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12th March 2005, 22:42
This is 2005. In six years we will have reached the 100th Anniversary of the finest pistol ever conceived. In reality we reached it this year as it really all started with the 1905 pattern. But when 2011 comes around, how much would you be willing to spend on the anniversary model? Let's assume for arguments sake it's a Colt manufactured piece and it is a straight up replica.
13th March 2005, 11:03
Although I have nothing against The Pony, I think it would be interesting if the "clone producers" would each have an anniversary model.
13th March 2005, 11:05
If there is coming A 1911 Anniversay model the serial numbers 2011 and speccialy 1911 be very much wanted and expensive
13th March 2005, 11:40
I'm with Stumbler on this one. I'd hate to see Colt be the only company bringing a 100th anniversary model out, since I'd be without one as Colt will never, ever get a single dime of my money. I won't be buying a 100th anniversary 1911 anyway, because while it's a milestone in the history of 1911s, it's just another year, which doesn't necessitate inflating prices for consumers.
My guess is SN # 1911 will be either stuck into a CEOs safe, or a gun store owners safe, as neither would place either into someone elses hands.
13th March 2005, 15:10
Id buy one if its under 1k i wont spend over that on one now so wouldnt spend it on the 100 either
14th March 2005, 10:41
Whoever makes a 1911 Centennial pistol it had better be a 1911 and not a 1911A1, it had better be made to the original specs, with forged parts, no FLGR, no forward cocking serrations, no ambi safeties, no beaver tail GS and no damned external extractor. And it would be better if there was both a Government model (civilian) and a 1911 (military) pistol offered.
But, my fears is that the centennial pistols offered will be nothing more that some company's regular pistol with "1911-2011" engraved on the slide for another $500.00 over the cost of the same pistol not so marked.
14th March 2005, 13:13
I would actually be interested in seeing someone release a boxed pair as a collector's edition. 1 in the original spec as it first rolled off the line in 1911 and a second pistol with all the features that have been added since then (better sights, light rail, ambi safety, better finishes and materials, etc).
Unfortunately what will probably happen is each mfg will take their stock pistol, stamp some engraving / 100th anniversary markings on it, inflate the price substantially, and sell it in a limited run. Nothing special except the limited number and a special box to set them apart from all the other models.
15th March 2005, 00:20
a limited edition run from Colt of pistols built to J.M.B's original specs. No engraving, just the traditonal Colt rollmark with the patent dates and 2011 added in at the end. I'd pay a small fortune for that, just to put it in a case with the early (pre 1917) 1911 I will find some day.
24th March 2005, 01:56
Colt needs to keep the tooling used to make the WW1 replica. In 2011 they need to then create a replica of an original 1912-production specimen with the polished charcoal blue, fire-blue small parts, rounded rear sight, short hammer, 1911 patent date and lanyard loop magazine. That would be worth $2000 to buy.
27th March 2005, 15:01
Either way, make the 100 year anniversary model as close to the original as humanly possible. Like a gun fresh off the line 100 years ago and right out of the time machine. IMHO, the 100 year anniversary markings should be kept to a minimum, perhaps as a companion medallion in a special case. I can see Colt screwing this up big time. They'll probably do a Series 80 semi-custom with lots of gold inlay on top of a titanium finish or something else equally tacky.
Just a guess.
27th March 2005, 15:22
You are correct, Carbonia blue is actually furnace bluing, not charcoal. My bad.
And you are also probably correct that the 100th anniversary Colt (if there even is one) will be some POS smeared with gold inlay all over.
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