Remington Rand 1911
The Remington-Rand 1911 was one of the more plebian firearms on display!
This is a WWII issue 1911 that was adrift at sea following a naval battle. It's a little worse for wear (the front sight fell off too!) but we were joking that if we could find a safe backstop, we could insert a magazine from one of the carry 1911s and it would work fine.
Yes. You're seeing that correctly. That's the fourth Colt 1911 ever made...
Savage of 1911
That's the other gun considered for service in 1911, the Savage model of 1911. It's an improved Model H, and was found to be easier to strip than the Colt, but less reliable. Interesting how things could have turned out, no?
Colt 1907, one of the intermediate firearms in the development of the 1911.
The DWM Luger was submitted as one of the potential designs, albeit reluctantly (they apparently thought we were going to copy the fragile and complicated Luger action - which we promptly did).
I have to admit I don't remember what this gun was. It's design obviously influenced the Hi-Standard target 22 pistol of later generations, and elements can be seen in the Automag. Anyone know what this is? Tam?
And here are the lucky folks who got to play with the guns:
Man, that was fun - Many thanks to the NRA for allowing us this rare opportunity...
That is all.