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This handgun was a first, what was it?
I found it. 1914, Jager & Company, the first known use of sheet metal in pistol manufacture.

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I found it. 1914, Jager & Company, the first known use of sheet metal in pistol manufacture.

Yes Way to Go Clermont! mfg a firearm with the sheet metal stamping process 1914 Jager.
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British proof marks. Any firearms manufactured in Britain for commercial sales, any British military firearms, in Britain, released for commercial sales, or any military or commercial firearms, manufactured outside Britain must be proofed in one of the two proof houses in England and have commercial proof marks applied. Owning an M1 rifle, M1 carbine, Thompson sub-machine gun, Colt Government .45 ACP pistol, or any other U.S. weapon used in WWII that has British proof marks doesn't necessarily mean it was a WWII Lend Lease weapon. Although it may have been Lend Lease, with additional investigation, chances are it most likely passed through Britain, in the 1950s or 60s requiring proofing, on it's way to U.S. mail order catalogs in the pre Gun Control Act of 1968 era. Samuel Cummings, owner of InterArmCo, later InterArms of Alexandria, Virginia, acquired Cogswell & Harrison in 1959 for the purpose of inspection and refurbishing of surplus weapons, by the hundred of thousands, that Cummings was purchasing through out the world. Cummings used a facility in Manchester to accomplish this. This meant all weapons arriving at Manchester, even though eventually would leave Great Britain, would, by law, require British proofing. There are two proof houses in England, the London and the Birmingham Proof Houses. The London Proof House marking on the barrel, of modern firearms, consists of a raised arm holding a scimitar above the letters NP(Nitro Proof), in addition to other markings. Unfortunately, there is no way of dating, by year, when a firearm was proofed at the London Proof House. The Birmingham Proof House marking on the barrel, of modern firearms, consists of a crown above the letters BNP(Birmingham Nitro Proof), in addition to other marks. Fortunately, one of the additional marks placed on the barrel by the Birmingham Proof House identifies the year the firearm was proofed. The mark consists of crossed lances or a circle with either one or two letters over a number. The number identifies the inspector, the letter, or letters, identifies the year of proofing. This mark is a "private proof mark". Anyone with a Birmingham proofed firearm will now be able to know when his firearm was proofed.

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Colt trivia. In what year did Colt introduce the .22 cal. Woodsman semi-automatic pistol?
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A Hundred years ago next year !.................

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holy tomoly, I'll call me brudda and see ifn he still has his.......I doubt it thow......Dang fool swapped or sold antiques just to feed his beagles............
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holy tomoly, I'll call me brudda and see ifn he still has his.......I doubt it thow......Dang fool swapped or sold antiques just to feed his beagles............
They were made clear up into the late 70`s...................
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Which Series 1, 2, or 3 ?...................Series One in 1915.............
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Which Series 1, 2, or 3 ?...................Series One in 1915.............
The question has to do with the 1st series, but 1915 is incorrect.
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