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.Features Used by US forces for 80 years All Metal Construction Can be fully dissembled and reassembled Authentic size and weight of actual gun Cannot fire and cannot altered to do soMeasurements Length: 8.5" Weight: 2.5lbs Note: All post 1898 replicas have an orange plug at the end of the barrel as required by law
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.