I don't know where that stuff comes from except maybe a gunwriter with a new idea. However, the need to greatly expand U. In 1962, Taiwan copied the M1911A1 as the T51 pistol, and it saw limited use in the Army. Anti: I think some of you gentleman would choose to apply a gun shaped remedy to any problem or potential problem that presented itself? DaverZ, you call it a Series 80 1991A1. During the of 1990 to 1991, M1911A1s were deployed with reserve component U. So many 1911A1 pistols were produced during the war that the government cancelled all postwar contracts for new production, instead choosing to rebuild existing pistols with new parts, which were then refinished and tested for functioning.
It was widely used in , , the , and the. The pistol is commonly used for thanks in part to a single-stack magazine which makes for a thinner pistol that is, therefore, easier to conceal , personal defense, target shooting, and competition. Both M1911 and M1911A1 pistols were used. There were no 70 Series stainless 1911s back then. .
Some parts were made but no complete pistols. The pistol's formal designation as of 1940 was Automatic Pistol, Caliber. The satin nickel Colts looked alot like matte stainless of say the Kimber stainless guns. I am trying to trace the serial number, but mine does not match anything I have been able to find. Early 1954 models looked like regular 1911A1 and later versions usually had adjustable sights. The colt site is less than helpful. As the expanding combustion gases force the bullet down the barrel, they give reverse momentum to the slide and barrel which are locked together during this portion of the firing cycle.
Also, don't forget to visit our other sponsors sites, click-throughs are appreciated by our advertisers. Models after 1988 returned to the solid barrel bushing due to concerns about breakages of collet bushings. I sent them an email, but never got a reply. No significant internal changes were made, and parts remained interchangeable between the M1911 and the M1911A1. Commander sized pistols retained the solid bushing.
New M1911A1 pistols were given a parkerized metal finish instead of blueing, and the wood grip panels were replaced with panels made of brown plastic. Stash, I've been hearing that for years but I have never heard of it actually happening. Full disassembly and subsequent reassembly of the pistol to its component parts can be accomplished using several manually removed components as tools to complete the disassembly. If it is a Series 70 an original one from the seventies , then no- those were available in nickel or blue. Does it have Colt markings on the receiver? The M1911 was formally adopted by the and in 1913. The began manufacture of M1911 pistols for members of the in August 1912. It's a Colt without the 80's guts —— it would make a great blaster and will be for your son or grandkids when you pass on.
It served as the standard-issue for the from 1911 to 1986. My current Officer's Model, the last of six, but the first I got to keep, will not lift three pounds, with the trigger, nor would the five, before it. Com Mobile Tooo much hoopla over a firing pin safety. Several companies have developed a firing pin block. In 1917, Norway obtained licence to manufacture it's M1911 pistols. However, if the fired round was the last round in the magazine, the slide will lock in the rearward position, which notifies the shooter to reload by ejecting the empty magazine and inserting a loaded magazine, and facilitates by being rearwards reloading the chamber, which is accomplished by either pulling the slide back slightly and releasing, or by pushing down on the slide stop, which releases the slide to move forward under spring pressure, strip a fresh cartridge from the magazine and feed it into the firing chamber.
The main companies offering custom M1911s are: , Ed Brown, , , , and. If done by someone that knows 1911s. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. At this point, I'm interested in knowing if the shop has an honest deal - and what Colt 1911 I really should be seeking. Great Combat Handguns: A Guide to Using, Collecting and Training With Handguns. After that, the T51 was improved and introduced for export as the T51K1. Other governments had made similar complaints.
How is it marked on the right and left flats of the slide? They are very rare and rank in value with Singer models. Several companies have developed a. That's less than a box of handgun ammo! Fifty of these were tested as well by the in 1903. These arsenal rebuilds consisted of anything from minor inspections to major overhauls of pistols returned from service use. Just wanted to say thank you for the great info! Originally Posted By Billmanweh: just curious, why do you not want a Series 70? I could have sworn I bought it in the late 70's, but it must have been later. Marine: A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit. Compact variants are popular civilian weapons in the U.
American Handgunner January—February 2007 ed. Dissatisfaction with the stopping power of the 9 mm Parabellum cartridge used in the Beretta M9 has actually promoted re-adoption of pistols based on the. Tenring Custom Colt Since its inception, the M1911 has lent itself to easy customization. M1911 designer, During the end of 1899 and start of 1900, a test of self-loading pistols was conducted, which included entries from the , Mannlicher the , and Colt the. While I was at the gun shop I tried on the Glocks and the feel is nowhere near how the 1911 feels, it was love at first touch. The older Series 70 Colts were either blued carbon steel or nickel finished.