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Old 02-25-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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Which Pistol was most influential?

C96 "Broom Handle" Mauser

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M1911


This is between these two. Others may follow.

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Old 02-25-2011, 08:36 PM   #2
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John Moses Browning for the win.

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The tilting barrel, locked breech design was the basis for most semi-auto pistols to follow.

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Considering the number of 1911's produced today vs the C-96, and the number of other pistol designs that have copied portions of the 1911,

I would have to say that it is not the Broomhandle.

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Is this even a question?

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The C96 Holster doubled as a Butt Stock!! Loved by Churchill. Was still used by the Russians in Afghanistan.

Mauser had a much cooler moustache than Browning.

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You made it a tough choice between beer and 1911. Can you redo this in a multiple choice?

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well in all honesty han solo used a c96 broomhandle mauser... its close but i had to vote 1911

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Which Pistol was most influential?

C96 "Broom Handle" Mauser

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M1911


This is between these two. Others may follow.

Neither. The second most copied handgun in the world is the CZ 75 The only reason that the 1911 is the most copied is because it had a HUGE head start.
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No one said most copied. The C96 was a favorite of Lawrence of Arabia and was used to kill the last Czar.

You can always choose HooRay Beer!!

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