A limited edition of one-per-state “Heritage Edition” Colt 1911 pistols, featuring custom engraving and highly collectible serial numbers, is currently being auctioned on GunBroker.com with proceeds to benefit the Hunting Heritage Trust.

The Custom M1991A1 pistols were prepared by the Colt Custom Shop in cooperation with the Hunting Heritage Trust and are available on GunBroker.com only through December 18, 2011.

Only one pistol per state was produced in the series. This one-per-state feature is emphasized in the serial number of each gun. The Texas edition, for example, features the serial number USA1911TX.

In addition to the highly unique serial numbers, the pistols feature elegant scroll engraving and 24K gold accents. The left side of the slide proclaims “100 Years at America’s Side” in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 1911’s designation as the official side arm of the U.S. military. The left side also features the iconic Rampant Colt, also in 24K gold.

The right side features 24K “Heritage Edition” designation flanked by the dates 1911 and 2011. The rear of the right side of the slide features a 24K “One of One” logo, recognizing each pistol as the only one produced for each state.

The frame and sides of the slide are polished to Colt Custom Shop National Match finish.

The grips of are the Colt option smooth cocobolo with centered Rampant Colt medallion.

An example of the “Heritage Edition” 1911 may be viewed at http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=263277161.

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