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Weight Of 5" 1911's

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ala Dan, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Dec 24, 2002
    Home Of The First Capitol Of The Confederate State
    Greeting's All-

    I'm wondering where manufactuer's came across the common weight of
    39 ozs for 1911's. Is this the perfect weight, and did JBM's first samples
    weigh in at that weight? The reason I'm asking is the fact that my brand
    new stainless S&W 1911 (108282) seems a lot heavier than either my Les
    Baer Thunder Ranch Special, or the Springfield G.I.'s and MIL SPEC. Or is
    it just an assumption I'm making because the gun is made of stainless?
  2. sgb

    sgb New Member

    Jun 8, 2003
    Tallahassee Florida
    I believe that 39oz was the weight of the original 1911. Modern 1911's will vary from this due to manufacturing differances and materials used.

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