Functional Wood 1911

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Although it’s not a brand-new video, it is one worth revisiting. The guys at WoodCaliber.com created the video below to demonstrate their wood 1911, which is mechanically functional. Their guns are, of course, collector’s items and if you are not interested in the guns you just might want to take a look at their accessories.

Accessories include carefully crafted rifle stocks, 1911 grips and 1911 display cases. The rifle stocks come in a variety of finishes including checkered, smooth, and multi-wood inlays. There is something to be said for quality woodwork and the images on the company’s site display some beautiful pieces.

While it is true you cannot fire one of these pistols like you would one purchased from a major manufacturer, it’s impossible to ignore the craftsmanship and the cool factor. Yes, cool factor. If you’re a fan of the 1911 you get it: there’s just something inherently cool about a replica pieced together from 116 meticulously carved pieces of wood. (Even better is the Black Gaboon Ebony version pictured on their website which is, unfortunately, listed as “sold”.)

This is one of those fun gun-related things to take a look at – and, admit it, you’d love a functional replica of your favorite firearm. In fact, you’re probably mentally calculating just how doable it is right this very moment.

Take a look at the video and then visit their website at www.woodcaliber.com.



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Tyler John Richards

    I would be 100% lying if I said I had not thought about making one of these. I saw a photo of a former Canadian Forces guy who completely remade a working replica of his service rifle out of wood. Amazing craftsmanship on these projects!

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    They also make tables…

  • Nicholas C

    How much was it?

  • Evan

    I thought this was gonna be like an actual firing 1911 with a wooden frame or something.

    • Ken

      I wonder if this would be considered an FFL item in the US, since you could probably fit real parts to the frame and make it fire one shot.