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Video—First Look: Colt 1911 Classic Pistol

Some products are so iconic that even as time and technology progress, demand remains for the tried and trusted classic. Throughout its history, Colt’s Manufacturing Co. has cataloged several such products, and it’s encouraging to see the Hartford, Conn., maker bring a vintage rendition of the Government Model 1911 back into its lineup. Featuring Series 70 operation, all-steel construction, double diamond rosewood stocks, a spur-style hammer and a 5” barrel chambered for .45 ACP, the 1911 Classic looks and feels just right. While not an exact replica of any specific model—Colt did take some liberties to enhance construction and performance, including a National Match barrel—the 1911 Classic is nonetheless a welcome introduction, and should tick the box for enthusiasts interested in perhaps the most-American of service sidearms. Watch the video for more.
Colt's Mfg.
1911 Classic
Action type:
single-action, semi-automatic, center-fire pistol
Chambering: .45 ACP
Barrel: 5”
Magazine: 7-round detachable box
Frame: steel
Slide: steel
Finish: blue
Stocks: Double Diamond Checkered Rosewood
Sights: fixed
Overall Length: 8.5”
Height: 5.25”
Features: Series 70 action, service-style spur hammer, short trigger

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