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    .45 ACP vs. 10mm for Hunting

    Re .45 auto legendary stopping power: it ain’t so. If you believe in it, take your favorite .45 load out to the woods and shoot a couple of porcupines. It’s a great cartridge but it’s not magic.
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    .45 ACP vs. 10mm for Hunting

    Good effort, though a cautionary note helps a bit. The reference to Elmer Keith’s loads in the .44 Special being 18.5 grains of 2400 is out of date. That load was developed in balloon head cases, which haven’t been made since before WW2. To safely load the .44 Special to +p levels, using Elmer’s...
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    Does This Gun Prove That John Moses Browning Got the 1911 Wrong?

    Re Joe’s mind and the BHP - a number of folks have said that when you carefully examine the BHP it seems to show having been designed for a slightly bigger cartridge than the 9x19. Chief suspect is the 9.65 Browning, FN’s version of the 9.8 Colt.
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    Does This Gun Prove That John Moses Browning Got the 1911 Wrong?

    It is my understanding that the 1911 .45 ACP was a parallel development with the 1910 Colt in 9.8mm that was developed for European military trials. Fired a 130 gr bullet at 1300 fps, IIRC. This 1910 Colt is usually described as being a 3/4 or 7/8 size version of the 1911. 4 examples are known...
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    Germany’s Secret Submachine Gun: The MP34

    Contrary to some of the info in the article, the MP34 was widely used by Austrian troops fighting with the German Army in N Africa against the British and US. Per Roy Dunlap in his book “Ordnance Went Up Front”, those he encountered while working with the British on captured Axis weapons were...
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    America’s Unsung World War II Hero: The M1917 Rifle

    Maybe I missed it in the article, but the 1917 saw WW II service in Alaska. The 1917 was the rifle used to arm the Alaska Territorial Guard or the Eskimo Scouts. IIRC, they were allowed to keep them after the war.