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Small Arms of WWI Primer 184: Domestic 1911s

C&Rsenal presents its Primer series where we delve into the story of this classic firearm. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.

C&Rsenal continues to present in-depth small arms history every other week. Join us each Tuesday!

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Prints/patches/shirts from the show:


Additional reading:
Colt .45 Service Pistols: Models of 1911 and 1911A1
Charles W. Clawson

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

The Government Models
William H.D. Goddard

Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH

Animations by Bruno!

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