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M1911 to M1911A1 comparison.The 1911 pistol is considered by many gun collectors and veterans to be the greatest self-loading pistol ever made and the grandfather of the modern handgun, which despite its age is still used alongside modern pistols today. Designed by John Moses Browning in 1910 with patent dates going as far back as 1897, the .45 caliber pistol was adopted into the U.S. military arsenal February 14, 1911.

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Patent Print of a Colt 45 M1911 Pistol Patent Art Print Patent Poster

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Colt 1911 Government Issue, circa 1942. - i was taking this thing apart to the last pin before i could learn to drive.

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Favorite Guns = Would put one of these in every room of my home & every Car if I could afford it ! Colt .45 Cal Special Combat Government - The Colt M1911 pistol has been a favorite for 100 years as a service pistol, a law enforcement pistol and a personal defense firearm. Although the pistol is virtually unchanged since its adoption by the U.S. military, Colt has continued to make the best even better.

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