Turnbull Announces Limited Edition Commercial 1911 Pistol

by
posted on June 29, 2017
turnbulcommercial1911_lede.jpg

To mark the iconic Commercial 1911 Government Pistol’s significance in the history of American firearms, Turnbull Restoration has announced a limited edition number of pistols that will feature the early style commercial finish that was applied to them in their original manufacture in 1912. These .45 ACP pistols are set to be released on July 4, 2017.


“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. “It just made sense to honor this purely American firearm design by releasing it on Independence Day.”

The Turnbull Commercial 1911 Government will be finished in the circa 1912 early style, including a high-polish-charcoal blued slide and frame. The one-piece solid steel trigger, as well as the slide stop hammer and grip screws, are nitre blued for strength. Two two-tone magazines with the then standard lanyard loop are included.

Serial numbers and other stampings will be consistent with the style used on the originals on the left front of the frame. Every pistol will have Turnbull’s “Turning Bull” mark on the left rear of the slide. Each Turnbull Commercial 1911 includes a Turnbull branded leather case.

The pistols have a 5” barrel and a World War I-style ejection port. The sight is also in the World War I-style with a semi-circle notch. The grips are hand checkered double diamond pattern in American Black Walnut. The safety lock is in the early style with a knurled undercut thumbpiece.

“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. To order or learn more, visit turnbullrestoration.com/c1911.

“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.”

Latest

Colt Single Action Army
Colt Single Action Army

Favorite Firearms: A Mystery Colt Single Action Army

Perusing an expired paper-edition Gun List several years ago, I came across an ad for this old 1880-1881 Colt Single Action Army. Can’t remember what I paid, but at that time, it was too cheap to believe it was still for sale.

New For 2024: Inglis High Power Pistols

Inglis Mfg. has been reborn under the SDS Imports brand, and the company is now making classic versions of the venerable High Power pistol.

Preview: Negrini Hybri-Tech RMR Ready Handgun Case

A major supplier of OEM shotgun, rifle and handgun cases for many of the firearm industry’s biggest names for more than 40 years, during the last decade or so, Negrini Cases of Italy has also started putting more of an emphasis on selling its high-quality products directly to consumers.

Gun Of The Week: Tokarev USA TT 12

A 12-ga. semi-automatic shotgun that feeds from detachable box magazines, the Tokarev USA TT 12 provides some familiar features to fans of the AR-15.

The Armed Citizen® May 24, 2024

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Preview: Herrington Arms HCPDP

A micro compensator designed specifically for use with threaded-barreled versions of Walther’s superb PDP, the HCPDP from Herrington Arms is machined from durable 6061 aluminum to perfectly match the contours of the pistol’s slide.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.