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How a Colt 1911-A1 was made in 1942

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Wonderful article on the manufacturing process of a Colt 1911-A1 in 1942.
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Wonderful is the right word! I always knew this was an intense process, but to read the details and see the step-by-step building is truly enlightening. Imagine such mass produced quality back then even. There didn't appear to be any shortcuts to building Colts for America's finest.
I really enjoy reading articles like this. American ingenuity in manufacture. Good stuff.
What a Treasure!

I like how the tech data sheet shows what Steels were used for which parts too.

Thanks for posting this!
Thanks for the download. Very interesting. Jeff
I love Colt's...unfortunately (it hurts to talk about it)..I got rid of a Colt Series 70 .45 satin nickel finish with factory Colt embossed Pachmyer grips......I really want that pistol back....UGH!!! Been look at the new MARSOC .45 and I want one bad....a least I have my 6920 to hug on!!!
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