By Patrick Sweeney
In 1911, the historical past of firearms replaced ceaselessly with the adoption of the best pistol ever designed, the automated Pistol, quality .45, M1911--known this present day easily because the 1911. Now, in a single interesting, illustrated quantity, authority Patrick Sweeney celebrates the a centesimal anniversary of the best struggling with handgun ever designed, John M. Brownings mythical 1911 .45. From the predecessors of the 1911 and its contemporaries to the simplest of ultra-modern semi- and full-custom types, you will find it in 1911: the 1st a hundred Years. Lavishly illustrated with pictures accrued from all over the world, 1911: the 1st a hundred Years is a becoming centennial tribute to a pistol that's this present day extra renowned than ever. For the collector, for the shooter, for the historian--for someone drawn to big-bore handguns or the evolution of this really American vintage, this can be a must-have quantity.
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