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Small Arms of WWI Primer 147: US Colt 1900

Thank you Sven from Manticore Arms who lent us this piece of history. Thanks to them we are able to begin the path to the 1911!

Othais and Mae delve into the story of this WWI classic. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.

C&Rsenal presents its WWI Primer series; covering the firearms of this historic conflict one at a time in honor of the centennial anniversary. Join us every other Tuesday!

Prints/patches/shirts from the show:

Additional reading:

The Government Models : The Development of the Colt Model 1911
William H. D. Goddard

Colt’s New Army and Navy Pattern Double Action Revolvers 1889 to 1908
Robert Best

Colt Automatic Pistols
Donald B. Bady

The Guns of John Moses Browning
Nathan Gorenstein

Colt: An American Classic
Michael E. Haskew

U.S. Military Automatic Pistols 1894 – 1920
Edward Scott Meadows

Colt’s .38 Automatic Pistols
Douglas G. Sheldon

Colt .45 Service Pistols: Models 1911 and 1911A
Charles W. Clawson

Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH

Animations by Bruno!

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