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New 1911 Book

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Kleanbore, Dec 19, 2010.

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  1. Kleanbore

    Kleanbore Moderator

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    I had a discount coupon and treated myself to a new book by Patrick Sweeney called "1911 The first 100 Years".

    It's a hardback, illustrated with great photos of the earliest Colt autos; the Belgian, British, Czech, French, German, Polish, and Soviet competitors; military and commercial Colt 1911 models; the other contractors; the Commander; Colt's attempts to win later contracts to replace the 1911; and a host of custom and other recent production versions. Good history from the beginning and into modern competition and LEO usage. Check this out:

    http://www.amazon.com/1911-First-Years-Patrick-Sweeney/dp/1440211159/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1292772287&sr=1-1

    It isn't your complete reference, in that (unless I skipped over it) there isn't a history of heat treatment methods.

    I've been enjoying it.
     
  2. harmon rabb

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    I'm about halfway through it. Very interesting book with a ton of cool pics.
     
  3. G27RR

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    It is a nice book. I picked up a copy a while back, too.
     
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