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 “Collectors Guide to Colt .45 Service Pistols, Models of 1911 and 1911A1” Enlarged and revised 3rd edition 2003 By Charles W. Clawson. This book is the required text for any serious collectors of “M1911/M1911A1 pistols”, and is a subset of the larger more comprehensive text "Colt .45 Service Pistols" by the same author that is out of print.  This Collectors Guide contains most or all of the essential information needed by the novice or advanced collector alike of these fine pistols.  Anyone contemplating the purchase of a 1911/1911A1 military pistol should consider the entire text required reading if they wish to avoid the pitfalls of the rampant fakery seen in todays collector market.

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The Model 1911 and Model 1911A1 Military and Commercial Pistols (Perfect Paperback)

by Joe Poyer (Author), Craig Riesch (Editor), Technical Adviser (Editor), Karl Karash (Editor)

The Model 1911 and Model 1911A1 Military and Commercial Pistols is 544 pages long. It includes 82 tables detailing parts and markings and 673 photographs and drawings. An eight page color insert shows rarely seen examples of the Model 1911 and Model 1911A1.


 

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The Gun Digest Book of the 1911 Volume 2
By
Patrick Sweeney
In exhaustive detail, The Gun Digest Book of The 1911, Volume 2 gives shooting enthusiasts, military buffs and competition shooters expanded information for using and upgrading the 1911, including reviews of the latest models, new factory ammunition and test-fire evaluations for more than 20 additional pistols. This enhanced new volume also gives readers technical specifications including trigger pull, chamber depth and weight for this new collection of pistols. This second volume completes the story of the 1911 for anyone interested in customizing the classic John Browning design. -350 detailed photos for easy identification -Performance reviews for 20+ additional pistols give enthusiasts valuable field data -Technical specifications for each model aid in customizing efforts

 

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The Gun Digest Book of the 1911 Volume 1
by Patrick Sweeney

 

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Gunsmithing - Pistols & Revolvers
By Patrick Sweeney
Patrick Sweeney has given pistol and revolver owners everywhere the information they need to not only work on their own handguns if they choose, but readers will also understand the options available if they decide to use the services of a gunsmith. Pistol shooters at all levels of the sport should read this book to get a complete understanding of the mechanical workings, limitations and possible refinements of their handguns. It should be in every shooter's library.

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The Government Models: The Development of the Colt Model of 1911
by William H. Goddard
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Standard Catalog Of Military Firearms -- 3rd Edition
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Book Description: For military historians and 1911 collectors with a section covering the  M1911/M1911A1 written by Karl Karash. This inclusive reference is a key resource to nearly all the military firearms available to U.S. collectors. Standard Catalog of Military Firearms features listings for firearms manufactured in 1870 through the present. This is the latest edition published in December of 2005!


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Model 1911 Automatic Pistol - Hardcover
By Robert Campbell - 4 Star Amazon Rating
Don Lewis, Leader Times, March 23, 2007
There are many...interesting facts in the new book, and the reader should enjoy finding them. There are 28 chapters covering this famous Army pistol, and the book is a must for any gun collector or pistol shooter. The book covers all subjects of this popular firearm -- from its history to disassembly, maintenance items and tests.

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Complete Guide to United States Military Combat Shotguns by Bruce Canfield, 2007 Publish Date -From the famed Winchester M97 to the Mossberg and beyond! It's all in here! Expanded and updated coverage of American combat shotguns with three times the information found in the author's previous best-selling book on this topic. An absolutely huge collector's guide! 312 pages packed with the latest data that collectors have been demanding. Hundreds of detailed photographs show you the specific features that you need to recognize in order to identify fakes and assembled guns. Over 500 photos and illustrations, 312 pages, 8.5" x 11". Hardcover $49.99 + p/h



 


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U.S. Infantry Weapons of World War II by Bruce Canfield- The definitive study - covering everything that was carried into combat by the Army or Marines, including the M1 Garand, the Bazooka, the Government Model .45 Automatic, the M1 Carbine, the Thompson Submachine Gun, "Grease Gun" and more. 303 pages, 417 photos. Special "collector notes" in each chapter! 8.5" x 11"

U.S. Infantry Weapons of World War II

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A Study of Colt’s New Army and Navy Pattern Double Action Revolvers 1889—1908 By Robert Best  -- More info - CLICK HERE --

The first work of its kind, “A Study…” is a detailed look into Colt’s development and production of the Double Action Swing Out Cylinder New Army and Navy series revolvers. Civilian model production, U.S. Army and Navy models and contracts, and other Government organizations using these revolvers are all covered in this book. In depth research by the author into Colt’s shipping records, and the Government Archives is used to document the material presented.

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Standard Catalog of Military Firearms 1870 to the Present: The Collector's Price & Reference Guide (Standard Catalog of Military Firearms) Second Edition (Latest Published)
by Ned Schwing with a section covering the  M1911/M1911A1 written by Karl Karash.
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Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms and Their Values 8th Edition
By Norm Flayderman; Paperback
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Truly the best reference and price guide available for antique American arms. The combination of historical reference, vastness of scope, and authoritative pricing make this the ultimate antique American arms value guide. Identify and price more than 4,000 antique American firearms manufactured between 1850 and 1900, using two grades of condition. A detailed history of firearms adds to the reader's knowledge of how a specific gun is priced.

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Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson
by Jim Supica, Richard Nahas
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Collectors of Smith & Wesson products cannot be without this book! More than 775 models of guns and variations produced by Smith & Wesson since 1857 are completely listed according to model and year of manufacture with accurate, updated prices in up to five grades of condition. Production and historical notes provide important background data for determining rarity.

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Standard Catalog of Military Firearms 1870 to the Present: The Collector's Price & Reference Guide (Standard Catalog of Military Firearms) Premiere Edition - 2002
by Ned Schwing with a section covering the  M1911/M1911A1 written by Karl Karash.

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Handgun Workout--DVD
By Lenny Magill - 5 Start Review Rating!

This program shows you how to practice self-defense shooting techniques correctly. You'll learn and understand the three most important shooting techniques needed for fast, accurate, defensive shooting; presentation of the handgun, trigger control and drawing from concealment. If you want to become a faster, more accurate shooter you need to practice, this program gives you the information you need to practice smarter and get better in the shortest amount of time!


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Tactical Pistol Training Tips
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Tactical Pistol Training Tips is designed to help you take your defensive pistol training to the next level. With content developed by Rob Pincus, director of the world famous Valhalla Training Center, this DVD will help you make your training more effective! Featuring drills and training tips never before available on DVD!


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Icon The Civil War - A Film by Ken Burns
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IconWorld War II: The War Chronicles (1998) A&E and the History Channel's War Chronicles includes fascinating documents of many understudied parts of World War II, such as the Battle of Peleliu. Each of the seven cassettes in this series produced for television carries two one-hour episodes - This item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.

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