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Old 02-01-2020, 12:30 PM
utex88 utex88 is offline
 
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So...my FG CMP M1911 where I was lucky enough to receive a museum pistol with matching slide and frame, serial number 507xxx, I decided to letter...just to see if anything interesting came up. It was shipped on October 28, 1918 to Bush Terminal in Brooklyn, NY, one of 3150 pistols. Confirmed blued finish, as any WW1 period pistol would be expected to have. Since it has an arched mainspring housing and a narrow hammer spur, and its AA marked with old parkerization, it was obviously rearsenaled for WW2 use. I wonder what it did during the years between the wars....
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Old 02-01-2020, 07:15 PM
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so...my fg cmp m1911 where i was lucky enough to receive a museum pistol with matching slide and frame, serial number 507xxx, i decided to letter...just to see if anything interesting came up. It was shipped on october 28, 1918 to bush terminal in brooklyn, ny, one of 3150 pistols. Confirmed blued finish, as any ww1 period pistol would be expected to have. Since it has an arched mainspring housing and a narrow hammer spur, and its aa marked with old parkerization, it was obviously rearsenaled for ww2 use. I wonder what it did during the years between the wars....
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Hi...M1911 serial number 507639. Thank you SO much!
This one almost certainly went to either Bush Terminal in Brooklyn or Greenville Piers in Jersey City. Major shipments were 10/29/18 and 11/5/18 to Bush Terminal and 11/11/18 to Greenville Piers. There are one or two other tiny shipments it could have gone in but 98% went in one of those three. Only a Colt letter could narrow it down more unfortunately.
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:49 AM
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I saw a posting on facebook of a guy that requested a FOIA (freedom of information act) and he got a surprising amount of information - in for repair so-so date - then it went into storage and was checked every year or couple of years, was sent to the field for a unit - then rebuild and such.
It'd be interesting to see if anything like that turned up on mine?
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Old 02-03-2020, 09:58 AM
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I saw a posting on facebook of a guy that requested a FOIA (freedom of information act) and he got a surprising amount of information - in for repair so-so date - then it went into storage and was checked every year or couple of years, was sent to the field for a unit - then rebuild and such.
It'd be interesting to see if anything like that turned up on mine?
How is this process initiated?
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Old 02-03-2020, 11:05 PM
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How is this process initiated?
You can go on the the website. There is a how to video...https://www.foia.gov/how-to.html
I requested the history of ownership of my Colt 1911a1 serial # XXXXXXXX. It took a while but I got a great deal of info, from it being shipped to Okinawa Japan, to the time it was transferred to CMP.

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Old 02-04-2020, 10:34 AM
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Thank You,Youngeyes!
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Old 02-04-2020, 10:51 AM
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Which agency did you submit your request? I think I will try to request info on my pistol.
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:14 AM
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Which agency did you submit your request? I think I will try to request info on my pistol.
Department of the Army
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:35 AM
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Does anybody else find that every single Dept Army FOIA request link is blocked by multiple browsers as unsafe?
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Old 02-04-2020, 11:51 AM
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Does anybody else find that every single Dept Army FOIA request link is blocked by multiple browsers as unsafe?
I have seen that. I am chalking it up to a certificate problem or certificate expiration.
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