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Old 08-11-2010, 12:16 PM
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I think you can see just how complicated this is getting. We have companies that made complete pistols and those that made only frames and/or slides. However, in the case of a few companies like Essex and Caspian so many pistols have been built using their components over the years that many people believe they made the complete weapons themselves.
Caspian did, in the '80s, make complete pistols. Or, they were serious enough about doing it that they sent complete pistols to be tested by the gunrags. I have a Caspian road test, from G&A magazine, from the mid-'80s.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:03 PM
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Additional 1911 Branded Handguns

A few more:

Briley
Cylinder & Slide
D & L Sports
Freedom Arms
Griffon Combat
Hero Guns
Infinity
Metro Arms
Mitchell
Nowlin
Ranger
S.A.M.
Valtro
Victory Arms

May reconsider LLama too, they offered the Max-1 which was a much closer 1911 clone than their earlier guns. See American Rifleman, June 1995.

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Old 09-05-2010, 11:20 AM
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Thete was talk at one time of h&k building one anyone have any intel on that?
The general thought in the H&K community is, not going to happen.There has been talk of H&K making a striker fired,but just rumors so far.


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Old 09-09-2010, 09:52 AM
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Ok, maybe this reply should be a new thread, but I'm not sure. In any event, I noticed the following on the wiki page:
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In 1915, Fabrique Nationale in Belgium signed a contract allowing Norway to manufacture the M1911.
Why would Norway need to sign a contract with FN? Didn't Colt hold the patents to the M1911? Or did FN have European rights or something?
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:36 PM
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It's actually Metro Arms, in Manila. They make the American Classic and used to make the Firestorm, that brand has been discontinued. They made it for Bersa.

I own a American Classic, and have shot the Firestorm a good bit, a friend of mine has one. Both are well made, very accurate, and are damned good shooters, for a great price. My grandson keeps trying to take mine home, he loves that pistol.
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:51 PM
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I dont know for a fact about FN and the 1911 but John browning and FN went wat back together FN even has a little snippet of some of the things they were partners together on their website http://www.fnherstal.com/index.php?id=655
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:16 AM
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Double Star?

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Old 10-27-2010, 04:19 PM
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llamas made in spain
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:44 PM
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:04 PM
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I'm pretty sure that Llama's aren't made anywhere now, unfortunately.
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:06 AM
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Is this a new one for the list?
Interstate Arms, Regent 1911-A1
Made in Turkey, current production
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:08 AM
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... I have a Caspian road test, from G&A magazine, from the mid-'80s.
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:54 PM
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:51 AM
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Metro Arms Corp. (Philippines)
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:15 AM
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Makes some nice lookin Turkish 1911's.
http://www.trabzonsilah.com/eng/index.php
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:18 AM
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AUSTRALIAN PRECISION ARMS

Probably went out of business after the gun bans.
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Old 01-03-2011, 01:37 PM
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Thanks, I'll update the list as soon as I have time. The number of different manufacturers in simply unbelievable. They say the Glock is the AK of handguns, but I think the 1911 is because it's the only handgun made by almost as many different manufacturers and countries as the AK. I guess it depends on how you figure that.
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:25 AM
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You should probably distinguish between brands and actual manufacturers which can get complicated.
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:09 AM
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Star Astra

How about the Spanish Star Astra.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:46 PM
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In Italy there 's ADC ArmiDalleraCustom

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Old 03-08-2011, 02:12 PM
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Brolin Arms? Not sure if they made their own frames.
The frames were stamped "J.P.E." J.P.E stands for Jay's Pacific Enterprise. Essex manufactured Brolin's first frames. Not quite sure who made them after Essex.

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Old 03-09-2011, 02:06 PM
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Taylors & Co. Firearms (appears to be rebadged ARMSCOR 1911s)
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:29 PM
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Hartford 1911

I have a Hartford 1911 made by DGC Custom and sold by EMF. EMF doesn't have any more though.
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:53 AM
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:15 PM
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