Designed by John Browning, the Model 1911 was the standard-issue side arm for the United States armed forces from 1911 to 1985 and is still carried by some U.S. forces today. The Model 1911's longevity is due to Browning's often-imitated design, which incorporates the short recoil principle. The M1911 is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. Auto Ordnance makes a back-to-basics 1911 clone with a parkerized finish and part and magazine compatibility with the standard Colt 1911's. This limited edition pistol was built to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Wisconsin branch of the National Rifle Association by commemorating the wars that US soldiers have fought in and is #20 of only 100 made in each state. The handgun features special embossing on the slide and the grips and gold accents and comes with a wooden display box. Its grips, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.