Factory Colt 1911 Cutaway for Winchester

These images have a lot going for them. One, it’s a cool Colt 1911. Two, the cutaway was done by Colt for Winchester. Three, it is interesting to see what Colt wanted to show the engineers at Winchester to help them make 1911’s for the government. Four, we are talking about a WWI era contract, not much more common WWII era.

A very cool piece worthy of it’s own post here.

Special note: Did you notice this is a Colt model of 1911? Not the A1? How rare is a factory Colt, factory cutaway, WWI wartime production year pistol? The answer: rare enough to be in a museum.

 

 

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Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • MickeyG

    Cool article and pics, got 2 1911’s from my War1 veteran grandfathers ,one made in 1913 and the other made in 1918, love them and still shoot them.

    • Cool. It’s one thing to have some WW1 guns. It’s another to have them from family. Make sure your entire family knows their history so they are never accidentally sold or traded.

      Marky

      • MickeyG

        They will be passed on to our son/daughters and them then to our grandsons/grandaughter.