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How the M1911 pistol works, with great diagrams

operation-m1911-01-tm.jpgThis page has fantastic pictures: Barrel link-up or link-up/cam-up in pistols without custom fit bottom lugs, occurs as the slide assemble continues to move forward and the barrel extension contacts the breechface causing the barrel to pivot upward on the barrel link (arrow). This causes the locking lugs on the top of the barrel to […]

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