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A Piece of Hell (Redundant Thread, admins please delete)

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ZigZagZeke, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Photos of a WWII 1911 Colt .45 that will send a chill down your spine:

    “This weapon was very likely holstered at the time, and the soldier was facing the explosion,” MacMurray wrote. “I can’t begin to tell you how powerful of a sentiment this raised in my heart to hold this.”

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    We’ll never know who owned this Colt 1911, or what their fate was. But it’s probably safe to say the outcome was not good for this poor soldier.

    Coincidentally enough, a tag attached to the handgun in the photos labels it as having been found after the Battle of Bastogne during World War II in 1944. That battle started 71 years ago this week between American and German forces in Belgium. The fighting saw some 3,000 American casualties.

    http://www.wideopenspaces.com/photos-colt-1911-world-war-ii-will-send-chill-spine/

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  2. BDA.45

    BDA.45 oregon Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Crazy......it's hard to imagine the tales these weapons of war would tell if they could speak. Kinda puts things into perspective.
     
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  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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