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Thanks for the article! It answered a question for me concerning .380 Vs. 9mm in a 1908 pocket hammerless. Blowback vs. locked breach.
 
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I have lost the article I once had on the colt series 70 9mm Steyr.My understanding is that Colt made them for the Italian market. Military calibers are not allowed for civilian ownership. Since this caliber was decommissioned, it was allowable. Some of these guns made it back to the United States
 

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I have lost the article I once had on the colt series 70 9mm Steyr. My understanding is that Colt made them for the Italian market. Military calibers are not allowed for civilian ownership. Since this caliber was decommissioned, it was allowable. Some of these guns made it back to the United States
There's a flood of them (Steyr's) on GB lately
 

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Colt has made quite a few 1911s in cartridges not sold in the US. .30 Luger, 9mm Steyr, 9x21, etc. As pointed out, military cartridges are not allowed in socialist countries so there were quite a few cartridges that worked perfectly fine in the 1911 that could be chambered and sold, just not here.
 

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Neat bit of information and good reading, Thanks!
 

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A Cold chambered in a Steyr 9mm, man times have changed. I remember reading about that caliber 2 or 3 times; but it was so uncommon, and unfindable, that I just ignored it. Anyhow, it is a good post. Thanks.
 
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