Last edited by ian; 07-19-2010 at 10:53 PM.
Many American companies made the .45 1911 - Singer, Remington, etc., but this was for war-time measures to produce them in quantity as fast as possible.
Colt commercially marketed the 1911 only in the US and as a licenced product South America, as I recall, and possibly 1 or 2 other countries.
There were a couple of hand made 'one-off' or experimental FN Browning 1911's made in Belgium at FN, however.
yes you are correct nothing to do with browning FN
BUT designd by mr browning and the pattent sold to colt
like the m16 rifle designed by armelite pattent sold to colt
browning the man and browning FN are two diferent things
i think ? brownings most famouse design was the GP35 high power which he designed when he was employed by fabrik national
and i believe that was why the company used his name
i believe before that he was an independant designer very prolific more designes i believe than any one els
and he sold his designes to many many different companys
he allso was the man that came up with the double stack magazine design first used on the gp35 and now used on the beretta 92 series of pistols
his name was JON M BROWNING and his first design of the 1911 was made in 1906 but the us army trials held it back until 1911 when colt started the us government contract to produce the pistol
due to some financial cock up browning then left colt to go there own way
im not sure but i believe thats when he went to fabrik national FN
but dont forget he was an independant designer and he had allready sold designs to FN
Last edited by ian; 07-20-2010 at 07:28 PM.
Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.