A Kimber 1911 That Rose From the Ashes of the World Trade Center

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  1. avatar Geoff PR says:

    Watching a documentary on 9/11 a few years back, they went to one of the facilities that was hand-screening every cubic yard of the debris.

    They showed a basket of misc. items that had been sorted out. What was surprising to me was the pocket change they had found. Nearly every coin was bent, crushed, or mutilated in some way.

    Gave you a bit of perspective on what happened to the people who had those coins in their pockets and purses…

  2. avatar Paco says:

    It’s amazing what survived the wreckage.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V-QycTzwV7c

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      The passport wasn’t in the tower when it progressively collapsed.

      It was on the terrorist in the cockpit and was blown *through* the building and was found *blocks* away from the collapse…

      1. avatar Vhyrus says:

        Oh well, then… that’s MUCH more logical.

      2. avatar Paco says:

        You type that with a straight face?

        1. avatar Joe says:

          Whom is your comment directed at?

  3. avatar MiamiC70 says:

    So, basically this is a plain old Kimber 1911 that happened to be stored below TWC. Explain why it’s notable or more valuable than a new Kimber 1911?

    1. avatar Impending Doom says:

      Explain to me why a Garand carried on Omaha Beach is more valuable than one that sat in an Italian warehouse for seventy years.

      1. avatar Adam says:

        OH snap.

      2. avatar MiamiC70 says:

        Trick question. Answer is it’s not.

        1. avatar Geoff PR says:

          It depends.

          Was it carried by your grandfather during Operation Overlord? If so, I’d value it rather high as an heirloom.

          I got into a conversation with the owner of the first pawn shop I worked at in the mid-80’s. He kept telling me something was worth (X) dollars. I told him, when it came down to it, something is only ‘worth’ what someone is willing to pay for it…

    2. avatar M2AP says:

      Provenance

  4. avatar Wade says:

    So that is what it takes to make one of those pieces sh!t work.

  5. avatar kissmanga says:

    Could you update the review by adding his rank? Either as “Staff Sergeant Romesha” or “SSG Romesha”. It is disrespectful to his position and profession achievements to omit. Making the rank of E-6 is notable and placed him in his leadership position. PS: Feel free to omit titles bestowed on marxist elected offiicials

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