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  • WW II 45 Very Unique Pictures and Story About Iwo Jima

    This is from a friend of mine. He sent it to me cause I'm a 45 nut.

    One of the older technicians at work was telling me a story today about a pistol that was in his in-laws family. He tells me that his wife's late father, who was a Marine in the battle of Iwo Jima , had brought back his pistol from the war. I'm thinking, ok must be a nice old 1911 model, one that has probably seen more than a few soldiers hands. then comes the rest of the story.

    Turns out that the guy's father in law, had a camera with him in his sack, and had taken some pictures of when they raised the flag on Mt. Suribachi . He submitted his photo, but it was not chosen as the one that is now famous. The family still has this picture hanging in their living room.

    A few days after the flag raising, the Japanese attacked the Marines, and another fight broke out. As they are in the middle of everything, a Japanese sniper takes a shot at him. The bullet hits him in the right wrist, and hits his gun hanging from his belt. The round, after completely disabling his right hand, penetrates his leather pistol holster, and embeds itself into the slide of his 1911. fragments from the round penetrate through the other side of the holster, and into his leg, injuring him further. The Marine was able to get to the medic, where he was then evacuated to care for his injuries.



    Although I had to blur out the serial #, it fell into the early/mid 600,000 range. Found this Colt: S/N 450,000 to 629,500 = Oct. 24, 1918 to April 10, 1919
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    Cool stuff thanks for sharing.
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      More proof that 1911s save lives! Very cool!
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