If you love your M1903 or M1911 don't read this post

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

You were warned … This is the Frankenstein’s monster of early 20th Century American arms:

An M103 Springfield in an SBR (Short Barrel Rifle) configuration presumably converted to .45 ACP with a 1911 pistol grip being used as the magazine well.

It is hideous. Something only its mother could love!

Hat Tip: Хроники безумного Макса

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • P.u P.u on Jun 22, 2010

    and to add on top of that last comment the triger guard would be showing because the magazine release is just inside the triger guard on a normal 1911 pistol wich in this photo it seems that the triger guard must have been sawed off because u cant see it so it cant be a 1911 behind a 1903 (replying to komrad)

  • John McPherson John McPherson on Aug 23, 2011

    Gen. Patton once proposed a 1903 carbine in 45 and had a couple of examples built but the army found it unneeded.