Wilson Combat is producing a limited-edition 1911 pistol for the 100th anniversary the company says John Moses Browning would be proud to call his own.
The company announced the 1911: The New Wilson Combat Contemporary Classic pistol on its blog, saying it has built "a modern version of what Browning might have originally envisioned."
Wilson Combat used Browning-era materials such as forged and billet-machined carbon steels, walnut for grips and hand-finished bone charcoal blue from Doug Turnbull.
Custom features include fine checkering on the grip, a gold bead insert front blade, and a beavertail grip safety. It arrives with a presentation case.
Browning's original features carried over by Wilson include an integral lanyard loop attachment for field use and flat mainspring housing and long, steel trigger. Wilson added carry cuts to the front of the slide in deference to Browning's other design, the GP-35 (Hi-Power). The initials "JMB" and unique serial number are added to every gun.
The pistol will retail for $3,995.