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CAS TOPICS => 1911 & Wild Bunch Shooting => Topic started by: Major 2 on September 18, 2021, 08:48:35 AM

Title: Wild Bunch or More The Barracks
Post by: Major 2 on September 18, 2021, 08:48:35 AM
I'm not sure if this is of interest to Wild Bunch or more to The Barracks

I had never seen these or knew they existed, but found it quite interesting
1911 Navy Pistol Racks , they are two sided ( holds 6  1911's )
 this particular sold for $195 on the COLT  Forum.

So I did a little search, and found 3 more listed on eBay at   :o  some big dollars .

Title: Re: Wild Bunch or More The Barracks
Post by: Abilene on September 18, 2021, 03:54:30 PM
Sure is a new one to me!
Title: Re: Wild Bunch or More The Barracks
Post by: Coffinmaker on September 19, 2021, 09:51:33 AM

 :)  Well Now  ;)

Now that we (some of us) have seen them, a rather simple design easily duplicated.

I do wonder where they have been hiding all these years though.

Lets Play Safe Out There
Title: Re: Wild Bunch or More The Barracks
Post by: Major 2 on September 20, 2021, 05:04:49 PM
Finished
Title: Re: Wild Bunch or More The Barracks
Post by: ndnchf on September 26, 2021, 05:23:04 AM
I spent 20 years in the navy. Every ship had these. .45s were stored in them in the ships armory. 
Title: Re: Wild Bunch or More The Barracks
Post by: Major 2 on September 26, 2021, 07:03:31 AM
I have seen photos of several , most have 

         PISTOL RACK
45 CAL. COLT AUTO PISTOL
      MODEL 1911-A1
    ORD. DR. NO. 42807
MFG. at NAVY YARD, PHILA. PA


Though I have seen one with cut figures (dated 7-1944) and one with no stamp ...

I don't know how many may have survived, but I saw one sold for $195 and two others listed @ $425 & $495 on eBay.
And still another with a Buy Now $875.00   :o
Very cool item and neat conversation piece wall hanger , but grasping at stratospheric pricing  ::) I imagine.




Title: Re: Wild Bunch or More The Barracks
Post by: Doc Holloman on April 18, 2022, 03:58:12 PM
I recall seeing them in Navy base armories back in the 80s.  If I had to guess I will bet they continued to use them in the armories when the 1911s were replaced with M9s in the mid to lte 80s. Probably still there.
Title: Re: Wild Bunch or More The Barracks
Post by: Pitspitr on May 18, 2022, 11:06:05 AM
Nice work Major!

I thought about building one too, but them I realized that I would need 4 more to fill it up and that it would be a hard sell to CinCHome
Title: Re: Wild Bunch or More The Barracks
Post by: Major 2 on May 18, 2022, 12:24:00 PM
My version is a wall hanger so just one sided...
Though I have the 3 1911's , what I have in this is 3 Air soft 1911's that were $18 w/ free shipping on Amazon.
Title: Re: Wild Bunch or More The Barracks
Post by: Pitspitr on May 18, 2022, 12:51:39 PM
I guess when I stop and think about it I do have a 3rd 1911, it's just that it is a "Modern" one (stainless, Beavertail, colored nehanced grip scales, ect.) It's just at my son's house right now.
Title: Re: Wild Bunch or More The Barracks
Post by: Major 2 on May 18, 2022, 02:30:04 PM
I have a Cimarron high polish, a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec, and a 1945 Ithaca.