No, not trading in Hazel, folks. Rather I’m looking for a pistol.
All I can do is try to describe my memory and see if it rings any bells.
I don’t know if you can help or not, but I am looking for a 1911 like my dad used to have. It was a govt issue, slim 1911 .45. It didn’t have all the extra swirly bits that 1911′s seem to have in newly manufactured pistols, what with triple safeties or internal gun locks and whatnot. It was a plain, simple, beautifully ugly gun; if beauty is in the simplicity of use and ugly is in the beat-up finish. To be totally honest, I don’t even remember for sure but think I remember that it was olive colored with black plastic grips, possibly even had a big “US” on the grips. I do know for sure that it had a lanyard loop.
I don’t know if trying to hunt down this piece of nostalgia is worthwhile, what with the age of a gun like this possibly precluding it’s actual use, but would love to see if any new manufactured pistols still follow the old design. The closest I have come are some of the Springfield models.
If it helps even to narrow this down some, my dad was a Navy corpsman serving with a Marine unit back in the Vietnam era.
No, I don’t know what happened to this pistol or I would be carrying it right now. All I can hope to do is replace it.
Thanks in advance for any information you might have to point me in the right direction.
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