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20 March 2012
Top, an Iver Johnson Safety Hammer Automatic (3rd Model) made in 1911.
Bottom, a Springfield Armory M1911 A1 GI designed in 1911.
It's amazing how enduring guns are. It's also interesting that .32 S&W was considered perfectly adequate for self defense back then and it's beneath contempt today. I've read that the main reason for the shift is the advances in trauma medicine over the years. In 1911 transportation to the hospital might be a lot slower than today and even if you got there in time; an infection could end you even if the bullet didn't do it directly. It made one more reluctant to get shot in the first place, I expect.