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Happy Centennial Birthday of the Model 1911

John Moses Browning’s .45 caliber self-loading pistol, the M1911, turns 100 today.

from Wiki

Following its success in trials, the Colt pistol was formally adopted by the Army on March 29, 1911, thus gaining its designation, M1911 (Model 1911).

3 Responses

  1. Very nice gun! Yours? I have one that’s not-nearly as clean with a SN# very close to that. Happy Memorial Day.

    • No, unfortunately that one is not mine. I found that image to represent the iconic 1911. My everyday 1911 is currently a S&W in stainless that runs like a champ; I do have another 1911 that I recently inherited that will be the subject of it’s own post soon…

  2. Long Live the Government Model!

    God Bless John Moses Browning!

    So saying, the Old Man replaces his hat and resumes his seat.

    I just bought a Colt M1911 – 2011 Anniversary pistol, shot it, and wrote up the results. You might be interested.

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