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Developed by Colt back in the 1930s. The rate of fire is listed at 700 rounds per minute (For comparison, the Glock 18 ROF is 1200 rounds per minute):

The curved magazine is pretty unique looking on a handgun!

Notorious gangster John Dillinger (who the recent movie Public Enemies is based on) and his gang had a similar weapon in their arsenal, only theirs was converted to .38 super.

Notice the fully auto M1911A1 has the same foregrip as Dillinger’s Thompson Sub machine gun does in the movie poster.  This is obviously for better controll with such a high rate of fire.

There are a number of pictures of the Dillinger M1911A1 floating around, but this one is the best quality I have saved (Click picture to enlarge):

Pretty classy looking if you ask me!

Hat Tip: TheFirearmBlog (Steve doesn’t think this gun is practical, but I do!)

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Speaking of John Dillinger related items

This photograph was taken at FBI headquarters in Washington DC.

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Notice this modified Colt government model M1911A1 pistol in caliber .38 Super. It has been modified to use a Colt Thompson vertical foregrip, extended ported barrel, high capacity box magazine, and fired fully automatic.

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Crown Point jail – Indiana (March 3, 1934)

While awaiting trial for the alleged murder of an East Chicago policeman, the police boasted to area newspapers that the jail was escape-proof and posted extra guards to make sure Dillinger couldn’t escape.  Dillinger was able to secretly carve a wooden gun (pictured) from the top of a wooden washboard and coat it with black shoe polish. Using it, he was able to trick a guard into opening his cell. He then took two men hostage, rounded up all the guards in the jail, locked them in his cell, and fled. Dillinger stole Sheriff Lillian Holley’s new Ford car, embarrassing her and the town, and traveled to Chicago.

Other Dillinger articles up for auction at Heritage Auction Galleries – HERE

Hat Tip: SayUncle Blog

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