The Government Models by Goddard


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The Government Models: The Development of the Colt Model of 1911 by William H.D. Goddard

The most authoritative source on the development of the world’s most popular military pistol! Includes an illustrated description and analysis of every variation from 1902 until the last issued example in 1979. A beautiful color section shows a wide selection of the most exciting Colt M1911s ever made. One hundred and ten pages of complete factory shipping records! These records include all martial and thousands of commercial big frame Colt autos through the last Transition Government Model of 1924. Carefully designed for quick reference — a must for every collector of Colts and martial firearms.


  • Hardcover
  • 8.5″ x 11″
  • 293 pages
  • 295 photos & illustrations


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