By B.Z. Kelly

ISBN-10: 1539179435

ISBN-13: 9781539179436

The Army's want: an automated pistol with the preventing energy of the .45 quality Colt unmarried motion military revolver.

Colt and John Browning collaborated to satisfy the Army's want. the outcome was once the best strive against pistol ever designed. This publication examines why the military insisted on .45 quality, the innovation required to satisfy that requirement and the way the version of 1911 beat the contest in reliability, functionality and believe. The version 1911 is in comparison to past Colt layout iterations and pistols from different brands via army studies, newspaper articles and patent files.

Also incorporated is a balk research carried out through the writer utilizing gradual movement video.

A particular standpoint on an American icon informed with 16,400 phrases, twenty illustrations and twenty-one photographs.

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