Original U.S. WWII Navy .45 Colt 1911 Automatic Pistol Rack
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a fantastic condition WW2 issue wood and leather rack used aboard U.S. Navy Ships to store up to 6 Colt 1911A1 Automatic Pistols.
This excellent complete example is nicely marked on both sides:
.45 Cal Colt Auto. Pistol
Ord. Dr No 42807
MFG AT NAVY YEARD, PHILA, PA.
The U.S. procured around 2.7 million M1911 and M1911A1 pistols in military contracts during its service life. The M1911 was replaced by the 9 mm Beretta M9 pistol as the standard U.S. sidearm in October 1986, but due to its popularity among users, it has not been completely phased out. Modernized derivative variants of the M1911 are still in use by some units of the U.S. Army Special Forces and the U.S. Navy.
Designed by John Browning, the M1911 is the best-known of his designs to use the short recoil principle in its basic design. The pistol was widely copied, and this operating system rose to become the preeminent type of the 20th century and of nearly all modern centerfire pistols. It is popular with civilian shooters in competitive events such as USPSA, IDPA, International Practical Shooting Confederation, and Bullseye shooting. Compact variants are popular civilian concealed carry weapons in the U.S. because of the design's relatively slim width and the stopping power of the .45 ACP cartridge.
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