1911 : the first 100 years by Patrick Sweeney

By Patrick Sweeney

In 1911, the background of firearms replaced eternally with the adoption of the best pistol ever designed, the automated Pistol, quality .45, M1911--known at the present time easily because the 1911. Now, in a single attention-grabbing, illustrated quantity, authority Patrick Sweeney celebrates the one hundredth anniversary of the best battling handgun ever designed, John M. Brownings mythical 1911 .45. From the predecessors of the 1911 and its contemporaries to the simplest of ultra-modern semi- and full-custom types, you can find it in 1911: the 1st a hundred Years. Lavishly illustrated with pictures gathered from world wide, 1911: the 1st a hundred Years is a becoming centennial tribute to a pistol that's this present day extra well known than ever. For the collector, for the shooter, for the historian--for someone attracted to big-bore handguns or the evolution of this actually American vintage, it is a must-have quantity

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He got his butt royally kicked, losing sixty-seven dead on the scene, and another thirteen who would die later of their wounds. By March 15, President Wilson had ordered General Pershing to take care of things, and Pershing was already crossing the border. ) Taking 4,800 men, Pershing advanced into Mexico without the agreement of the Carranza government, meaning no railway travel. So the US Army used trucks as well as horses and mules for transport and airplanes for reconnaissance. And they packed the new 1911 pistol with them.

The Luger had not been bought by the French, but then I can’t imagine either the Germans offering it, or the French accepting it. In that time period, the French would rather have gone to war with sharp sticks than use anything German. But the US Army wasn’t interested in 9mm. 45 pistol. 45. In the summer of 1906, Frankford Arsenal shipped 5,000 rounds of the ammunition to be used in the tests to DWM. By February, two sample pistols were forwarded to the US army for testing. It is unknown how many were made in total, perhaps three or four, perhaps six or eight.

But Browning was clearly looking to move up in terms of caliber. 45 in the M-1900, known as the M-1905, had problems that needed to be solved. Browning found the more robust cartridge created a downlink speed and force greater than his links could take. So, he added underlugs. The underlugs struck recesses in the frame, halting the barrel progress before the impact could be taken up by the links. Thus, for a time, he was able to offset the weakness of his initial design. The mystery Colt. 41. The marking is not an overstamp, nor an error on the part of the curator.

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