New PDF release: 1911 : the first 100 years

By Patrick Sweeney

ISBN-10: 1440211159

ISBN-13: 9781440211157

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In 1911, the heritage of firearms replaced without end with the adoption of the best pistol ever designed, the automated Pistol, quality .45, M1911--known this day easily because the 1911. Now, in a single attention-grabbing, illustrated quantity, authority Patrick Sweeney celebrates the a hundredth anniversary of the best struggling with handgun ever designed, John M. Brownings mythical 1911 .45. From the predecessors of the 1911 and its contemporaries to the easiest of state-of-the-art semi- and full-custom types, you will find it in 1911: the 1st a hundred Years. Lavishly illustrated with photos accrued from around the globe, 1911: the 1st a hundred Years is a becoming centennial tribute to a pistol that's at the present time extra renowned than ever. For the collector, for the shooter, for the historian--for an individual attracted to big-bore handguns or the evolution of this really American vintage, this can be a must-have quantity

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The result is a finish that cannot be duplicated by modern processes. The surface polish is so unmarred that the finish It also was not as durable as the Army liked. The bright polish showed scratches, and the blueing wore too easily. Remember, in 1911-12 the US army was not just a barracks force, they had units in the jungle in the Philippines and Cuba; the Marines had units on naval vessels; and the Navy was buying pistols for their own use. So, at about serial number 2400, Colt changed the polishing process.

38 Special. 38 Colt and fired a heavier bullet at greater velocity. While it wasn’t a sledgehammer, it was a definite step up from previous cartridges and was the first really successful Hand Ejector, a model that continues in production today under different names. 45 would find that the offerings of the day were not all that great. There were a slew of single action black powder revolvers across the world: the Colt, French, German, Russian and Swiss wheelguns. 450s such as the Webley RIC (Royal Irish Constabulary) and the beginnings of the Webley top-break design that would serve so well.

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