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Handgun Roundup: 1911 Anniversary Models

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John M. Browning. PHOTO COURTESY JOHN M. BROWNING FIREARMS MUSEUM

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1911 pistol designed by John Browning and originally produced for the U.S. military. The 1911 is wildly popular today, with (at press time) 289 models under production by 25 manufacturers.

Many of these manufacturers offer centennial-edition 1911s to commemorate the 100th anniversary. The design of these pistols range widely, as do the prices. This article provides summary information for each anniversary model currently available, with a link to a page for each gun that features more extensive information and photos. I’ve listed the pistols according to price, from lowest to highest.

Note: If I’ve failed to include a model, please let me know via the Contact form at this link, or via the Comment form at the bottom of this article. And if you’d like a closer look at a gun, click on a photo to enlarge it.

With no further ado, here they are:

Auto-Ordnance


100th Anniversary 1911PKZ

MSRP: $658

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Para


1911 100th Anniversary

MSRP: $1,079

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Remington


1911 R1 Centennial

MSRP: $1,250

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Browning


1911-22 Commemorative Set I

MSRP: $1,339


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Remington


1911 R1 Centennial Limited Edition

MSRP: $2,250


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Colt


100th Anniversary 1911

MSRP: $2,295 (model 01911 ANVII)
MSRP: $1,150 (model 01911ANVIII)

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Para



14·45 Anniversary

MSRP: $2,399



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Ed Brown



Executive Elite Centennial Edition

MSRP: $2,495



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Nighthawk

High Grade

Standard Grade


Centennial 1911

MSRP: $2,895 (Standard Grade)
MSRP: n/a (High Grade)



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Turnbull



1911

MSRP: $3,895


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Les Baer



1911 Centennial

MSRP: $3,960


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Wilson Combat


Contemporary Classic

MSRP: $3,995

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STI



100th Anniversary Special Edition

MSRP: $4,154.02



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Kimber



Centennial Edition

MSRP: $4,352




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Browning


1911-22 Commemorative Set II

MSRP: $4,669


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Cylinder & Slide



1911 Government Model 100th Anniversary

MSRP: $5,000

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Ed Brown



Classic Custom Centennial Edition

MSRP: $6,995

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Jed Henson is the president of GunsGunsGuns.net.

 


7 thoughts on “Handgun Roundup: 1911 Anniversary Models

  1. Jed Henson Post author

    Thanks guys! I overlooked that Wilson Combat centennial–I’ll add it now. And I’ll check out those SIGs.

  2. Jed Henson Post author

    Thanks Pancho! I wonder who’s building the .45 for Browning? Anybody have any info on that one?

  3. Louis

    Hi, all fine guns. Now Ruger is in the game I saw you rate, but I was just about to buy Kimbers Custom II all stainless TLE/RL II. What do you think? Older 80’s safety? Firing pin? Thanks and best regards, Louis

  4. JJ

    Para PXT 100th… Para DID have some issues with the bushings and extractors on SOME of their 1911’s… their customer service was superb… replacing these parts fast and free with EGW stuff… my 100th Anniversary PXT is as fine a shooting pistol as any Ed Brown or Les Baer.

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