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I though I would share a picture of Serial number 1 Colt 1911 with my friends here when OD and I went to Hartford.
This one is also housed in the State Library and really got to me when I say it just under a pane of glass. If this pistol could talk I was enjoy sitting in on the stories.
 

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Yep, very nice Hunter.
 
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Wow. Do you guys realize that when that pistol was made, the Wright brothers were still just running a bike shop in Dayton, Ohio? We're now in the preliminary stages of 'conquering' Mars, and this gun is still in service and arguably still the best pistol out there.... That's amazing.
 

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So you are saying Vic was just a young pup? :rofl:
 

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You know, with as much time as I've spent in Hartford, it pains me that I don't even have so much as a picture of the "Blue Onion".:frown:
 

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You know, with as much time as I've spent in Hartford, it pains me that I don't even have so much as a picture of the "Blue Onion".:frown:
Go to the Connecticut State Library, that's where the real dome is located.
 

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I still have dreams about this pistol. Oh to hold it in my hands...that would be it for me.
I would love to have that pistol, #1 AND reassembled "Fitz."
 

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Go to the Connecticut State Library, that's where the real dome is located.
If I ever have to go back there I'll stop in there....I really don't want to EVER go back to Hartford...maybe if I go there I can con my Combat Commander back from Hawkmoon.:bawling:
 

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John, I doubt you'd ever get that away from Hawk. :wink:
 

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Was that the 9mm Commander Hawk has? I had the chance to shoot that pistol and it is nice. I did ask him was it for sale but he just laughed at me.
 

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Was that the 9mm Commander Hawk has? I had the chance to shoot that pistol and it is nice. I did ask him was it for sale but he just laughed at me.

No, the satin nickel pre series 80 in .45. I never should have sold that damn thing.
 

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Very nice Hunter, thanks for posting the picture!!!:smile::smile:
 

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JD I have not seen that pistol.
Thank you AutoMag. I hope to go visit the Hartford library next year again.
 

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Ahh yes the #1 Pistol Forged in the Fires Of Mount Doom by John Browning himself
 

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Thanks for posting the pic, Hunter. I can also highly recommend the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia. If ever you are in the area it would be worth a visit.
 
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