Colt Model 1905: The First .45 ACP Pistol

The Colt Model 1905 is the first sidearm ever to use the .45 ACP cartridge. Thus, an important piece for collectors of 1911 pistols, U.S. military arms, or early semi-automatic Colt pistols. A bit less recognized than its earlier and later counterparts, the Colt Model 1905 is an critical step in the evolution of the M1911. It is also a fascinating mix of characteristics of early Colts that allow us to see past and future designs in a single pistol.

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