Colt Mk IV Series 80 in .45ACP
A reliable and accurate single action handgun which makes for a great plinker or target handgun.
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 9mm 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, the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.
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 stopping power of the .45 ACP cartridge.
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The MKb.42(H) (Maschinen Karabiner 42 (Haenel)) was one of two prototype assault rifle designs chambered in the intermediate 7.92x33mm Kurz round. It was the result of a 1939 contract for a new service weapon that fit the role of the modern assault rifle and came to fruition in 1942. It would eventually lead to the venerable Maschinenpistole/Sturmgewehr 44 - arguably the first modern assault rifle.
The MKb.42(H) shared many common features with the StG 44. However, differences included the fact that the MKb.42(H) fired from the open bolt rather than the closed bolt and that it used a recess for the operating handle as a safety rather than a lever selector. Additionally, the gas expansion chamber over the barrel that connects directly to the front sight post was removed in later models.
The MKb.42(H) saw combat as early as April 1942 during the battle of Kholm Pocket where 35 were parachuted to 5,500 encircled German soldiers in Kholm, Russia.
This illustration is a vectorization of a photograph that was sourced from ModernFirearms.net. I was not able to ascertain the original photographer.