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1943 US Army 1911A1 transferred to Canada under Lend-Lease

Article about: Here for your perusal is my US Army Colt 1911A1 1943 pistol serial number 935712 transferred to Canada under the Lend-Lease Program. It has the Canadian C-Broad Arrow property mark on the sl

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    Here for your perusal is my US Army Colt 1911A1 1943 pistol serial number 935712 transferred to Canada under the Lend-Lease Program. It has the Canadian C-Broad Arrow property mark on the slide; Birmingham Proof House marks and "Not English Make" on the frame and slide. Clive Law's book Canadian Military Handguns, 1855 to 1985 states that the 1515 Canadian 1911A1 Lend-Lease pistols were part of a 4000 pistol order shipped to the Springfield Armory on 24 May 1943. Clive Law's book Canadian Military Handguns, 1855 to 1985 states that the 1515 Canadian 1911A1 Lend-Lease pistols were part of a 4000 pistol order shipped to the Springfield Armory on 24 May 1943. The Colt Archives letter confirms that this pistol was one of 4000 shipped to the Transportation Officer Springfield Armory on 24 May 1943. The Colt Archives letter confirms that this pistol was one of 4000 shipped to the Transportation Officer Springfield Armory on 24 May 1943.

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    1943 US Army 1911A1 transferred to Canada under Lend-Lease   1943 US Army 1911A1 transferred to Canada under Lend-Lease  

    1943 US Army 1911A1 transferred to Canada under Lend-Lease   1943 US Army 1911A1 transferred to Canada under Lend-Lease  

    1943 US Army 1911A1 transferred to Canada under Lend-Lease   1943 US Army 1911A1 transferred to Canada under Lend-Lease  


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    WOW!! That is a beauty.
    Excellent condition!

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Excellent Condition and not very common. Great addition to the collection.
    John

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    That is pretty awesome!
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    An interesting history.

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