U07257.3 WWI Squad Cleaning Kit for the 45 Cal M1911 Colt Automatic

U07257.3 WWI Squad Cleaning Kit for the 45 Cal M1911 Colt Automatic

This is a complete WWI era M1911 Colt Automatic pistol cleaning kit for a squad or a pistol team.

The kit contains 10 brass cleaning rods, 10 bore brushes, 10 blued steel takedown tools, a brass oil can with cap and chain, and a brass container for patches. The box is made of blued steel and measures about 8 1/2" x 4 3/4" x 2". The hinged top has "US" in a circle deeply stamped in it. The box also has a wire carrying handle. There is a walnut and brass insert in the box to facilitate orderly storage of the components.

It is my understanding that kits manufactured later were made of lower grade materials.

The kit is unused, but the box has a few rust spots, and there has been some corrosion to the brass components from improper storage.

The antique dealer I purchased this from told me it was part of an estate he purchased.

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