In some ways, a 1903/1908 Colt could be considered safer than a series 70 1911. This is because the 1903/08 had a fully enclosed hammer which could not be directly struck if the gun were dropped or subjected to other such impact while the external hammer of the 1911 could potentially have the force directly applied to it.
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