plastic colt trainer pistols - usnavy

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by jameslester, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. jameslester

    jameslester New Member

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    My father's uncle was a provost marshall during WWII. He gave my father these two plastic pistols. We've never seen any like them or found any information on them. I finally got around to photographing one of them this weekend. Any information would be appreciated.
     

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  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Many years ago, when I was stationed at Fort Campbell, KY, range control had a few "rubber" 45's and also a few "rubber" M-16s to use as training aids. The units would sign them out to teach proper sight pictures and so forth before actually going to the range for qualifications.

    EDIT: The ones I saw did not have US Navy on them but this may be what this one is, a training aid of some sort.
     
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    Trouble 45-70 New Member

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    A fellow I met in the gym on an AF base in 1960 had one. Don't recall if it had any markings. He also had a rubber knife. He used them to teach how to take down an armed oponent. He could take us down but only a few of us could take him down and I wasn't one of them. One tough old guy.
     
  4. DWARREN123

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    "Rubber Ducks", use for training, especially for soldiers that had no prior experience with firearms or where an actual firearm was not required.
    May be worth some money.