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For more than a hundred years, one weapon has traveled with American troops into almost every crisis, hot spot, and war the United States has participated in. Developed as a response to Washington’s first overseas insurgency, the 1911 pistol still accompanies U.S. forces today around the world.

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Photo courtesy of Cabot Guns

Long ago, a large meteorite called the Gibeon burst in the Earth’s atmosphere, showering present day Namibia in Africa with tons of interstellar material. For decades, scientists have used the fragment to study the origins of the universe, but when a 77-pound chunk made its way into the hands of Pennsylvania’s Cabot Guns, the firearms company had something more practical in mind: turn it into a set of fully-functional twin pistols.   

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