1911 Government Model Reproduction Interactive Slide Show

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1911 Government Model

100th Anniversary Limited Edition


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Reproduction Photos


  • Forged slide with proper recoil spring plug housing contour, ejection port and disconnector notch

  • 1st generation 1911 sights

  • Barrel with ball throat and proper external contour

  • Firing pin stop with flat bottom

  • Firing pin to proper contour

  • Frame without finger reliefs and thin trigger guard

  • Wide spur hammer with correct checkering

  • Sear with proper contour

  • Disconnector with proper contour

  • One piece long trigger with smooth rounded face

  • Magazine catch with correct checkering

  • Type one dimpled magazine catch lock

  • Grip safety with proper tang length

  • Thumb safety with correct contours and checkering

  • Slide stop with correctly angled thumb piece and checkering

  • Flat mainspring housing with lanyard loop with relief cut in bottom of housing

  • Grip screws with correct head thickness and screwdriver slot width

  • American Black Walnut double diamond checkered grips with correct checkering pattern

  • Recoil spring plug without tab punch

  • Recoil spring guide with correct contour

  • Ejector with correct nose cuts

  • 1 visible base magazine with pinned on base plate, lanyard loop, correct lips, and flat dimpled heat blued follower 

  • Fire Blued: Rear sight, thumb safety, slide stop, one piece trigger, magazine catch, magazine catch lock, pin set and magazine follower

  • Correct edge and corner breaks on slide

  • Correct polish

  • Carbona blueing

  • All inspectors markings in correct font applied to frame and slide

  • Frame marked US Property in large type face

  • Serial number for Army 1-100; Navy 501-600; Marine Corps 3501-3600

  • Cylinder & Slide Fremont NE on frame manufacturers mark

  • Slide roll marked with all roll marks in correct font with manufacturer changed to Cylinder & Slide Fremont NE

  • Slide roll marked on left rear with Cylinder & Slide Logo Correct two piece brown craft paper covered box

  • Waxed craft paper pistol wrapper

December, 2009 The inception

January 27th, 2010 - Update

February 18th, 2010 - Update

December 1, 2010 - Update Details about parts
December 10, 2010 - Mock Up Photos December 21, 2010 Parts Comparison - Early 1911 & 1911A1 (with photos)

December 22, 2010 Parts Comparison - New 100th Anniversary & Early 1911 Parts (with photos)

January 15th, 2011 Limited Edition Mock Ups
July 15, 2011 Delivery of Parts

September 6, 2011  Pictures of the first 4 built

December 2, 2011 Scheduling the builds

December 2011 Delay and an explanation why can we say perfection?
April 2012 - Update May 2012 - Build Update
August 2012 - Update 30 Pistols Delivered