Model 1911 and Model 1911A1 Military and Commercial Pistols, The, 2nd Edition, Revised and Expanded
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Manufacturer part number: 978-1-882391-46-2
The Model 1911 and Model 1911A1 Military and Commercial Pistols, examines John Browning's most famous pistol from barrel bushing to hammer to lanyard loop on a part-by-part basis. Any change or variation in a part is noted by serial number range, making it possible to examine any model 1911/model 1911A1 and determine it's authenticity for year of manufacture. It includes 82 tables detailing parts and markings and 672 photos and drwaings. Parts are described in chapters organized by subassembly -- receiver, slide and magazine. Serial numbers are listed in individual tables by military and the individual commercial models. An appendix contains a serial number listing, organized by shipping date rather than manufacturing date. Individual chapters provide detailed examinations of markings on receivers, slides and barrels, including military inspection and commercial markings, and photographs of all slide markings. Finishes are discussed for both military and commercial pistols by serial number ranges. Accoutrements and accessories are thoroughly explored. All belts, magazine pockets and holsters are described and photographed. A complete listing of all US military holster manufacturers is included. US military-issue ammunition in .45 ACP is described in detail. A detailed, photo-illustrated assembly/disassembly procedure shows the most effective way to service the pistol. 544pp.