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F/S, WWI Army 1911

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Barrelbulge(Fl), Aug 10, 2008.

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) TS Supporters TS Supporters

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    Who was the maker? Remington-Rand,Union Switch & Signal?
     
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    If you look hard, you can see the rampant Colt between the patent dates.

    This is the real deal, and has not been "updated" to 1911A1 status.
     
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    Thanks for posting the picture!

    How's the barrel?

    Is the slide numbered to the gun behind the firing ping stop?

    Beautiful!!!
     
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    U S Switch & Signal and Remington Rand did not make 1911s in WWI. They made 1911A pistols for the U.S. military during WWII.
     
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    Steve, I am curious as to what the update is on a 1911. Update to the 1911A1 that Shooting coach has mentioned. I am greenhorn so to speak when it comes to rifle and pistol so this info would be helpful. Thank You in advance and don't forget to Break-em all. Jeff
     
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    There a whole list of changes on these guns. A couple of them that come to mind are, reduced tolerances (reduced reliability?) relief cuts on the frame behind the trigger, a slightly different grip safety and hammer profile, shorter trigger, and a few other things.

    The original 1911 was not as accurate as the later 1911-A1 series, but remember the role of the sidearm in military use. It is stictly for extreme close range. I would rather have a totally reliable firearm that can always make Center-Of-Mass hits at 21 feet or less than a firearm that can make head shots at 50 yards!

    We all own very reliable A1's, but we are talking military arms that routinely have parts swapped around without fitting or function checking before issue.
     
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