View Full Version : City Heat - A 1930s era oddity
07-18-2005, 07:40 PM
I just watched and reviewed the 1930s set comedy City Heat at www.frenchbrosreviews.com. If interested, you can read it under the Latest Reviews on the front page or look it up alphabetically in the Reviews Archive.
07-18-2005, 07:56 PM
I had forgotten about that movie. I remember it was fun to watch, but only because of Clint and Burt.
One thing about your review, MD - the first military issue of the Colt .45 ACP M1911 was in 1912, so they were around during Prohibition. Unless you're talking about a Colt .45 LC, in which case, the SAA had been around since 1873! :) Good review, though.
07-18-2005, 09:22 PM
Thanks for the info - I will correct accordingly - Don't know how that one got by me - Mike
EDIT: The review has been corrected. I must have been in the zone or something when I wrote that - As a WWI buff, I am well aware of the 1911's origins. I don't know what I was smoking. - Mike
07-18-2005, 09:59 PM
I think we tend to associate the M1911 more with WWII than earlier or later periods, just out of habit. Such a classic and efficient design that it had a looonnnggg service life. When did the Baretta replace it, late '80s, early '90s? Remarkable weapon.
07-21-2005, 08:27 AM
Yep, the Colt 1911 was around in 1912, but the front bushing and safety features were changed later, prior to WW2, and it became the 1911A1...two different models here. Anyone remember the year that change occurred. I've gone blank... :rolleyes: Regards! Michaelson
07-21-2005, 10:23 PM
Michaelson, I thought you were our resident firearms expert! :) I had to look it up. June 15, 1926 is when the M1911A1 went into production, incorporating the lessons learned from WWI.
07-22-2005, 07:03 AM
Expert? Not hardly, just a 'knower of things'....not ALL things....just... well.... things. (grins) At least I had the model change and prior to WW2 part right! ;) Regards! Michaelson
07-26-2005, 07:33 AM
If I remember correctly, there were two or three improvements made to the 1911 in 1926: one was a lenthened grip safety tang to prevent hammer bite to the hand, a second change was replacing the flat main spring housing with a curved one to allow a better grip, and the third change was a trigger finger relief cut-out on the frame next to the trigger.
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