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Thread: Carving .45 caliber automatics out of steel wwii union switch and signal movie 44524

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    Carving .45 caliber automatics out of steel wwii union switch and signal movie 44524

    Just found this beautiful video in another board I belong to.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7XUtgIVo7k
    Be well.
    Sergio
    Before you start collecting 1911s ... buy books! Collect "quality" not something that you'll be forever making excuses for, and buy the gun not the story behind it.
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    Great video. I don't know who would have won the best Mom contest between some one that built airplanes or 1911s back then. I'm kinda partial to both.

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    MY Mom worked at the B24 plant.
    http://www.jeffcohistory.com/newsletter_apr_12_pg4.html
    In the office, not with Rosie the Riveter.

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    At around 7:20 you can see a frame being marked with the inspector's stamp [somewhat casually]...
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter

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    Too bad there is no sound.

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    That's pretty neat thanks for sharing.

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    Would have been better to see the actual processes rather than just snap shots

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    A great snapshot of the time, and a great tribute to the US&S employees. I worked there from 1974 to the demise in 1987.
    The machine shop there could make virtually anything out of metal. A lot of folks dont realize that the majority of people
    working on this project were women. 55,000 M1911a1's were built there, not counting how many walked out as "lunchbox
    specials" There are many still around in Swissvale PA with EXP nos, or no serials.

    The original forging dies were scrapped after the 1981-82 strike, and many of the machines operating there had tags stating
    "property of the war production board"

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