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    Very Rare U.S. Issue, Squad Cleaning Kit for the M1911 Colt .45 Caliber Automatic Service Pistol, Circa 1915. 5" x 9" x 2" high, sturdy steel case with hinged lid and carrying handle. Embossed US in a circle on the lid, the case retains 98% of the original bright blue finish, commensurate with the finish then applied to the Colt M1911. The kit contains ten brass cleaning rods, nine copper bristle brushes (one missing), nine take down tools (one missing), an OD finished oil can, and galvanized tin for patches. The wood and metal inserts all exhibit what are probably parts numbers. The lid is friction fitted with a tab on the front. Marked on both ends 9F, which designates Troop F of the 9th United States Cavalry. During the period this piece was in use the 9th Cavalry was stationed at Camp Harry C. Jones on the Arizona border with Mexico, and was engaged at the infamous "Battle of Naco", against the Mexican revolutionaries of Pancho Villa. A most rare piece of U.S. Issue equipment, in superb condition, with a wonderful history.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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