A little history from August 19, 1913 - J M Browning and the M1911 action
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    A little history from August 19, 1913 - J M Browning and the M1911 action

    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:

    https://www.ammoland.com/2019/08/thi...oves-the-1911/

    Here's a link to the PDF of the actual Browning patent:

    https://depatisnet.dpma.de/DepatisNe...582A&xxxfull=1
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy814 View Post
    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.
    Here's two contenders: Colt SAA.......................S&W HE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgungeezer View Post
    Here's two contenders: Colt SAA.......................S&W HE
    Not familiar with SAA, but for hand ejectors I know the action was changed from long action to a short action, and there were internal changes to the action that went with this. Also the newer revolvers no longer have the firing pin on the hammer, but now use a transfer bar type system to fire the gun. The 1911 is still being made, at least by some, just like it was after Brownings changes mentioned in the OP

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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.

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    And the Colt, of course, dates from 1873........way before the 1911.
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    Timeless designs.

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