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Thread: Hello

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    Hello

    New member….just inherited my grandfather WWII M 1911 AI

    Very proud both my grandfather’s served in WWII. One just passed and the other is 96 and doing pretty good.

    My name is Jeremiah and I live in south Texas would love to learn anything I can about my grandfathers fire arm. Then my plan is to build a memory box and display his pistol
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Close, clear photos of both sides and of any markings on the frame, slide, barrel, etc provide the best way to determine what you inherited. Also any stamps on the holster. These grips appear to be possibly plexiglass; normally referred to as "sweetheart" grips since GIs put photos of loved ones or famous stars underneath. The finish appears very shiny, has the pistol been polished or plated?

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    I think the display box ( glass top) is a terrific tribute to your Grandfather’s service . A great tangible memorial.
    WELCOME … from S.W. Penna.
    Never judge a man, untill you've walked a mile in his shoes. That way ... You'll be a mile away from him , & ... you'll have his shoes.

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    Additional photos would be very interesting, preferably closer up. From the one photograph, it looks like the pistol has been polished, and possibly nickel plated.
    Hawkmoon
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