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1911: The First 100 Years [NOOK Book]

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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.

From the predecessors of the 1911 and its contemporaries to the best of today's semi- and full-custom models, ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440218019
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 8/27/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 616,045
  • File size: 42 MB
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Meet the Author

Patrick Sweeny is Handguns Editor for America's largest general-circulation shooting magazine, Guns & Ammo and is Gun Digest Books' best-selling author. His other books include: Gunsmithing: Rifles; Gunsmithing: Pistols & Revolvers and many more.

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  • Posted June 21, 2012

    Good read, a lot of information

    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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    Posted April 17, 2013

    nice

    Best pistol ever made

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