Firearms 

A Brief History of the Colt M1911 .45 ACP Pistol

The original Colt .45 ACP was the 1905 pistol that featured a “spur” type hammer and short grip. The slide was locked by a pin near the muzzle end of the gun, just above the frame. The Model 1911, an improvement on the 1905 design, incorporated a longer, more angled grip and a grip safety. The pinned slide was replaced by the barrel bushing system.

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Firearms 

MP36 Machine Pistol

The revolutionary MP38 machine pistol made its combat debut with the German blitzkrieg attack on Poland that began on 1 September 1939. Other than any self-inflicted casualties on the German troops from the MP38’s limited safety system, the weapon was a huge success.

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