Colt 1911

<b>1911</b> The Colt 1911, designed by John Browning, the first mass-produced semiautomatic pistol, becomes the U.S. Army issued firearm until the '80s and is still produced in West Hartford.<br><br>
CAPTION: A World War I Colt semi-automatic from the Connecticut State Library collection.

( Patrick Raycraft / Hartford Courant )

1911 The Colt 1911, designed by John Browning, the first mass-produced semiautomatic pistol, becomes the U.S. Army issued firearm until the '80s and is still produced in West Hartford.

CAPTION: A World War I Colt semi-automatic from the Connecticut State Library collection.

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