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1911 : the First 100 Years.

Author: Patrick Sweeney
Publisher: Cincinnati : F+W Media, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sweeney, Patrick.
1911 : The First 100 Years.
Cincinnati : F+W Media, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Sweeney
ISBN: 9781440218019 1440218013 9781440217999 1440217998
OCLC Number: 767502055
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Momentous Year of 1911; Chapter 2: How Did We Get Here?; Chapter 3: The Trials of the Century; Chapter 4: Before the Great War; Chapter 5: The Great War; Chapter 6: Between the Wars; Chapter 7: WWII; Chapter 8: The Postwar Era; Chapter 9: New Colts and New 1911s; Chapter 10: Reinventing the 1911: Jeff Cooper and IPSC; Chapter 11: Early Custom 1911s; Chapter 12: Thrown Out of Work; Chapter 13: Expansionary Inflation and IPSC; Chapter 14: Everyone Makes a 1911; Chapter 15: Custom 1911s for a New Century. Chapter 16: EngravingChapter 17: The New Fighting Tool; Chapter 18: The Future of the 1911.

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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, you'll find it in 1911: The First 100 Years. Lavishly illustrated with photographs collected from around the world, 1911.

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