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DOCUMENTED COLT MODEL 1911 WITH HOLSTER
SERIAL NUMBER 449461
AS ISSUED TO
CAPTAIN ARTHUR GARFIELD POORMAN
120TH INFANTRY WWI

 

This gun and holster were issued to Captain Arthur G. Poorman in 1918 in France.  The gun is a typical 1918 production Black Army.  It is complete and correct as issued.  It has correct slide, barrel, grips, magazine, etc.  The bore in the barrel is near new.  The barrel has the correct intertwined HP mark on top.  The magazine is a very nice condition two-toned Colt magazine.  The grips are showing moderate wear with minor dents and abrasions.  As is almost always the case with a Black Army, the blue is flaking.  It retains 50-60% of the original blue with the rest a very nice patina.  It has no pitting and retains all of the original scratch marks from the finishing.  The holster is an early 1914 production, swivel type, made at Rock Island Arsenal.  The leather is solid and sound and has a very good look.

The gun and holster are accompanied by a notarized affidavit from the gentleman in the family given the gun by Captain Poorman.  The gun was given to its last owner sometime around 1957 and has remained in the family ever since.  There is also a copy of Captain Poorman's honorable discharge and his military record which indicates that he took part in the Ypres and Somme offenses.  There is a copy of his life membership card in the "Military Order of the Purple Heart."  There is a copy of a post card sent home to his wife from France and a photograph of he and his wife in old age.  He served as an Infantry Captain in WWI, he graduated from the University of Michigan Law School, practiced law in Chicago Heights, Illinois, served as mayor of Marshall, Illinois and as Commander of the Illinois American Legion.  About as well documented a WWI officer's side arm as you can get.  FFL or C&R Required!  P.O.R.  SOLD!!