In 95% factory original fought across Europe, Battle Carried Condition, we have a Sept 1943 shipped US WWII issued Remington Rand M1911a1 US Army Service Pistol. This is a late 2nd Slide Logo Variant, one of the last Du-Lite finished pistols with an excellent bore. A used but not abused WWII .45.
This was brought into the office yesterday by the grandson of Edward L. Skyles, who was a paratrooper in the famous 82nd Airborne Division. The family story was confirmed by our research, he fought in Normandy, Holland, and the Battle of the Bulge. He was wounded in Normandy, injured jumping in Holland and evacuated from Bastogne suffering from frostbitten feet. He was medically evacuated and discharged due to his wartime wounds. This 1911 was brought back by him in his duffle bag according to the grandson. It is extremely un-common to get a gun like this that still has a story attached. The gun is priced as a nice early 2nd Slide Logo; the story is free.