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Old 04-11-2011, 01:22 PM
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Since I guess we can add Ruger to the list as well I'd better update it the next opportunity.
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Old 04-16-2011, 06:38 AM
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Peter Stahl Germany

They were big in the 80's and I had one.
The dual extractors were one of the visible trademarks of this 1911.
Which was on the other side the cause of stove pipe malfunctions.
The problem was that dirt built up under the extractors would get that thick that they would fail to extract. You had to disassemble the extractors and clean below them.
More interesting was the fact, that this 1911 had a link less barrel.
It had a tip down barrel system like most modern firearms like Glock, Sig Sauer, HK and so on.
Can't find direct company information anymore, seems like they went out of business.
My personal estimation would be below 10K weapons built.
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Old 04-19-2011, 01:57 AM
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List updated 4/18. I'm sure there are still more we haven't thought of yet.
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:07 AM
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Almost a 100 companies!
That makes maybe not in numbers but for sure in manufacturers the most produced handgun in the world.
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:19 AM
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Looks like Ruger just added a 1911 according to their website.....

http://www.ruger.com/products/sr1911/models.html

Hmmm....

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Old 04-19-2011, 03:21 AM
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Looks like Ruger just added a 1911 according to their website.....

http://www.ruger.com/products/sr1911/models.html

Hmmm....

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Already on the list!
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:20 AM
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:09 AM
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Don't forget this guy.

http://www.pistoldynamics.com/
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:41 AM
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Didn't Pachmayr built 1911 in the 70's or did they only customize 1911's?
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Old 06-08-2011, 08:35 AM
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Wow just what I was looking for!!!
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:41 PM
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my lar grizzley

my grizzley is in 45 win magum. i reload it with 200 grain jacketed bullets. from 200 pounds to 1000 pounds of muzzle energy. i think the serial #is 67 i just love it. its my overgrown 45 its my 12 gun in 45 calber
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:27 PM
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Browning introduced a 1911 in 45 this year as part of their 100 year Commemorative set.

Oops, link died, try this one:

http://www.browning.com/products/cat...1&tid=800&bg=x

Maximus Arms

http://maximusarms.com/

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Old 07-19-2011, 10:12 AM
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Cabot Gun

http://cabotgun.com/

I think Ithaca and this company are related.
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:00 AM
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Custom 1911's

Reader Custom Guns From Flagstaff AZ
www.reedercustomguns.com/
Gemni Customs is another one i haven't seen on the list
Just an update Cimmaron falls under Armscor as Well as Rock Island and Citadel formly know as Charles Daly

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Old 07-26-2011, 01:01 PM
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Are Obregons/Ballester Molinas considered 1911s?

" I'm attempting to list all current and former 1911 manufacturers. It may not even be possible to create a complete and accurate list, given all the small one-man shops and cross-branding. However if anyone can think of one that I missed, please add it to this thread and I'll update the main list when possible. I'm leaving out companies that only made 1911-inspired designs, such as Coonan, Llama and Star. I know it's hard to define exactly what defines a 1911 anyway, but if they share virtually no major parts with a Colt 1911 then I don't think they qualify."
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Is the Mexican Obregon pistol considered a 1911 derivative?
How about the Argentine Ballester Molina?
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Old 08-22-2011, 11:02 PM
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Neither the Obregon nor the Ballester-Molina are 1911-type pistols, although they look similar. Very few (if any) parts will interchange with a standard US military 1911 or Argentine Sistema.

BTW I just updated the list again.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:58 AM
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Karl Lippard Fine Firearms Design

Karl Lippard Designs

http://karllippard.com/military/


He claims his 1911s are accurate for offensive combat use up to 400 yards, total parts interchangeability and a lifetime warranty. Expected firearm life of 150,000 rounds. He says he is effective with it to 600 yards.
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:08 PM
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Neither the Obregon nor the Ballester-Molina are 1911-type pistols, although they look similar. Very few (if any) parts will interchange with a standard US military 1911 or Argentine Sistema.

BTW I just updated the list again.
Good work it totally knocks me off guard to see just how many people make one that we know about.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:01 PM
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You can also add Perkins Custom Llc www.perkinscustomllc.com & or www.southforkarms.com
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:46 PM
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A few more:



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.
Had a Llama 1911 was good and reliable
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:24 PM
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Here's another: http://www.tanfoglio.it/eng/catalogo...ness-1911.html
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:13 PM
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1911 Manufacturers

I bought a 1911 from MS Safari firearms in Arizona in the middle 60's. The later Safari Arms in Washington seems to be an outgrowth from this. This is kinda fuzzy but it's the best I remember.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:30 PM
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Christensen.

http://www.christensenarms.com/handgun-pistol
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:05 PM
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Had a Llama 1911 was good and reliable
I'm getting my first 45 this Thursday, a Llama Max-I CF (compact frame). It is as close to a pure 1911 as I can afford right now. I bought a bunch of guns this year and really wasn't looking for another, but it was so cheap and pristine, I couldn't resist. I also have 3 Stars in 9mm. With the exception of no grip safety, the take-down, general appearance, feel, and accuracy are very close to a 1911.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:24 AM
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Just added a few more to the list, including the various .22LR copies. They're close enough to a 1911 that most of them share grips and many other small parts.
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