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Old 02-01-2020, 12:47 AM
harveyw1 harveyw1 is offline
 
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Default Rebuilt 1911A1 storage boxes

I seem to remember seeing pictures of rebuilt 1911A1s in plain brown kraft boxes with no manufacturers information printed on them but with the serial number on the bottom in black grease pencil. Can anyone advise if this recollection is correct? Thanks
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Old 02-01-2020, 02:46 AM
drslash drslash is offline
 
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This picture appeared in American Rifleman in the article about the CMP 1911 program and the CMP receiving shipment of 1911s from the Army.



https://www.americanrifleman.org/art...-inside-story/
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Old 02-01-2020, 10:39 AM
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Those aren't Kraft boxes, just some sort of storage box the Army used. Kraft boxes as they relate to wartime pistol shipments are two piece and look similar to this reproduction example:


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Old 02-01-2020, 11:44 AM
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It's a shame CMP didn't ship them back out in those boxes. They'll be worth far more than the plastic cases they used.
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Old 02-01-2020, 01:07 PM
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I guess some had them, some didn't - but I would like to have had mine shipped with it

Assumed they destroyed all of them? And now it would be a pain to look through a couple thousand (maybe 6-7 thousand) for specific ones - as I am sure they were serial numbered and marked as they were checked over the years.

If just blank like some have said, and the exterior boxes were marked, that makes a difference....
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Old 02-01-2020, 01:46 PM
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I purchased an auction pistol. It was delivered in a well made plastic container. However, the cardboard box was inside along with the plastic storage bag that the gun had been stored in. Both the box and bag were tagged with the serial number, date of storage and some other data. The cardboard box was definitely not from the original manufacturer, but was utilized by the military.
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Old 02-01-2020, 01:48 PM
Gewehr43 Gewehr43 is offline
 
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This has been beat to death here:

https://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=254610

Besides now-a-days is it not a legal requirement to ship pistols in a lockable container with safety device.... ???
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