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The Model 1911 & Model 1911A1 Military & Commercial Pistols, 3rd Ed by Joe Poyer

The Model 1911 & Model 1911A1 Military & Commercial Pistols, 3rd Ed by Joe Poyer

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This hands-on guide examines the Model 1911 & Model 1911A1 Military & Commercial Pistols. Includes extensive data, such as photos, markings, measurements, etc.

Publishers Description

A new revised and expanded edition of the Model 1911 and Model 1911A1 Military and Commercial Pistols is now available. Sixteen pages of new information regarding models, stocks, mainspring housings, magazines, markings, serial numbers, and finishes to help identify your Model 1911 or Model 1911A1 more exactly.

Nearly five years in preparation, this books examines John Browning's most famous pistol from barrel bushing to hammer to lanyard loop on a part-by-part basis.

As always in the "For Collectors Only®" series any change or variation in a part is described by serial number range, making it possible to determine the authenticity of any Model 1911 or Model 1911A1 by year of manufacture.

The Model 1911 and Model 1911A1 Military and Commercial Pistols is now 542 pages long. It includes 82 tables detailing parts and markings and 672 photos and drawings.

Parts are described in chapters organized by assembly--receiver, slide and magazine. Each part of each assembly--trigger system, magazine release, sights, etc are then described complete with markings and other identifying characteristics. Parts are differentiated by model and manufacturer, i.e. Colt, Springfield Armory, Remington Arms-UMC, Singer, Ithaca , Remington Rand and Union Switch & Signal. All Colt model and variation parts are also described where they differ from the .45 ACP part.

All military and commercial markings are listed by date or serial number range of use. Serial numbers are listed in twenty-six individual tables both by military and the individual commercial models, and by other manufacturers. An appendix contains a serial number listing organized both by manufacturing and shipping date. Serial numbers for British military, Canadian, Argentine, Norwegian, and Russian military pistols are also given.

Individual chapters and appendices provide detailed examinations of markings on receivers, slides and barrels, including military inspection and commercial markings, and photographs of all slide markings. Finishes are discussed for both military and commercial pistols by serial number ranges. Accoutrements and accessories are thoroughly explored and photographed including all belts, magazine pockets, and holsters .

A complete listing of all U.S. military Model 1912, 1916, M3, M7, and M15 holster manufacturers is included. U.S. military-issue ammunition in .45 ACP is described in detail. A photo-illustrated assembly/disassembly procedure shows the most efficient way to service the pistol.

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  • The Model 1911 and Model 1911A1 Military and Commercial Pistols, 3rd Ed

    Joe Poyer


  • Binding: Soft Cover

    Copyright: 2017

    Pages: 566

    Size: 5.5 x 8.5 in.

    Condition: New

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