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    COLT 1911A1 lend lease to RUSSIA s/n ?

    FWIK Russiaicon received a number of 1911A1 from the States during WWII.
    I would be interested to know where I could find the serial numbers of those guns.

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    Anything with a FLGR is fluff, if JMB didn't put it on the 1911 you don't need it.
    If you are going to collect, don't be 'drawn' to an example that is not original, nor correct. Instant gratification is more expensive than a good education.

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    Apparently in the time lapse 1943-1945 in Russiaicon received ~13 000 COLT 1911a1 by lend lease contract, I've read that they were in the s/n 980,000 - 1,100,000 range but I haven't find any reliable document to proove it.
    Anything with a FLGR is fluff, if JMB didn't put it on the 1911 you don't need it.
    If you are going to collect, don't be 'drawn' to an example that is not original, nor correct. Instant gratification is more expensive than a good education.

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    You'll be able to identify those by the "FWW" marking on them - they were bought and sold via Frankonia in Germanyicon. I have Ithacas coming from Russiaicon in the 1.256.xxx range.

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