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The Springfield & Colt Model 1911 Hybrid: A Result Of WWI Production Issues

During World War I, production shortages and equipment shortages placed a large burden on the manufacture of arms in the United States. This included M1911 pistol production by Colt, which developed an interesting hybrid with Springfield Armory to alleviate shortages.

Shedding New Light on the “Air Service” Springfield M1903

There has been confusion and speculation about the M1903 Springfield “Stripped for Air Service.” Documents from the National Archives explain the why, how many were made, and how the “Air Service ’03” was obsolete before it was even made.

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