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. While many manufacturers have produced this firearm, Colt is the original and the most trusted. This custom pistol features a Wilson Combat hammer, trigger, safety, and spring kit, an Ed Brown barrel and bushing, a Nighthawk tactical guide rod and guide rod plug, Colt 3-dot sights, and laminated wooden grips. Its grips and bore are all excellent condition and its metal is in very good condition.