Auto-Ordnance 100th Anniversary Edition 1911

From the press release …

The 100th Anniversary Edition is a .45 caliber classic style WWII Parkerized 1911 pistol with a 5” barrel. A special engraving on the slide will read “1911 .45 ACP, 1911-2011, 100 Years”. This military style 1911A1 celebrates the original design of a gun that changed the industry and became an American firearm legend.

Featuring the military style rollstamp, vertical slide serrations and a lanyard loop, this 1911 weighs 39 oz. and has an overall length of 8.5”. The slide is CNC machined from solid 4140 barstock, the barrel is a one-piece design and the frame is also from 4140 steel. It has a thumb safety, grip safety and firing pin block. The sights are blade front and rear drift adjustable for windage. It has brown checkered grips and comes with one 7-round magazine.

The 100th Anniversary Edition 1911PKZ is made entirely in the USA. MSRP is $658. Gun comes with a one-year warranty. Available in January 2011. Come by booth #15951 at SHOT Show for a first hand look!

Steve Johnson

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  • KBCraig

    Ummm… while I’ve been waiting to buy a “centenial” 1911, I have to point out that the 1911A1, as pictured, has to wait until 2014 for its centenial. 😉

  • Other Steve

    One of a billion 100year anniversary 1911s coming this year!

    What can I say though, I’m going to buy one. Not this one, but one like it.

  • jaekelopterus

    Great value, too bad Auto-Ord is owned by moonies now…

  • 4Cammer

    And here we go. Every two-bit Tom, Dick and Harry 1911 maker will be jumping on the 100th year bandwagon.

    One year warranty? Really? Kahr can do better.

  • Aurelien

    They could at least have made it a M1911. The A1 is not 100 yrs old until 2023.

  • Matt

    100 years and all they can manage is some extra letters and a silly ribbon?

  • Milo

    Check into this.
    The frame and slide are produced from machined CAST barstock, not drop forged billet barstock as the advertising implies.

  • Van the Handcannon Man

    I would rather have a fancy box than that ugly 100 years logo on the gun like that.