I absolutely agree with Bob Wright. Army unit armorers had to keep everything working, often with few parts coming in through the supply system. We never referred to a 45 as a 1911. When you went to the arms room you asked to be issued a 45 or 38. Each armorer had his own "price" to tighten up your 45, and it was well worth the price. Flap holsters were the usual issue. If you wanted a shoulder holster you either had someone ship you one from home or you traded for one. Pieced together 45s was the norm. And yes, the ol' man got the best looking one, the armorer usually had the most accurate, and if you paid the armorers price, you got one that didn't rattle.
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