Browning has developed a scaled-down .22 LR version of its original 1911 pistol. The company says the new 1911-22 is almost an exact replica or the original, just smaller. (The full-size model measures 85% of the size of the original 1911.)
The frame and slide are machined from aluminum alloy with a matte blued finish. The barrel has a stainless steel barrel block and target crown. The 1911-22 has a single action trigger and a straight blow-back action. Other features include fixed sights, a detachable 10-round magazine, a manual thumb safety and a grip safety. All controls operate just as those on the original John M. Browning-designed model 1911.
Browning offers two models. The A1 (full-size) version features a 4.25″ barrel and a 5.5” sight radius, and weighs 15.5 oz. A compact version sports a 3.625″ barrel with 4.825″ sight radius. Grips on both models are brown composite.
The 1911-22 is made in the USA. Guns shipped in 2011 will include a special first year of production collector’s certificate plus a free, limited edition commemorative canvas and leather zippered pistol case. Shipments are expected to start in the first quarter of 2011.
|.22 LR||10+1||4.25″||7.125″||15.5 oz.|
|.22 LR||n/a||3.625″||6.5″||15 oz.|
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