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    Centennial 1911

    Well 2009 is fast approaching. I just realized that it's almost 100 years since John Browning's baby was born.

    What would everyone like to see for a Centennial edition 1911? I'm sure the big companies have this on their radar and may already have something in the works. What could they do to get you to go out and get one in 2011(as if you need an excuse)?
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    How about an exact replica of the original? When I say exact I mean all the way down to the price tag!
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    that would be nice, i would like to see a set, one exact replica, one with bells and whistles. in a nice commemorative box.

    the new version should have popular add ons: ambi safety, mag well, night sights, trigger work, beavertail, possible arched MSH.

    it would be nice to show how far the 1911 has and has not progressed with time
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    I would like to see Browning come out with exact copies of all the pistols that were made working up to the one adopted and sell them as a set. I say Browning cause I would like to own them with the original name.

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    I would NEVER buy a firearm that had.

    Colt 1911 100 Year Commemorative Special Edition

    roll marked down the slide.

    The same way I would never buy any other.

    Who DAHECK wants Annie Oakley on their rifle or a poorly rendered comical picture of Jim Bowie and his signature on their doggone knife?
    How stupid is that?

    They should just make an extra nice 100 year model and then laser engrave 100 year edition Very Small & invisible UNDER THE GRIP AREA! and they could begin all the serial #s with JMB100XXXXXX ~ I'd be cool with that.

    Then I would buy one.
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    my idea would not be a blazen 100 anniversary on the side, or special gold inlay, but rather an exact replica with special serial number, identical markings. and a second with a matching serial number maybe with the letter X behind it or something like that but on a todays style gun with nice finish and extras. tastefully done, not a race gun or all out custom but with popluar features.

    if i had the money that would be the set i would like
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    I agree with QKShooter, a unique serial number would be just fine.

    Perhaps, the words Centennial Edition or Centennial Model could be tastefully roll-marked on the slide or frame.

    No laser engravings or etchings, please.

    A pair of ivory stocks would be nice, too, or at least something in highly figured burl walnut. NO synthetics.


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    I'd buy one...
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    How about an exact replica of the original? When I say exact I mean all the way down to the price tag!
    Amen to that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raevan View Post
    I would like to see Browning come out with exact copies of all the pistols that were made working up to the one adopted and sell them as a set. I say Browning cause I would like to own them with the original name.
    That would be interesting, but all the pistols that the 1911 evolved from, beginning with the Model 1900 in .38 ACP, wore the Colt name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by optikal View Post
    my idea would not be a blazen 100 anniversary on the side, or special gold inlay, but rather an exact replica with special serial number
    That would not be all that hard for Colt to accomplish either.

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    If I can't get an original, I'd take a 100 year remake of that original if it weren't all marked up like a carnival toy with commemorative engravings.
    Like QKShooter said, just a SN identifier would be enough.

    (Then I'd get a John Wayne Carnival Toy Commemorative!!)
    It’s so much easier now days, to "Love and honor" my wife, when she is armed, and shoots a better group than I do. (Till death do us part, eh?)

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    I want a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time.

    Actually, I agree with Qk: Nothing hokey stamped anywhere on it, the special serial number would be just fine as a designator.
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