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How a Handgun Works: 1911 .45 - Animagraffs

How a Handgun Works: 1911 .45 - Animagraffs
The model 1911 handgun is named for the year it was formally adopted by the U.S. Army – and while it was replaced as an official service weapon in 1985, it’s still massively popular. Various manufacturers have created their own take on the 1911, but its basic function and operation remains in place over 100 years after its inception. Our 3D animated infographics attract thousands of viewers. Want one? Let's chat! Follow Animagraffs: email, twitter, facebook.

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