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.
Guns of the “Devil Dogs”: U.S. Marine Corps Small Arms Of World War I
The U.S. Marines in France would earn the name “Teufelshunde” or “Devil Dogs” from the Germans they faced. The Marines fought five major battles during World War I, mostly with the same small arms used by the U.S. Army, but with a few exceptions.
The Colt Marine Pistol
Although the M1911A1 in .45 ACP was superseded in 1985 by the M9 as the official sidearm of the U.S. military, the U.S. Marine Corps has adopted an updated version of the gun-the M45 CQB, or, in its civilian version, the Marine-for some special operations troops.
Colt's Government Model 22 Long Rifle
Colt’s Government Model 22 is a low-cost training alternative that retains the looks and handling of a full-sized M1911.