Turnbull is cooking up something special for the 4th of July.
It’s the re-creation of the Commercial 1911 Government Pistol. Purchasers will have the opportunity to snag these limited edition models that feature all the same stylings that were applied to this iconic platform during their original production in 1912.
“The 1911 is simply the best known and still most beloved pistol design in firearm history and the Commercial is the design that people most identify with it,” said CEO and Founder Doug Turnbull in a press release. “It just made sense to honor this purely American firearm design by releasing it on Independence Day.”
- Make: Turnbull
- Model: Commercial 1911
- Action: Semi Auto
- Caliber: .45 ACP
- Barrel Length: 5″
- Sights: Standard WWI
- Weight: 36 oz
- Weight/loaded Mag: 38.5 oz
- Price: $4,995
Features on this pistol include a high polish charcoal blued slide and frame, a one-piece solid steel trigger that is, along with the slide stop hammer and grip screws, nitre blued for strength. A leather case and two 2-tone magazines are also included with the era correct lanyard loop.
The gun, chambered in .45 ACP, sports a 5-inch barrel and a WWI-style ejection port. The sight is also of the time period, featuring a semi-circle notch. Grips are hand-checkered in a double diamond pattern in American Black Walnut. The safety lock is in the early style with a knurled undercut thumbpiece.
Serial numbers and other stampings will appear on the left front of the frame. And every pistol will have Turnbull’s “Turning Bull” mark on the left rear of the slide.
“The history of the 1911 is a fascinating voyage through the growth and development of the American firearms industry,” said Turnbull of the Commercial 1911. “The Commercial 1911 is the gun most enthusiasts picture when you talk about the original 1911.”
The Commercial 1911 will be available for order from Turnbull starting on Independence Day. Production is limited to serial numbers C001-C020. Customers can select any of the remaining numbers when they order. The Commercial 1911 will retail at $4,995.
Visit www.turnbullrestoration.com/c1911 for more information and to place an order.
“All of us here are serious firearms enthusiasts and collectors,” added Turnbull. “It is that love and admiration for early American firearm design that drives us every day.”