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Photo Courtesy of Robbie Barrkman
The Modern Classic 1911 Pistol was developed for those of you who like the classic beauty and bold look of the original 1911 pistol coupled with complete reliability, superior accuracy, and sights that you can see.
The pistol will be available in two variations. There will be a Modern Classic Peerless Grade and the Modern Classic Superior Grade.
The Modern Classic 1911 Peerless Grade Pistol has hand polished flats brought to a 600 grit finish. The frame and slide are charcoal blued and the hammer, slide stop, magazine catch, grip screws and the long one piece trigger are heat blued.
The original 1911 parts that have been retained are the checkered wide spur hammer, checkered type one slide stop, long one-piece steel trigger, double diamond American black walnut grips, flat mainspring housing with lanyard loop, one original style magazine with lanyard loop, one modern flat bottom magazine, and the original 1911 style slide and frame. The rest of the parts have been upgraded to the modern improved parts that allow you to shoot the pistol accurately and with much more comfort and safety than the original 1911 pistol. The long tail 1911A1 grip safety has replaced the original short tang grip safety to stop the hammer bite. The hump and a bump sights have been replaced with high fixed sights that give you a crisp sight picture. The original thumb safety with the tiny thumb ledge has been replaced with our tactical narrow wing extended thumb safety to allow you to safely operate the thumb safety with your thumb. The original sear has been replaced with the modern sear which has an improved profile that allows the sear to engage the ½ cock notch more reliably should the hammer fail to catch the full cock notch. The barrel bushing has been upgraded to a fitted match grade bushing to improve accuracy. The top and rear of the slide are matte finished to stop sun glare on the sighting plane. The trigger pull is set at a crisp 4- 4 ½ lbs. The ejection port is lowered and the magazine well is beveled.
The Modern Classic Superior Grade Pistol will have a nice 400 grit buffed finish that is hot tank blued. The rounds will be matte finished. The hammer will be the standard spur type. The long one piece steel trigger will be retained. The flat mainspring housing will not have the lanyard loop. The front sight will be the dovetailed type. The thumb safety, magazine catch, slide stop, and pins will be matte finished. Two standard 7rd. magazines will be finished. All other features of the Peerless Grade will be retained.
The Modern Classic 1911 pistol harkens back to the days of hand built 1911 pistols with lustrous blued steel and American Black Walnut grips.
Prices subject to change at any time.