Early 45 ACP Ruby

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The Spanish company Gabilondo y Urresti, later to become known as Llama, introduced this locked-breech .45 ACP copy of the Colt 1911 in 1924. It was not a slavish copy, however, and introduced a captive recoil spring which would be the inspiration for that feature in the Polish Vis-35 and many later pistols.

By 1927, fewer than a thousand has sold, and it was decided that a new very that was a closer copy of the 1911 was introduced (in several calibers, including .45 ACP, 9x19, and 9x23) which would become very popular as the Llama pistol.

Related:

Development of the Colt 1911 Pistol: https://www.full30.com/video/25ca196aff83b39369aa0cee0698f2e9
Vietnamese Cride 1911 Copy: https://www.full30.com/video/26af935a06ba809abe6b449d61e89394
Supersized Ruby Plus Ultra: https://www.full30.com/video/653c33384abe1465700cef55398144db


Category: Firearm Reviews Uploaded: 10/05/2016

 
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