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    Verified Colt 1911 "Russian Contract"

    Finally !!!
    It only took exact 4 months to receive this Colt letter.
    But now it has been verified.
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    holster mystery solved

    I finally got info from the war museum curator.
    According to him, this holster is made of two separate Colt 1903 / FN Browning model 1903 holsters.
    Since the russian contract Colt m1911's were...
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    Yes, I dont believe this is industrial made...

    Yes, I dont believe this is industrial made either. Or if it is, then it is a really bad one :) The big question is which of these officers had it made, the red army officer or the finnish army...
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    Hi Browning, I dont mean to underestimate your...

    Hi Browning,
    I dont mean to underestimate your expertise, but in this case you might got it wrong.
    Since this Colt was hid in 1945 (there were letter which proves it) and the previous owner passed...
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    I am so interested of this holster I took it to...

    I am so interested of this holster I took it to an expert.
    According to finnish war museum curators first thoughts:
    - leather seems to be too fine quality to have been made in Finland during those...
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    Definetely not a standard on Finnish holsters....

    Definetely not a standard on Finnish holsters. Finnish army and the Civil Guard both used leather belts. I have never seen a holster with a hanger used in Finland. Also when I asked this and sent...
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    Russian Colt m1911 ww1 holster ?

    Hi all,
    Last weekend we discovered more awesome things from the same place. Holster and a bayonet !!! Bayonet (mfg 1928-1930) is pretty basic m28 Finnish White Guard bayonet with =S= stamp...
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    I have already reguested a verification letter...

    I have already reguested a verification letter from Colt. Response time is ”may take 90 days” so have to wait a while. I already got couple of emails from Colt where they asked photos and some...
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    Nice find ! I don't know if this is from the same...

    Nice find ! I don't know if this is from the same batch since my m1911 serial is 7000 lower. Everything else matches though. Still this number 1 in my M1911 serial puzzles me... it is much bigger...
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    After intense searching I found this holster. It...

    After intense searching I found this holster. It is Norwegian Kongsberg Colt 1914 holster. I doubt this is what the Russians actually used during WW1 ? But who knows for sure ?
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    Intresting ! This holster looks awfully lot...

    Intresting !
    This holster looks awfully lot like Tokarev TT33 holsters. Too bad the 1911 blocks the view whether it has the Tokarev extra magazine pocket.
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    Any idea what would be the correct holster for...

    Any idea what would be the correct holster for this ? I doubt it would be M1916 model ? Tokarev TT-33 is 20 years younger so not that either...
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    and to get a Collector permit is not a walk in...

    and to get a Collector permit is not a walk in the park. It is quite difficult to get that status.
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    Totally different. We have very strict firearm...

    Totally different. We have very strict firearm laws here. 1911 is way too powerful to get range privileges... You need to have minimum 2 years active range shooting experience before you are able to...
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    There is one on sale with this kind of holster......

    There is one on sale with this kind of holster... Looks like TT-33 holster.

    COLT 1911 RUSSIAN WITH FACTORY LETTER - Z39376 - United States
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    You definitely got that right ! Historic value is...

    You definitely got that right ! Historic value is massive. This gun belonged to my wife´s grandfather. There is no documentation between the period 1916-1940, but on 4th july 1940 grandfather bought...
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    What do you think about the number 1 in the...

    What do you think about the number 1 in the serial ? To me it looks a bit weird ? It does not look like number 1, to me it looks like straight line ?
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    10k ? Really ? Wow... This piece has been hidden...

    10k ? Really ? Wow... This piece has been hidden for 74 years in a box under the floor boards in a barn. It was inside a wool insulated leather glove. Old letters and other stuff in the same box...
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    Colt m1911 Russian Contract ?

    Hi all !
    I am totally newbie here. This forum seemed to be a right place for my mystery 1911. This 1911 is in its original condition and guaranteed last time fired 1945. Since then nothing has been...
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