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 1911A1 clone with a parkerized finish and synthetic grips. This model features original G.I. detailing right down to the military style rollstamp, vertical slide serrations, and lanyard loop. This limited edition D-Day Commemorative Edition 1911 was commissioned by the American History Foundation and features special gold engraving with the date of the D-Day invasion and the words, "Accept nothing less than full victory!" The handgun has a white, pearlescent synthetic grip with an Operation Overlord medallion and gold-plated levers and includes the original factory display case. Its grips, metal, and bore are all in excellent condition.