Colt M1911A1 U.S. Army 1924 Transition Model
In unfired condition. Includes original box, original instructions, six unfired CAW .45ACP Blowback rounds (reusable), 7rd magazine.
Full Colt markings. Very good weight and feel to it. No visible makers name (CAW).
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Brief info on the COLT M1911A1
The history of the Colt Gov't / M1911 Pistol began in early 1900s, when famous designer John M. Browning began to develop semi-automatic pistols for Colt company. In the 1906-1907 U.S. Army announced trials to replace its service revolvers with new, semi-automatic pistol. Army required the new pistol to have the caliber of .45 inch, so Browning designed its own cartridge that fired 230 grains (15.64 gramms) bullet, and then, designed a new pistol. In 1911, after extensive testing, the new pistol and its cartridge, designed by Browning and manufactured by Colt, were adopted for U.S. military service as M1911. Prior to and during World War One, more than one million of these guns were manufactured, mostly by Colt and Springfield Armoury, as well as by Remington-UMC, Burroughs, Savage and some other companies. The rights to manufacture Colt/Browning design were also sold to some foreign countries, such as Norway or Argentine.
In 1926, original design was improved,
following the recommendations of the US Army Ordance
Dept. These changes incorporate the following items (see picture above):
The improved design was adopted by US Military as M1911A1 pistol, and served with distinction until the mid-1980s, when it was officially replaced in service with M9 pistol (US-made Beretta 92FS).
Along with Colt, countless numbers of companie in the USA and other countries manufactured more or less exact copies of the M1911. Some millions of guns were manufactured in the USA during the WW2 by numerous companies under US Government contracts, and probably even more were manufactured for commercial sales. Most common M1911 clones are manufactured by: Springfield armoury, Les Baer, Kimber, Wilson, STI, Para Ordnance and many, many others. Also, many M1911-partterned pistols are still custom built for service duty, sport shooting and self defence.
The Colt Gov't / M1911 is probably the most popular pistol in the world. It is known for its reliability, serviceability, simplicity. Custom made M1911s capable of outstanding accuracy, and many of M1911-patterned guns are still in service with different military and law enforcement agencies in the USA.
PFC Caps : €11.00 / £8.50 per box (1x box = 100 PFC primer caps) These are required to make the bang, smoke and eject the cartridges
Spare cartridges: €2.95 / £2.10 each
Spare magazines: €18.95 / £14.95 each
.45ACP Lightweight/ Mild kick blowback cartridges: €3.80 / £3.20 each (reusable / takes 1x PFC primer cap). These are a new design / light weight. Less than half the weight a standard cartridge and internally built for maximum force giving more kickback and power from a lighter more powerful cartridge over a standard cartridge.
.45ACP Real Blowback cartridges: €28.95 / £21.95 Eight real look / size .45ACP blowback cartridges that can be fired in your 1911 Colt
Look like real bullets with .45ACP markings (great for display) but can also be fired in most .45ACP model guns (use 7mm PFC cap)
.45ACPmm Real Look `Dummy` Bullets: €28.95 / £21.95 Eight real look / size .45ACP Dummy bullets
Look like real bullets with .45ACP markings (great for display)
Dummy Bullets `Firing Pin`: €18.85 / £12.95 Using this firing pin allows you to cycle the real look dummy bullets
Ammo Box: €11.85 / £8.50 Plastic container for .45ACP & 10mm rounds (real looks or blowback) Keep your ammo neatly stored
Real Gun Grips: €39.45 / £31.95 Pachmayr wrap round real gun grips:
Pearl Grips: €39.95 / £31.95 Pearl style 1911 grips
Wood grips: €34.75 / £23.95 1911 wood grip metal Colt logo (also available without Colt logo) : Diamond check
(Diamond and checker 1911 grips available )
Nylon Black Holster: €23.10 / £15.95
Tactical Leg Holster (right leg) with magazine holder: €30.45 / £22.95
Shoulder Holster: €27.45 / £18.95
Nylon Shoulder holster for variety of guns, Beretta's, 1911's, Mac11, Desert Eagle and more..
U.S. Property storage / carry case: €27.45 / £18.95
Lockable Aluminium Storage / Carry Case: €30.45 / £22.95