Cover of the book 1911/1911A1 Pistols (3rd Ed.)
1911/1911A1 Pistols (3rd Ed.)
By:   Poyer
Price:   $ 32.50
Book Description: 
The Model 1911 and Model 1911A1
Military and Commercial Pistols,
by Joe Poyer.

New 2017 3rd Ed. now 543 pages!!! UPDATED & EXPANDED, numerous revisions made. New pages of all new information models, variations, frame and slide markings, serial numbers and finishes to assist with proper identification and accurate determination of authenticity.

This is the new (IMHO) best book on the Colt Model 1911 pistol ... Military AND Commercial Models. Draws from and elaborates on ALL previous Colt Model 1911 books including Charlie Clawson's great works. My #1 selling book in 2008!!! #1 for Shooting Gallery Books---2008!!! Book was edited by a personal friend who I know KNOWS Colt 1911's...Karl Karash. Karl KNOWS these guns...he has them, 100's of them and has collected them all his life. The Colt 1911 IS Karl's LIFETIME passion. This book is an ABSOLUTE must for ALL serious Colt 1911 collectors, aficionados and historians. In the "Northcape 5.5"x8.5" 'handbook' format. Collectors only series...must haves.

Covers ALL models and variations...all manufacturers. Plus magazines, accoutrements, ammo, accessories, tools, web-gear, grips, holsters, etc., etc., etc. Production data, serialization/dates of manufacture, markings, finishes, inspector marks, exploded diagrams, takedown, etc. In the Northcape tradition...."what's correct" and what's not....by model, manufacturer, and serial number.

If you don't have this book and you collect Colt Model 1911 pistols, you're making a HUGE MISTAKE. Get this immediately....you will NOT be diappointed....$$$ back guarantee!!!

543 pages, 700+ photos, 5.5"x8.5", softcover.

(2017, Northcape Publications)

From the author...


Nearly five years in preparation, our newest book in the For Collectors Only series examines John Browning's most famous pistol from barrel bushing to hammer to lanyard loop on a part-by-part basis.

As always in the For Collectors Only series any change or variation in a part is described by serial number range, making it possible to determine the authenticity of any Model 1911 or Model 1911A1 by year of manufacture.

The Model 1911 and Model 1911A1 Military and Commercial Pistols is 522 pages. It includes 82 tables detailing parts and markings and 672 photos and drawings. An eight page color insert includes rarely seen examples of the Model 1911 and Model 1911A1.

Parts are described in chapters organized by assemblyreceiver, slide and magazine. Each part of each assemblytrigger system, magazine release, sights, etc are then described complete with markings and other identifying characteristics. Parts are differentiated by model and manufacturer, i.e. Colt, Springfield Armory, Remington Arms-UMC, Singer, Ithaca , Remington Rand and Union Switch & Signal. All Colt model and variation parts are also described where they differ from the .45 ACP part.

All military and commercial markings are listed by date or serial number range of use. Serial numbers are listed in twenty-six individual tables both by military and the individual commercial models, and by other manufacturers. An appendix contains a serial number listing organized both by manufacturing and shipping date. Serial numbers for British military, Canadian, Argentine, Norwegian, and Russian military pistols are also given.

Individual chapters and appendices provide detailed examinations of markings on receivers, slides and barrels, including military inspection and commercial markings, and photographs of all slide markings. Finishes are discussed for both military and commercial pistols by serial number ranges. Accoutrements and accessories are thoroughly explored and photographed including all belts, magazine pockets, and holsters .

A complete listing of all U.S. military Model 1912, 1916, M3, M7, and M15 holster manufacturers is included. U.S. military-issue ammunition in .45 ACP is described in detail. A photo-illustrated assembly/disassembly procedure shows the most efficient way to service the pistol.

(2008, Northcape Publications)