Dinosaurs, are simply timeless. They are awe-inspiring, fascinating, and continue to capture the modern imagination.
This spectacular 1911 is the one for Dinosaur aficionados, and features excavated dinosaur bones in deep relief stainless steel, amidst the cracked earth texture across the slide. An incredibly detailed Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton encompasses the left side of the slide, as a Raptor tries to escape his path on the slide cover. A Triceratops is likewise frozen in time on the right side of the slide, and a dramatic top view of a full T.Rex skeleton stretches over the top. A Pterodactyl is encased on the front strap of the frame.
Etched meteorite texture covers the frame, a symbol of the ultimate extraterrestrial predator that could not be defeated even by the King of the Cretaceous era.
This concept development started five years ago as a tongue-in-cheek response to the claim that ‘the 1911 is a dinosaur.’ The final result, however, is an incredible and fully functional work of art, worthy of passing down to the next generation. And for the future archeological record, it is a reminder of the era in which the 1911, like the T.Rex of ages past, was King.
-Merlin Enright, Master Excavator
This is a special edition, custom engraved Colt 1911 Government, .45 ACP, designed and engraved by Merlin Enright. An ALTAMONT® Exclusive. The spectacular deep relief engraving features custom Dinosaur-Meteorite engraving. The slide, frame, and even the safety lever and slide stop have full deep relief coverage. This is bold American engraving at its finest.
This stunning piece is complemented by polished faux ivory grips with Colt Medallion Inlay, made exclusively by ALTAMONT® for this special edition. The pictures don't do it justice.
Stock photos shown. This is not a one of one engraved firearm, but is engraved with the same care and attention to execute this spectacular pattern one gun at a time. This edition does not currently have an edition limit, and is primarily limited by the time associated with and difficulty of engraving.
A presentation box is also available as an optional add-on for $169. USA Made. The box includes a Velvet Pillow for gun placement. Choose from American Walnut or Cherry, with solid wood lid or with glass lid.
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|GRADE A||Factory Engraving Coverage of the main firearm sections. Standard depth of traditional deep relief engraving.|
|GRADE AA||Extensive Engraving Coverage including special detailing on accent components. Special or extra depth considerations specifically custom to the engraving pattern.|
|GRADE AAA||Master Level Coverage. Exquisite and complex detailing and coverage. Engraved at the ideal or maximum depth of spectacular deep relief engraving.|
|EXHIBITION / MUSEUM GRADE||Perfectly engraved firearms with no perceivable flaws, exhibition wood or ‘one of a kind’ exotic material.|
|PROTOTYPE / CUSTOM GRADE||Early, unique or deviant versions of an engraving pattern, which may reflect the development of the engraving pattern, may be ‘one of a kind’ or highly rare for certain features, and may be of collector interest.|