Yesterday was the 105th anniversary of the US Patent office issuing the patent to John M. Browning on the improved action of the M1911 pistol.
Here's a story on this:
Here's a link to the PDF of the actual Browning patent:
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Are there any other handgun designs, other than the 1911, still in production after 105 years? I can think of any. Even the revolvers lock works and firing mechanism have changed since then.
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Jonesy S&W doesn't use a transfer bar. It is a hammer block that retracts when the trigger is pulled. It's a common misconception.
And the Colt, of course, dates from 1873........way before the 1911.
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