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colt 1911

Colt Model 1911 & Early Prototypes

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Ebook's Content

Development of the .45 ACP caliber cartridge

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Adaptation of the Model 1902 "Military" in .45 caliber
- The weakness of the barrel links
- The question of the most suitable caliber for a military pistol
- The conclusions drawn from the experiments
- The essential features in a service handgun

Colt pistol Model 1905 in .45 caliber

- The Colt Model 1905 specific features
- In early 1907, a new variation

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English official tests
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Variations & Serial numbers of the Colt Model 1905

U.S. Army official tests of 1907

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Nine constructors submitted models
- Luger pistol in .45 ACP caliber
- Savage pistol in .45 ACP caliber
- A
modified version of the Model 1905
- S
everal modifications of the Colt 1905 required
- A loaded chamber indicator and a grip safety

Colt Model 1909

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Description of the Model 1909
- Phantom view of the Model 1909
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Operation of the Model 1909
- Experimental thumb safeties
- Phantom view of the Browning thumb safety

Colt Model 1910

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Description of the Model 1910
- Salient features of the Model 1910

Adoption of the Colt Model 1911

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Modification of the barrel locking lugs
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A first call for 30,262 pistols
- The right to produce the pistol at Springfield Armory
- The holster

1912 changes and improvements

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Content and locations of the markings
- Major Walter G. Penfield
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"UNITED STATES PROPERTY" marking
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Checkering of the slide stop
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The head of the fastening screws of the grip plates
- Modifications of the magazine catch lock
- New design of the sear and safety spring
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Magazine modifications
- The magazine shell issue
- Magazine hardening and blueing
- Mainspring housing pin
- Recoil spring plug
- Marking changes

1913 -1914 changes and improvements

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Rear Sight Changes
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Experimental Slide Stop
- Hammer modifications
- Modifications of the safety lever

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Changes in the slide markings

1915 -1918 changes and improvements

- Differences between Colt made and Springfield made 1911's
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The recoil spring guide

- The new mainspring
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The magazine lanyard loop

- N.R.A. Pistols
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The grip milling

- The firing pin retainer
- The Forward slide profile
- The safety lever
- Marking changes
- Ordnance department inspectors
- Sub-inspection markings
- Colt assembler's markings
- Production board of the Model 1911 produced by Colt

Springfield Armory & Remington

- Springfield Armory specific markings
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List of the "S" marked parts

- The Springfield magazine
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Board of Springfield Model 1911 production

- Remington-UMC contract
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Remington's production of Models 1911

- Remington specific markings
- Inspection Markings at Remington

Commercial production & British contracts

- The commercial version of the Model 1911
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The commercial serialization

- Board of the commercial production until 1923
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British contracts

- The J.P. Morgan business
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Main foreign countries who acquired Model 1911 prior to 1919

- Great Britain's purchases of Model 1911
- Dispatching of the Models 1911 purchased by Great Britain
- The Model 1911 in caliber .455 Webley
- English markings

- Caliber .455 magazines
- English procurements of Colt Model 1911 in caliber .455



Other foreign contracts

- Argentina was the largest purchaser in South America
- Canadian procurements of Model 1911 pistols
- Norwegian procurements and local production
- The Imperial Russia was the biggest foreign purchaser

 

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