Browning 1911-22 Commemorative

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Summary: The description, specs, MSRP and photos of the Browning 1911-22 Commemorative pistol sets.

Manufacturer’s Description

To mark the 1911 pistol’s 100th anniversary, Browning offers a commemorative version of its 1911-22 pistol in two boxed sets. In both sets, the 1911-22 Commemorative’s features include:

  • An alloy frame with a gloss-blued finish;
  • a machined aluminum slide with a gloss-blued finish and gold-enhanced engraving commemorating the 100th anniversary of John M. Browning’s 1911 design;
  • a stainless steel barrel block with a matte-blued finish and target crown;
  • a blowback semiauto with a single-action trigger;
  • checkered double-diamond walnut grips with a satin finish;
  • fixed sights;
  • a detachable 10-round magazine;
  • a manual thumb safety; and
  • a grip safety.

The 1911-22 Commemorative is made in the USA.

In the first boxed set, the 1911-22 comes with a full-size 1911 chambered in .45 ACP. This steel-framed pistol features the 1913 Government contract configuration and sports the same style finish and engraving as the 1911-22 Commemorative.

In the second set, the 1911-22 comes with a Ka-Bar knife. It features a 5.25″ blade formed from 1095 Cr-Vanadium steel and engraved with 1911-22 logo, a stacked leather handle, and a leather sheath with a retainer snap.

Both sets come in a velvet-lined walnut case with a printed glass top that proclaims the 100th anniversary of the famous John M. Browning design of the 1911. The inside lid depicts a collage of photos showing the military use of the 1911 over the last century.

The Specs

Model Caliber Capacity OAL BBL Width Height Weight
1911-22 .22 LR 10+1 7.125″ 4.25″ n/a n/a 15.5 oz
1911 .45 ACP 7+1 8.5″ 5″ n/a n/a 2 lbs., 7 oz.

MSRP: $4,669 (1911-22 and 1911)
MSRP: $1,339 (1911-22 and knife)

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1 comment

  1. Does Browning also mfg the 45 ACP 1911 that accompanies the smaller 22 cal 1911? Just wondering.

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