Dan Wesson’s 2023 Heirloom 1911 in .38 Super! — NRA 2023

Esteemed firearms manufacturer Dan Wesson unveiled the breathtaking 2023 Heirloom 1911 at NRA 2023. This limited-edition masterpiece features ornate scrollwork on its black high-polished slide and frame. She’s a beauty, for sure!

The 2023 Heirloom 1911 Dan Wesson’s Heirloom series embodies the art of small-batch production, creating only a few hundred of these exquisite firearms. The 2023 model’s ivory-colored grips, brass front bead, commander-style hammer, and solid medium-length trigger enhance its timeless elegance, appealing to classic 1911 aficionados.

The Dan Wesson 1911 Heirloom 2023.
MSRP: $2,399.

Setting Dan Wesson Apart:

While the 1911 market is crowded, Dan Wesson sets itself apart by skillfully blending custom-level fitting, premium components, and sleek aesthetics.

The 2023 Heirloom starts with a 70-series frame and slide, hand-fit to guarantee flawless function and unparalleled accuracy. The pistol’s billet alloy steel fire-control system ensures reliable performance and a long service life.

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The scrollwork on the Dan Wesson Heirloom 1911.
Check out the decorative scrollwork on the Heirloom’s black high-polished slide and frame.

Balancing Beauty and Performance:

Although primarily intended as a showpiece, the 2023 Heirloom excels in both style and substance. Its match-grade barrels are chambered in the popular .38 Super, and the pistol features a beveled magazine well for rapid reloads, a carry bevel for effortless holstering, and an undercut trigger guard for enhanced recoil control.

With a crisp 3.5-5 pound factory trigger, the Heirloom ensures an accurate and consistent shooting experience.

Dan Wesson Heirloom Features: 

  • Hand-fit 70-series frame and slide 
  • Forged slides and barrels 
  • Hand-fit match barrels 
  • Billet alloy steel fire-control system 
  • Zero MIM parts 
  • Lowered and flared ejection port 
  • Beveled magazine well 
  • Carry bevel treatment 
  • Undercut trigger guards 
  • Hand-polished flats 
  • Crisp 3.5-5 lb. factory trigger 
  • Frame engraved with ‘Heirloom’ 
  • Black DLC high-polished finish
  • Ivory color G10 grips
  • Commander-style hammer
  • Solid medium-length trigger
  • Brass front sight; U-notch rear sight
A look at the sights on the Dan Wesson Heirloom 2023.
Brass front sight with U-notch rear sight.

Dan Wesson Heirloom Specifications:

  • SKU: 01938
  • Caliber: 38 Super
  • Mag Capacity: 9-round
  • Frame Material: Forged Stainless
  • Slide Finish: High Polished Black DLC
  • Grips: G10
  • Overall Length: 8.75in
  • Barrel Length: 5in
  • Height: 5.5in
  • Width: 1.45in
  • Weight: 40oz
  • Trigger Mech: Single Action
  • Front Sight: Brass Bead
  • Rear Sight: U-Notch
  • Safety: Manual thumb safety and grip safety
  • MSRP: $2,399

The Dan Wesson Heirloom is the epitome of 1911 craftsmanship, boasting premium parts and unparalleled shootability. We’d love to get our hands on one for a full review. Stay tuned.

For more information on the Dan Wesson Heirloom’s features and specifications, visit DanWessonFirearms.com.

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  • JR April 28, 2023, 7:00 pm

    Oddly enough the one in the video had .45 Auto stamped on the barrel.

  • J.D. Smith April 25, 2023, 1:24 am

    Hey at least it’s not $2400.00. Sure purty though.

  • Kane April 21, 2023, 3:23 pm

    George Patton would have loved this pistol but with real ivory.

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