All the user needed to do to fire was to pull the trigger each time he wanted to fire, the next round being automatically placed in the chamber as the spent cartridge case was ejected. In this case I doubt that the guns previous owner means munch as you said he is not a historically significant person. As I am not a US citizen and I do not know the availability of such a weapon there, I cannot say anything about it's worth as such.
The M1911A1 was a semi-automatic with the seven round magazine in the handgrip. USA IF THE CONDITION IS VERY NICE AND HAS BEEN KEPT WITH HIS WW2 ARMY GEAR ALL THESE YEARS. DOES ANYONE KNOW IT VALUE , APRICE THAT IT WOULD REALLY SELL FOR AND NOT JUST SIT FOR 8MOS. THANK YOUIn my experience regarding any collectible item, gun or otherwise, the information you have of the items past the more value it has.
The Shanghai Municipal Police issued the M1908 to its Chinese officers in the 1920s and 1930s and it was a popular model with police in the United States such as the New York City Police Department, Woonsocket RI, Chicopee Mas, Gloversville NY. In addition to lawful owners, many gangsters of the pre-World War II era favored the Model 1903 and Model 1908 because they were relatively small and easily concealed.
It is said that Al Capone kept one in his coat pocket and Bonnie Parker used one to break Clyde Barrow out of jail after smuggling it into the jail by taping it to her thigh.
The Colt Sistema was produced by Fabrica Militar de Armas Portatiles (FMAP) in Argentina.
Production began at the Esteban de Luca Arsenal in Buenos Aires, with the first pistols actually being assembled at the Domingo Matheu plant in Rosario, Argentina in 1945.