These French purchase 1911s were not given any markings by the French, and appear as standard commercial 1911s. Lawrence of Arabia carried a 1911 in the Great War as well–not a Webley as in the movie. a 3.5" slide on a Commander frame, I believe this was called the 'General Officer's ACP' and/or the 'Commanding Officer's ACP'. When Colt introduced the 1991 line (a parkerized version of the 1911 with the series 80 firing pin safety), it included a pistol of the same dimensions as the Officer's ACP. FN with the Hi-Power, Star, Tokarev, the French pistol designers, Ballester-Molina, SIG, S & W with the Model 39, … Plus those people who bought 1911s outright start to finish, like the Norwegians, Mexicans, Argentines, and Winston Churchill when he went to the trenches in 1917. An inescapable characteristic of its compact size, the Colt Officer's ACP drew criticism for being finicky with ammunition and the sharp recoil from the short barrel. Colt Model 1911 Series '80 Mark IV Gold Cup National Match 45 A.C.P. 48 sold. The Officer’s Model demanded considerable revision of the design, but the three-inch pistols required even more so. Free FedEx Option* (0) Match Grade 1911 Officer's Model Barrel $ 89.00 (0) Ruger 1911 9MM 7RD OFFICER STYLE $ 24.89. Colt also made 1911s in 0.455in Webley Self-Loading (WSL), primarily for the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS). The Colt Officer's Model or Colt Officer's ACP is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun based on the John M. Browning designed M1911. Serial #453074. 1911 officers receiver w/std, ss, smooth. Maybe those were the only pistols instantly available, when the Frend put out the contract for tenders? The venerable Model 1911A1 was manufactured by Colt (and others during World War II) until 1971. Both carried/owned the .45 Colt. Colt M1991A1 Compact bull barrel and OEM barrel bushing, Old Rollmark Model (ORM) M1991A1 Compact pistol, Talo/Wiley Clap Concealed Carry Officers Model. Colt 3 Officers 1911 Magazines 45 ACP 6rd PRO MAG - .45 ACP BuyItNow! One of 1,904 pistols shipped to Commanding Officer, Springfield Armory, Springfield, Massachusetts on March 13, 1915. Colt NEW 1911 Magazine 45 ACP 8rd Nickel PRO MAG - .45 ACP BuyItNow! As the Ruby was a copy of the Browning 1903 and early Walthers copied the Browning-FN 1910 slide disassembly, and the Chauchat was inspired by Browning’s long-recoil system (shotgun or rifle is open to question), I think it fair to suppose there must have been a heavy 1911 influence on the 1935A, especially the use of the swinging-link dropping barrel, the lug-to-groove matchup locking system, and of course the overall layout. Special limited run from Colt Custom Shop of Officer's ACP mfg. Colt also sold its Military and Police Model revolver to the British in .455 Eley, What’s distinctive is their beautiful commercial bluing as opposed to the US military’s Parkerized finish. It's in really good used shape. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. You are quite correct, 2) The Canadians had a grand total of, IIRC, TWO Mk VI lights in September 1939. The Colt Officer’s model for concealed carry was introduced by Colt Manufacturing in 1985. My first firearm build was a 1911 Officer's Model. $33.73. It was designed by famous firearms inventor John Browning after years of development of other various semi-automatic pistols. Firearms author, Frank James, writes that the decreased velocity from the shorter barrel causes performance of the round to be less than optimal, and a risk if used in a defensive situation.. I’d call it a .32 ACP anyway.” It had a 3-inch bull barrel, as well as a different spring setup. The officer model 1911 is generally 3.5″ (I say generally because any manufacturer can call their 3.5″ something else as well as call another length “officer”). Seeing the popularity of these compact pistols, other pistolsmiths began offering similar conversions on customers' 1911s.. This one has the matching serial number. A .32 was just not going to cut it. Dear LDC: Obviously I should’ve been more precise with my query. McCarty’s idea for a peculiar revolver. There IS a 'Tank Officer's ACP' model further down the list, #O9086, sold/ordered/marketed by Jerry's Sports Special, but it's 4.25"-length, too! A quick look at the Colt Officer's model 1911 that I recently refinished. In addition to a great many Spanish pistols of several types, the French government purchased both revolvers and Government Model 1911 pistols from Colt. 32 ACP or 8-9mm. Colt did not ship the guns as a continuous serial number range, but rather took them basically at random from warehouse stocks. Government Model, or military handgun library! Manufactured in 1989. 1911 Officer's Model Build. Kimber 1911 Compact Ambi Grips, Checkered, Double … The US Army’s Ordnance Department tested early Colt .45 pistols along with .45’s by Savage and even Georg Luger. 1911 Grips Cross Colt compact officer model, 3D printed, Magwell Bottom. Since he is no longer available to query we must hope Ian’s curiosity will seek the truth. 12.00 Shipping. This weapon was taken as the basis for a new service pistol required by the Army. This is considered a compact 1911. nowlin (in stock) 0.0. The extractor and ejector will work perfectly well with .45 ACP “as is”. I believe it was a run of 350 done around late 1990 or early 1991. The issue should not really arise, as any .455in 1911 can accept a standard .45 ACP barrel and recoil spring with no modifications. It's basically the same design as a full size 1911 except the slide is 1 1/4" shorter and the grip is 1/2" shorter making it much more compact. Here’s the link for this pistol – it will go live on Sunday evening. Not uncommen back then in the British Army (and most armies in the world really). Also known as the Government Model, recently celebrated its centennial after serving as the primary U.S. military handgun for 80 years. Matte finished except for blued bbl. sound like convenient holes to stuff stuff in, such as grenades and the like. 07-25-2012, 10:09 PM . Defender: 3-inch barrel, 7+1 capacity. Description: Up for NO RESERVE Is a like new near mint COLT TANK OFFICERS MODEL 1911 CHAMBERED IN 45 ACP!!! Commander: 4.25-inch barrel, 8+1 capacity. Free shipping. However, Colt has stated about 250 were ever shipped. In 1985, Colt developed their own in-house version and named it the "Colt Officer's ACP", the following year they introduced a lighter version with an aluminium frame known as the Lightweight Officer's ACP which weighed 10 ounces less (24 ounces). A Colt .22-.45 Service Model Conversion Unit Serial Number U1333 accompanies this pistol. All correct, original and complete. 1911 officers receiver w/std, ss, smooth. Bbl. One version was made by TALO and another by the Pistol Smiths at GunSite Academy. Commentdocument.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "a425dc787d83ff1e0bf780d5731f8d96" );document.getElementById("d73e6909cb").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Over time, Colt introduced an aluminum frame, subcompact 1911, called the series ’90 Lightweight Defender. And nobody wore steel helmets with solid face plates at the time, but I could be wrong…, “(…)I assume that by 7.5mm the French meant 7.65mm, though why they bothered to change the nomenclature I don’t know. ed brown (in stock) - 5.0 (4) #325 colt officers model spring kit. The Colt Competition is available in various calibers, .38 Super, .45 ACP and 9mm and the pistol comes in 2 finishes – matte bluing and stainless steel. Officers were required to buy their own weapons within guidelines. No Reserve. , In 1975, Rock Island Arsenal developed a compact M1911 pistol it called the "General Officer's Model Pistol" for issue to general officers of the US Army and Air Force, but the pistol was unavailable for sale to the general public. Do you have an opinion on this ? 1911 officer's model magazines. Grips Also Fit: Colt Defender, Colt 1991A Compact, Colt Combat Commander Compact (Concealed Carry) & Many Clones: Kimber Ultra Carry, Compact Springfield, Para Ordnance C7 & Wilson Combat Compact . Gun is in excellent like new condition with ever so slight handling wear with 3 dot factory sights and smooth walnut wood … As a child I saw a Renault tank outside the Smithsonian. The story of this iconic firearm is a MUST-have for your Colt 1911. Mr. M has stated (approximately) that the Glock is just an ultimate 1911 refinement. wilson combat (in stock) 3.0 (2) officers model 3.5" 45acp nr gunmith-fit barrel. My new Colt Officers Model 1911 in .45 Cal.was made in 1985. This Colt Model 1911 U.S. Army is a right hand semi-auto U.S. Military pistol in .45 Cal. Colt can provide a documentation letter for a fee. We offer you an “AS NEW” in the factory box Colt Tank officers 1911 in 45 ACP. Buyer to pay by money order or VISA. We know nothing about Mr. McCarty beyond the fact that in 1909 he was granted a patent for […], Rollin White was the inventor who patented the bored-through cylinder in the US, and sold an exclusive right to this patent to Smith & Wesson. Also excludes Browning himself. Your email address will not be published. Inspector The legendary M1911 is a semi-automatic magazine-fed pistol chambered in.45ACP. Smaller Size Frame, Will Not Fit 1911 Full Size. 1989 & additionally marked "TANK OFFICERS"; 350 produced. We know the whole of the order was fulfilled with pistols between number C17800 and C28000, but only about half of the guns in that range went to France. Colt 1911 .45 Auto. The modern 9mm 1911 has become a popular handgun and the officer’s model is perhaps the best fit for the 9mm Luger cartridge. In addition to a great many Spanish pistols of several types, the French government purchased both revolvers and Government Model 1911 pistols from Colt. He was into mechanical things. $54.95: 0 $54.95 $56.95: 13h 31m: 16232793 . nowlin (in stock) 0.0. Most items on an officer’s model 1911 cannot be swapped with commander or government item. Super rare tank officers model that colt states they only made thru LEW HORTON about 350 but only 250 were shipped making this guy a rare bird indeed. From the same period, I have a Colt “Government Model” (marked on the frame) in .455 Eley. 53 and 54. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Colt_Officer%27s_ACP&oldid=982859047, Semi-automatic pistols of the United States, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Concealed Carry Officer's pistol, Lightweight Officer's ACP, This page was last edited on 10 October 2020, at 20:13. They would use it as the basis for their own […], One of the competitors against the Garand and Pedersen rifles in the 1929 and 1930 US Army trials was the White rifle. It has the original target sights as installed by the factory. Only 1 left! Note that while the 1911 in 0.455 WSL can fire .45 ACP, it is not advisable due to cartridge case length differences resulting in potential headspace problems. Please consider, cool machine gun rental range in Missouri, Rollin White’s Single Shot .38 Rimfire Pistol. The USa was not yet officially taking part in the war so Colt had stocks of freshly made M1911 pistols. I purchased a 1991-A1 in Feb. 1993 and one of the first mods I had done was to eliminate the "factory flawed" recoil spring plug because of all the talk and claims that the small tab on it would "shear off "and render the pistol immediately inoperable. That was shipped in the factory box with end label. Minor holster wear along edges. To enhance confusion 7,65 mm Long cartridge seems to be developed from cartridge for Pedersen Device and there is known specimen of latter with inscription REM-UMC 32 ACP see An sampling of Pedersen device variations….. chapter: https://www.oldammo.com/july07.htm. Super rare tank officers model that colt states they only made thru LEW HORTON about 350 but only 250 were shipped making this guy a rare bird indeed. A quick slow motion video showing me shooting some of the cheap, heavy defensive loads I bought at the last gunshow. Officer: 3.5-inch barrel, 6 and 7+1 capacity. Cal. Conjoined "HP" on barrel. Sure has that 1911 look to it. ... COLT MAGAZINE DEFENDER 45ACP $ 22.99 (2) MAG CHIP MC 7RD 45ACP SS OFFCR $ 23.29 (10) Ruger SR1911 Officers Model .45 ACP 3.6" Stainless 7+1 S# TC167. I have built a full size replica of a French (and US) FT tank and it is clear that the tank needed something other to protect itself on the flanks. GI#: 101515323 This Colt's serial number is FN 16307. It served as the standard-issue sidearm for the United States Armed Forces from 1911 to 1985. Great deals on 1911 Officers Model Grips. Posts: 3,723 Threads: 181 Joined: Jun 2012 Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan #1. Free shipping. A hybridized variation with Commander-length barrel-slide and alloy Officers Model Frame. He got his, #C15566 in 1915 and it’s apparently on display in the Churchill Museum in London, England. Thanks $15.00. It was introduced in 1985 as a response from Colt to numerous aftermarket companies making smaller versions of the M1911 pistol. I don’t know if there is paperwork, or anybody left alive, to confirm this. It's an officer slide on a Gov't frame with a few extra features, such as lanyard loop, commander style hammer, nicer grips. Pistol was issued to Staff Sergeant Howard L. Pugh, Company C, 752nd Tank Battalion. Smaller Size Frame, Will Not Fit Colt 1911. I assume that by 7.5mm the French meant 7.65mm, though why they bothered to change the nomenclature I don’t know. If Mr. Hogg cited a source I would be glad to know it, and if Mr. M has heard something from his connections or research I would be glad to know. It has a 5" barrel with a 7 round magazine. The venerable Model 1911A1 was manufactured by Colt (and others during … This gun appears to have possibly been test fired but is in near new condition. It is unclear how exactly they were distributed, but after the war they were sold as surplus through Belgian dealers. $45.00 . 1911 Grips For Kimber / Colt / ROCK ISLAND Frames 1911 Compact Damascus Black. I don’t remember if Astra had jumped on the bandwagon by then. I was wondering if a got a good deal and if anybody can tell me much about it? taking a prisoner at gun point. It has a Videcki Custom Trigger installed - it's a 3 hole trigger w/ over travel screw . (This is NOT my pistol, but is sisters whose picture I found on line), https://stateofguns.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/colt-m1911.jpg, https://warpathmilitaria.com/product/rare-british-issue-colt-1911-455-eley-pistol-0/, https://www.thefirearmsforum.com/threads/1917-british-contract-455-colt-government-model-pistol.136799/, https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/c-colt-model-1911-british-455-eley-semi-automatic-897-c-0f94bef9a2, This is, along with my early Browning High Power IS my collection, the rest are working guns, At about the 4 minute mark, Gun Jesus makes an appearance (Ian is a time traveler!) I only have Hogg’s assertion in his MSA 20h C as a source.  The following year, Pat Yates of Detonics had introduced his compact "Combat Master", a chopped down 1911, with 3.5" barrel and a shortened grip frame. In 2015 TALO had Colt Industries bring out a version with features specified by Wiley Clapp and fine line checkering by gun smith Pete Single. Check out his cool machine gun rental range in Missouri, and his sales on GunBroker. Description: Very Rare Colt Tank Officer's Model 1911. .32 ACP is more than enough to punch through a person and his clothes at “spitting distance” unless the recipient of the bullet was wearing a particular grade of plate armor. These appear to have been issued to tank crewmen, but not exclusively. It was introduced in 1985 as a response from Colt to numerous aftermarket companies making smaller versions of the M1911 pistol. The Officer’s Model demanded considerable revision of the design but the 3-inch pistols even more so. An Aladdin’s Cave of Ethiopian Arms from InterOrdnance, No, It Doesn’t Take Glock Mags…and Sometimes That’s Better, Okay, to be precise I should say that it is W.B. TomG Alt. Overall, the review is complimentary for its design cues and small size. The weapon was based on a Colt Browning Model 1900 design. , That said, production examples failed to live up to the market's expectations. Colt 1911 Officers Model Grips ACP, U.S. Government Model .45 Auto. Colt 1911 Tanker Officers Model, Limited Edition, in like new conditon. Honestly surprised that they didn’t give them something smaller. No Reserve. $16.95: 0 $16.95 $18.95: 14h 15m: 17118726. Colt Defender. The differences between Colt 1911 Models in .45 ACP: Government: 5-inch barrel, 8+1 capacity (originally 7+1). The 1911 has come a long way since Colt's original 1911 Government Model. Dear Mr. B: The question should be, who DIDN’T use the 1911 as a starting point? It is interesting to see from the French manual that officers, senior NCOs and mounted men were to get either a Lebel revolver, a 1911 or a 7.5mm pistol, whilst the grunts were left to make do with only 7.5mm automatics. Colt Defender. They can only be identified by serial number and by Colt factory letter. COMPACT 1911 GRIPS,SALE $33.73,FITS COLT DEFENDERS,OFFICERS,CLONES,CLASSIC . The Gold Cup model was introduced by Colt, way back in the 50s as a premium target pistol and was considered as the gold standard 1911 for use in competitions. The main differences from a full-sized M1911 are 6-round magazines not 7-round, 7 1/8" overall length not 8 1/2", 5 1/8" height not 5 1/2", 34-oz not 39-oz, and most characteristically 3 1/2" barrel not 5". France was in an interesting position during World War One of being a primary supplier of rifles and machine guns to its allies, but a major importer of handguns. 2011* The Colt 1911. To date, no complete listing of their individual serial numbers has been made. Enter your email address to receive notifications of new posts by email. THE COLT 1911 PISTOL by Leroy Thompson First Edition. So the US sold them our remaining M1917 Lights and Mk VIII Heavies by the ton as scrap iron (to avoid violating the Neutrality Ac), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Canadian_Armoured_Corps. Some of both remained in British service through the Second World War. recoil springs. 3.5 Inch Barrel,.45ACP. Ian Hogg in his Military Small Arms of the 20th Century states the French used the 1911 as a starting point for their Model 1935A pistol. Colt began making the Officer’s Model for the military in the 1970’s, but waited until the 80’s to release a civilian model. https://www.gunbroker.com/item/873514564, Jeez, kind of a big gun to give tankers. American Rifleman, November 1984, pp. What I want to know is if the subsequent 1935S, with the ejection-port lockup, was directly inspired by the pre-war Webley or was just a case of great minds thinking alike when seeking simpler manufacture. An even shorter 1911— the Colt Defender — features a three-inch barrel. However, there are enough out there that they are fairly easy to find. Description: Up for NO RESERVE Is a like new near mint COLT TANK OFFICERS MODEL 1911 CHAMBERED IN 45 ACP!!! It has a commander frame with an officers slide. or Best Offer. Hence lots of variations on the service swords as well as the pistols, because many put their own preferences in them. Most standard Officer's ACP features having fixed 3 dot sights, serrated front strap & smooth flat mainspring housing w/ lanyard loop. 45 ACP. Enjoy what you read on Forgotten Weapons? These came in a factory Armadillo soft case. Both Colt New Service and Smith and Wesson N-frame Hand Ejectors (Second Model) were made in 0.455in. The Officer’s Model was the original short 1911, with a 3.5-inch barrel and grip shortened enough to cut magazine capacity by one round. I just bought a colt tank officers 45.  They reported two failures to feed with wadcutters and one with hardball. Also Douglas Haig and Billy Bishop. Most interesting was the little brass plate at he rear which said “mild steel for training purposes only” I understand the US gave a bunch of these to the Canadian Army in 1939 for training use – there is photographic proof of this, 1) Sorry about my error on the Colt revolvers. COLT MODEL TANK OFFICERS SEMI AUTO PISTOL. Trick out or upgrade your firearm with the largest gun parts selection at eBay.com. The precursor Colts with tilting barrel, the 1908 and the .45 “pocket” model, had been openly sold commercially since inception, and by 1934, the 1911 had been around two decades, even adopted by Norway in 1914, if not produced in large numbers until after WWI. This gun was essentially a shortened version of the A1 and was manufactured with a 4.25-inch barrel. I believe Star was making 1911-style pistols as early as 1922, in 9mm Para, 9mm Largo, and even .45. The Colt Officer's Model or Colt Officer's ACP is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun based on the John M. Browning designed M1911. Very fine, smoothly functioning condition. Colt's Manufacturing Company - firearms, handguns, pistols, rifles, revolvers. #75 of only 351 ever made. However, the design of the M1911 predates even 1911. It's parkerized with colt wood grips with inserts. I also did not know of this French purchase (I knew of British buys), but it seems to me the 1911 (and most Browning products) have tinged weapons design all over the world. From the estate of Major Herbert E. Oppel, U.S. Army, WWII. Had not known of French usage of the 1911 before today. The pistol has proven reliable, accurate enough, and fast handling which is all I can ask in a carry gun. Colt won and the pistol was first designated as US Model 1911 .45. The finish is a Satin Nickel finish It has Millett Series 100 Custom Combat Low-Profile Sights installed. I am told that the French were developing their 1935, in fair secrecy, at the same time FN was refining the GP 35 Hi-Power, also in secrecy. ed brown (in stock) - 5.0 (4) #325 colt officers model spring kit. The pictured pistol features a stainless steel slide and barrel and aftermarket grips. Colt 1911 Officers Model Grips ACP, U.S. Government Model .45 Auto. Features a 3 1/2 bbl and a full size grip frame. The legendary M1911 is a semi-automatic magazine-fed pistol chambered in .45ACP. Those are off the shelf pistols after all. Cartouche on right grip. The number to be produced was 350. Tank Officer Model The Tank Officer was a special run, that if I recall was done for Bangers. 1911 officer's model magazines. It has a 5 inch barrel with a rear serrated slide. The Officer’s Model is an even shorter 1911, with a 3.5-inch barrel and a grip shortened enough to cut magazine capacity by one round. Beyond trigger work, more sophisticated modifications include replacing the stock hammer and sear with lightweight components, installing a high quality spring set and beveling the inside of the ejection port. All original in Tank Officer Case. A evaluation example tested by the Technical Staff of the National Rifle Association fired 300 rounds with few difficulties. Manufactured in 1918. I’d call it a .32 ACP anyway. Fast & Free shipping on many items! They were purchased for the Royal Flying Corps, who passed them on to the Royal Air Force when it was formed by amalgamating the Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Flying Corps and were issued to aircrew as late as 1945. I thank you for raising the question. If yes what was result? The 1911 pistol allowed the … Bianchi 23944 Remedy 1911 Officers Model Tan RH Leather Tan $ 33.83. Officers Factory Guide Rod Pak: For Use in: Colt Officers .45ACP with factory guide rod This pak contains 1 each of 18.5, 20, 22, & 24 Lb. It was designed by famous firearms inventor John Browning after years of development of other various semi-automatic pistols. (Not like there’s a lot of room inside the two men French Renault tanks!). wilson combat (in stock) 3.0 (2) officers model 3.5" 45acp nr gunmith-fit barrel. It began more than half a century ago with the Colt Commander (what used to pass for a compact model in the 1950s and 1960s), progressing to the old Series 70 Lightweight, Combat Commander in the 1970s and 1980s, and the Officer’s Model in the 1980s and 1990s. The M1911, also known as the Colt 1911, or the Colt Government, is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered for the.45 ACP cartridge. The grips have scratches that can be … 3 1/2". White actually submitted two rifles, but only this gas-operated design was actually tested […], Great video Ian, as always! Colt Model 1911 serial number 108583. As described, i.e. Specifically, they purchased 5,000 standard commercial 1911s off the shelf from Colt, with deliveries starting in April of 1915 and ending in January 1916. Conversion Unit U1333 was shipped March 6, 1942 in a shipment … © 2020 Forgotten Weapons.Site developed by Cardinal Acres Web Development. Reliability and accuracy has been improved through modifications such as replacing the stock barrel bushing with an aftermarket part and judiciously honing the hammer and sear. The FT had pistol ports on both sides of the turret in addition to a cupula with vision slits. Makes sense. as in, what goes out must come it, sorta. No Reserve. Dear Mr. LDC Specifically, they purchased 5,000 standard commercial 1911s off the shelf from Colt, with deliveries starting in April of 1915 and ending in January 1916. The Colt Competition 1911 was unveiled recently by Colt. Colt 45 AUTO STAINLESS STEEL MAGAZINE CAMP CARBINE 7 ROUNDS M-1911 / 1129-0 - .45 ACP $15.00: 0 $15.00 14h 32m: 17118819. Whipping Boy. This model soon replaced the Officer’s ACP, which was discontinued in the 1990’s. As well as Lawrence of Arabia, another famous Brit, Winston Churchill, carried a 1911 into service during the First World War. A blade front and notch rear sight. Shortly after the war, Colt introduced a new gun, the Commander, which was based on the Colt 1911 Government design. Did French run comparative trials of used automatic pistols after Great War? Free shipping. Thanks to Ozark Machine Gun for loaning me this pistol! These were made for Lew Horton in 1989. Today most compact pistols have 3-inch barrels. By 1911, and after many revisions, only Colt and Savage .45’s were in competition. My Q goes to whether the 1911 was the main source of inspiration rather than all the other Browning/FN models around in Europe then. 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