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Navy issue pistol??? Vietnam era

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by swampratt, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. okierider

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    Cannot wait for pics, this is cool!
     
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    I carried a Colt 1911 in 1986 (before they went to the Beretta). I was a Navy Fleet Marine Force Corpsman serving with the infantry (Bravo Company 1/1). Was told it was WWII era, and it looked like it.
     
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    1911A1s were still undergoing arsenal refurbishment until the early 80's and were issued in conjunction with the M9 until well after the Gulf War war.

    Being a sidearm, a majority of the pistols had not seen a ton of use by the Vietnam war, even though they were at least 20+ years old at that point. If I remember correctly, the Remington Rand that was issued to Lasher in 1965 was still in new condition. Unless you were issued a M1911 that had gone through arsenal rebuild, chances are that the pistol would have been nowhere close to the end of its service life.
     
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    @swampratt, did you get your hands on the pistol yet? Curious as to what you have.
     
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    Late 60's, early 70's ships crews were not issued firearms; on my ship only the Marine detachment (50 of 'em) had firearms to protect the Admiral.
     
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    No I have not got it yet.
    I talked to him on the phone last week.
    Still do not know what it is..
    But we did not talk much about the gun.. talked about tournament fishing Sam Rayburn in April and Lake Fork in September.

    I am not much on bass fishing except for farm ponds.. but he needs a partner.. his has retired.
    Fish I usually go after do not have scales.
     

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