1911 info

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by genecrist1234, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. genecrist1234

    genecrist1234 New Member

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    I'm becoming obsessed with the 1911 and I know John Browning designed it but did Browning make the first ones or did Colt. Thanks, Gene.
     

  2. genecrist1234

    genecrist1234 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I have the article on Browning and from the visit to his home (in the forums) I'm assuming Browning did not build the first one but I'm still confused as to who did. (not unusual for me to be confused.) gene
     
  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    The very FIRST 1911 may have been made by John Browning- as a prototype- but John Moses was a designer. The gun was actually produced by Colt.

    Just as his OTHER designs were produced by Winchester, Remington, Fabrique Nationial, etc.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1911_pistol
     
  4. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Don't get more right than that--
     
  5. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    This guy posts on 1911 addicts at times. Best info there is. He has a great collection of older 1911's.

    http://www.m1911info.com/
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Yep he does have some very good info.

    And if you were asking if the 1911 was first made by the Browning Firearms Company (and not John Moses himself) the company did not come into existence until 1927. It was formed to market the NON MILITARY designs of JMB.
     
  7. genecrist1234

    genecrist1234 New Member

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    You did good. That's the answer I was looking for. Thanks Gene