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 Post subject: Check out this 1911!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:23 pm 
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https://www.gunsamerica.com/952385499/G ... P.htm?wl=1
:shock: :shock: :shock:
Pay close attention to the grips.
What a wonderful piece of history.

BTW...I am in no way informed on this subject. Can the seller expect to get what he is asking for?
I do understand how rare these are, just not what the market value is.


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this 1911!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:18 am 
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I could not get any info on it beyond the pics. Whose was it?


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this 1911!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:53 am 
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The ad says "Singer"... pretty rare but $52K ?????


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this 1911!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:05 pm 
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That's what I'm wondering, is there something about the provenance of it-- the wife and child ivory grips are unusual, I did not recognize the woman.


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this 1911!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:45 pm 
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I agree, a Singer is one thing, but to bring $52K, it had better have been owned by someone we instantly recognize.

Then again, there is the "million-dollar pencil" approach to consider.


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this 1911!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:23 pm 
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Are the grips Ivory? Looked at last four pictures, could it be clear over photo? My old eyes can't tell. Real prize for someone to own.

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 Post subject: Re: Check out this 1911!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:34 pm 
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I emailed the store that has this for sale. This gun comes with the entire military record of its owner. It was carried in Italy and North Africa during WW2. It also includes the original grips. I am calling them tomorrow to try to learn a little more.

Until then.

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Check out this 1911!
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 10:12 am 
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It was not uncommon during WWII, for a GI to have a set of 1911 stocks made from the windshield of a fighter plane that had family photos laminated underneath.

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