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 brown synthetic grips. This model features original G.I. detailing right down to the military style rollstamp, vertical slide serrations and lanyard loop. Other details include a firing pin block in the slide and a Series 80 configuration. This pistol features slide-stop and grip safeties, a blade front sight with a rear notch, and a 7-round magazine. Its grips and metal are in good condition and its bore is in very good condition.