Happy 1911 day!


M1911-A1 - Image from Wikipedia

100 years ago on this day, March 29th, 1911; the United States Army officially adopted the J. Browning self loading pistol design of 1910, manufactured by Colt’s firearms (with changes and specifications as amended by the Army ordnance board); as the Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, model of 1911.

And history was forever changed.

This reminder courtesy of Chris Byrne at The Anarchangel. Go read the whole thing!

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