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A question for the collective mind.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Catshooter, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Catshooter

    Catshooter Member

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    What was the earliest production DA/SA or DAO semi-auto pistol in .45 ACP?

    I can't recall any earlier than the H&K P9S, 1969ish.

    Thanks.


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  2. indy1919a4

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    We can go back alittle earlier with Smith & Wesson's 1917..
     
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  3. Catshooter

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    indy,

    I left out the 'semi-auto' part, sorry.


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  4. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator Staff Member

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    I shot of took it for granted as we were in the Autoloaders sub-forum
     
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  6. tarosean

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    Earliest would be the 1907 Knoble 45 Pistol a DAO version was submitted to the M1911 trials.
    Earliest DA/SA semi-auto was the Wiener Waffenfabrik or "Little Tom" in 1909. However none were made in 45acp.
     
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  7. 460Shooter

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    I would have called it the "Little Wiener".
     
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    I agree 460Shooter, and no little wieners are called for in this thread! :)


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    Well, except for the DA/SA or DAO part, yes you're correct.
     
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    If we leave out the Knoble, I think we need to reach all the way to SIG P220, which arrived in the 1970s. Its competitors only appeared in the 90s. So, in a way, the life of DA/SA .45 was really short. By the time CZ-97B and the like appeared, Glock was already a thing.
     
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  13. Catshooter

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    That's a cool video with a very cool pistol Nightlord40k, I'd not seen it before. Thanks.


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  14. Dustbowl

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    Smith and Wesson 645 came out in 1979. But you’re right HK beat most everyone to the DA/SA dance in 45acp.
     
  15. Catshooter

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    That's the way it looked to me Dustbowl. I was surprised to realize that an wondered if I was wrong. Guess not.


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