Vincent Black Lightning 1911

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    Vincent Black Lightning 1911

    Yes, the same Vincent that is synonymous with high end classic motorcycles.
    I found this in the latest American Handgunner, a 1911 modeled on a Vincent.

    It's amazing, and I'm not even a 1911 nut.

    We were commissioned by a keen 1911 collector and Vincent motorcycle enthusiast to build a one-off custom pistol to complement a Black Lightning being made for him in Europe. After taking the time to fully understand the extent of the bike project we began the design on a pistol that would blend with the aesthetic and technical aspects of this unique motorcycle. The technical matters were straight forward but having to visually link a gun and a motorcycle was challenging.
    It was clear from the outset that a traditional custom 1911 wouldn't do it on it's own and we agreed that engraving was the only way to take this gun to the next level. We turned to Paul Piquette who is without a doubt one of the finest 'theme' engravers alive. We supplied him with all the reference material he needed to start the layout on a hand engraved and gold inlaid piece that would focus on the Vincent features. The motorcycle itself was black and gold so Piquette had a lot going for him from a creative standpoint.

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    To bad it's to pretty to shoot.....
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    very cool

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    Nice looking, but seems a waste to make a show piece out of a usable firearm. Guess I am not the type to own a commemorative gun.
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