I have two perfect-working WWII USGI magazines for the ’43 Colt 1911A1 – a Scoville and Colt-Risdon, and a couple with which I’m less certain about, a good Kimber (Chip McCormick?), and a fake two-tone stovepipe goober.
The uncertain ones have the markings, “Colt .45 Auto” but are otherwise of unknown origin. Some sources suggested, “Vietnam, man!” while others said “Whatever, man.”
Now that I’ve been on the shopping spree for the Sig I’m considering doubling up on the Colt too. I’d like to get more WWII stuff but the prices are as collectibles now starting around $50 – way more expensive a Wilson or a MecGar or a cut-from-billet Les Baer…and I don’t know which ones to get. I’m thinking 7-rounders and no plastic base-pad, because Lew said so in a column.
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