates for this year (2016) set-in-stone so far:

http://classicshowsuk.co.uk/classic-car-show-event-information/classic-car-show-by-date.asp?id=1063


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Thanks for that .. as I say, with it being in August and with only planning to go for the day, I hadn't checked it out yet, I will keep an eye out now though.

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