My new obsession, obtaining one of these! This is the predecessor to the famous colt 1911 handgun. You have to understand that almost every modern autoloading pistol in the world can trace it roots back to this design. It was designed by John M. Browning, the OG of badass firearms. This man, a Mormon no less, was responsable for almost all the iconic american gun designs, such as the BAR rifle (browning autoloading rifle), the lever-action shotgun (aka terminator 2 gun), the first gas operated machine gun, the colt 1900 and 1911 handguns, and the first auto loading shotgun (A5, I own one- its cool). He also invented the infamous 50 BMG round (Browning Machine Gun). Back to this gun: made by Colt in Hartford, CT. Chambered for 38 ACP, and is so simple compared to the 1911. If anyone wants to see one up close- New England Air Museum, first room, far right glass case….
December 29, 2010