A Nurse with a Gun

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Ugly Gun Sunday

Here's something to make a collector well up. I do not know if this Union Switch and Signal M1911A1 was left in the attic under Grandpa's leaky roof, or if it was found with a metal detector outside Bastogne.

It does have a few pluses....It's all original, it's all there, and nobody is likely to pull an original, unmolested M1911A1 out of a paper sack at the gun show in worse condition.

If I had the opportunity, I would buy this gun just to carry under my arm in an old GI holster at gun shows. "Whatcha got in that holster there?"



Blogger Carteach0 said...

Just.... wow

5:54 AM  
Blogger Bruce said...

That's not an "ugly gun". It's a beautiful gun that's (irreparably) down on its luck.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Padraic said...

So with that exterior condition, what are the chances of it being operational?

10:55 AM  
Blogger nature223 said...

bet it STILL shoots well

11:34 AM  
Blogger BobG said...

Sad looking. Reminds me of some of the "trunk" guns I've seen.

1:02 PM  
Blogger nature223 said...

Padraic...dude they were digging them up after ww2 battles ..lubing them up,breaking them loose and they worked just fine...ugly as hell,but if they'll throw lead and save your ass,who cares WHAT they looked like on the exterior

8:03 PM  
Blogger HokiePundit said...

He was probably full of it, but there was a guy on THR who claimed that this was his gun and that he'd bought it at a police auction after it had been lying in a pool of blood for a week.

The pictures from that thread don't work right now, but I remember when it was started and, if they weren't the same as you posted, they were pretty darn close.

10:51 PM  
Anonymous John III said...

I'd want a 1911 made by Singer Sewing Machine Co. Very few were made, even fewer still exist.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last gun I saw in that condition had been left in an evidence room covered in blood.

4:54 PM  

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