1911 The First 100 Years: The First 100 Years

1911 The First 100 Years: The First 100 Years

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by Patrick Sweeney
     
 

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In 1911, the history of firearms changed forever with the adoption of the greatest pistol ever designed, the Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911--known today simply as the 1911. Now, in one fascinating, illustrated volume, authority Patrick Sweeney celebrates the 100th anniversary of the greatest fighting handgun ever designed, John M. Brownings legendary 1911 .45

Overview

In 1911, the history of firearms changed forever with the adoption of the greatest pistol ever designed, the Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911--known today simply as the 1911. Now, in one fascinating, illustrated volume, authority Patrick Sweeney celebrates the 100th anniversary of the greatest fighting handgun ever designed, John M. Brownings legendary 1911 .45.

From the predecessors of the 1911 and its contemporaries to the best of today's semi- and full-custom models, you'll find it in 1911: The First 100 Years. Lavishly illustrated with photographs collected from around the world, 1911: The First 100 Years is a fitting centennial tribute to a pistol that is today more popular than ever.

For the collector, for the shooter, for the historian--for anyone interested in big-bore handguns or the evolution of this truly American classic, this is a must-have volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440211157
Publisher:
Krause Publications
Publication date:
09/23/2010
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
207,808
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Sweeney is a certified master gunsmith, film consultant, certified armorer instructor for police departments nationwide, author of many of Gun Digest Books' best-selling titles, and Handguns Editor for America's largest general-circulation shooting magazine, Guns & Ammo.

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1911 the First 100 Years: The First 100 Years 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
horn38 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the history backed up with pictures, a lot of information and a brief write up on a few well known models like Colt and Kimber.
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Best pistol ever made