Colt 1911 self-loading pistol .45″ ACP

01. Original name Colt Automatic Pistol Cal.45 Army Model  
02. Other official names US Pistol Automatic.45 Mod1911  
03. Popular names Colt 1911 Colt .45 Auto  
04. Chamberings .45 Automatic Colt Pistol. Rimless Case. Round Nose full metal Jacket bullet  
05. Designed by John Browning/Colt refined from an earlier 1910 Model Browning .45 Auto  
06. Design date 1911  
07. In service date(s) Issued from early 1912 to present in many areas of the world and civilian use  
08. Adopted by US. And following WW1 many other countries and organisations both Military and Civil. Many made under Licence in the home countries  
09. Production quantities In the US by the end of WW2 said to be 2.7 Million. During WW1 over 700,000 being produced  
10. Mechanism Single Action Semiautomatic Blowback Pistol. Both Grip and Frame mounted safety. 7 Round magazine. Fixed sights 9”Long  
11. Weight 1100gm/ 2lb 6ozs with empty Magazine  
12. Mountings   
13. Practicality in action A rugged powerful and accurate Pistol with easily changed Magazine. Firing a 15gm/ 230gr jacketed bullet @250m/Sec 800ft sec.  
14. Comments / Other information During WW1 the UK ordered 1911 Goverment models from Colt in a different calibre of .455 Auto differing in having a semi rimmed case slightly longer, a jacketed bullet of different profile with slightly less power. This round as used in the 1913 Webly Auto pistol and exclusive to those 2 pistols both with Limited production. The design later being adapted to many other calibres used until the present day.