Thread: US ARMY Colt 45
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Old March 24, 2013, 03:16 PM   #13
James K
Join Date: March 17, 1999
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It sounds better to say "Granddad brought home his pistol" than to say "Granddad stole this pistol", even if the latter is true and even if no one really cares any more.

But in many cases, a veteran simply bought an M1911A1 pistol or an M1 rifle or an M1 carbine after the war and told his family it was "like" the one he carried in WWII. Over the years, especially after the veteran went to his reward, the "like" was forgotten and the gun became a "bringback" war trophy.

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