7/12/23 - This is a lightly used copy of "The Government Models: The Development of the Colt Model of 1911" by William H.D. Goddard. The paperback book is in very good overall condition with some mild exterior cosmetic wear. Includes an illustrated description and analysis of all the variations, including rare factory models. 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 allow individual pistols to be researched by serial number! 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 and distinctive appearance, Goddard's "The Government Models" is a must for every enthusiast of Colts and military firearms. 293 total pages.