The M1911 pistol originated in the late 1890s, the result of a search for a suitable self-loading (or semi-automatic) handgun to replace the variety of revolvers then in service. The M1911 we know today is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge.
This non firing model is a replica of the standard government issue sidearm of the U.S. soldier since 1911 and made famous in historical pictures of WWII. The M1911 had tremendous stopping power that saved countless soldiers lives for 8 decades. This piece replicates the original in size, weight and appearance. This model can be fully dissembled and reassembled. However, parts cannot be interchanged or the replica made to fire ammunition. No gun collection is complete without an M1911.