by Nick Wagoner article From the early 1900s to the mid-2000s, American gun manufacturers were known for their designs.
The 1911 was one of the most successful and popular handguns in American history, with the most popular models being the .45 Colt and .45-70.
But then, things changed.
With the advent of the .223 Remington cartridge, many American gun makers began to focus more on the .50-caliber, .223 Winchester cartridge.
In the decades that followed, many gun companies would introduce new models and expand their offerings.
In this series, Bleacher Reports looks back at the best 1911-era pistols and rifles from the 20th century, with a focus on pistols with modern accessories.