I've got a Colt 45 (pictured) that my Dad passed down to me.
I would love to know the full story behind this gun. My step grandpa passed it down to my dad saying that he wanted my dad to have it because it meant a lot to him, and my step-grandpa said that he knew my dad would take care of it. He also said that if his own biological kids got it, they'd sell it.
But story is that my step-grandpa pulled this off of a Japanese soldier during the Pacific War in WWII. What makes it more odd and unique, these weren't standard issue for any Japanese soldiers, nor were they standard issue for any American soldier. So the thought is that that Japanese soldier may have pulled it off of an American soldier during a prior war.
I've been told that if it was a US Military issue, it should have a stamp on it somewhere specific. When I looked, it did not have that stamp. I also have the full documentation for it, stating what it is and that my grandpa could bring it back.
Personally, I have a Colt Mustang, Beretta 96A1, Ruger LC9, Remington 798 30-06, Winchester 101, and I think a Sears Pump action.
Added over 4 years ago: Correction. Instead of a Sears Pump-action, it's a JC Higgins.