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thecableguy
12-16-2010, 15:46
I like it but I think I might be ordering the EB EE Cent. The price of this one is way out of my league. MSRP $3995 Limited to 100 serial numbered pieces in 2011.

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/7b1a9382c490b04b227c7c2b9/images/dealer_centennial_header2.1.1.jpg
http://gallery.mailchimp.com/7b1a9382c490b04b227c7c2b9/images/1911_2.jpg
Video here.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3VdK_GKfiI&utm_source=Wilson+Combat+Newsletter&utm_campaign=6dddff6030-Centennial_Gun_Retail_Dec_9_2010&utm_medium=email

heitzoflearning
12-16-2010, 15:49
i want bad

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
12-16-2010, 15:53
It looks nicer than some of the other 100 year versions, but too much $ for me...

Gdirty5
12-16-2010, 15:53
it's beautiful, I'd like it without the banner though....

brzusa.1911
12-16-2010, 15:54
That is the best 100 years version I've seen so far!!! I wish I had the extra cash now :crying:

bac1023
12-16-2010, 15:55
Centennial guns are not my thing, but that looks nice. I like how the slide is chamfered at the bottom.

knedrgr
12-16-2010, 16:06
it's beautiful, I'd like it without the banner though....

+1. Hands down!

...I like how the slide is chamfered at the bottom.

+1.

drc767
12-16-2010, 16:07
I ordered two of them today. It looks as though they are going to be built 5 at a time, so they will filter into the market throughout the year. I like the fact they are going to be blued. Looks like a pretty nice 100 year anniversary pistol....

bac1023
12-16-2010, 16:16
I ordered two of them today. It looks as though they are going to be built 5 at a time, so they will filter into the market throughout the year. I like the fact they are going to be blued. Looks like a pretty nice 100 year anniversary pistol....

Very cool Dave.

thecableguy
12-16-2010, 16:40
I ordered two of them today. It looks as though they are going to be built 5 at a time, so they will filter into the market throughout the year. I like the fact they are going to be blued. Looks like a pretty nice 100 year anniversary pistol....

Dave how long did they say the build time was?

Hokie1911
12-16-2010, 16:49
Meh, I like the Brown a LOT better....and it's 1/2 the price.

drc767
12-16-2010, 17:00
Dave how long did they say the build time was?

I was told it could be March or it could be November. In other words, I have no earthly idea when they will be done, but they more than likely will not be done at the same time.

brisk21
12-16-2010, 17:07
Very nice, Id prefer no browning cuts in the slide though.

drc767
12-16-2010, 17:19
Very nice, Id prefer no browning cuts in the slide though.

Unfortunately, there are no changes or options available on this build.....It is what it is..

brisk21
12-16-2010, 17:21
Unfortunately, there are no changes or options available on this build.....It is what it is..

The only thing unfortunate is that I don't have 4k to spend on it.:crying:

glock2740
12-16-2010, 17:51
Good looking gun. I think I'll get one and have it flush crowned, golfballed, do a melt job, have it hardchromed and slap some Horned Lizards on it. :rofl:

rsxr22
12-16-2010, 18:08
We ordered one as well and John mentioned the same wait times! Im sure they will take their time with these guys! Just like they do on the Supergrades.
It is a very classy looking gun! Could do without the speed cuts, but whatever!

drc767
12-16-2010, 18:16
Good looking gun. I think I'll get one and have it flush crowned, golfballed, do a melt job, have it hardchromed and slap some Horned Lizards on it. :rofl:

.....I'll see you in hell, Joe.....:)

drc767
12-16-2010, 18:18
Meh, I like the Brown a LOT better....and it's 1/2 the price.

Supposedly, these are going to be Supergrade quality pistols. Big difference compared to a Brown at half the cost. :) I am not a huge fan of the roll marks, either, but I figure I have to own at least one Anniversary 1911....It might as well be a Wilson......that is, unless Alex decides to do something, then I will be all over that like a hobo on a ham sandwich. :)

thecableguy
12-16-2010, 18:24
Like I wrote in the OP I like it but this one does it for me little more. The roll marks on the EB just look better to me, and of course the it being half the price also sweetens the deal for me.
http://edbrown.com/images/handguns/E-BB-CENT.jpg

Ok most here have said I wish they did this or that. I for one don't. I like looking at the different interpretations of the Centennial 1911s by all the makers producing them.(except that abomination that Kimber is try to pass off as a Centennial edition) Now you offer them for sale and let the customers make changes then it's no longer a "special edition" it's just a 1911 ordered to your spec like everything else they offer. Plus the best part of just about any 1911 is the fact that you can change it around to suit your needs if you so choose to. Just my thinking.

TKR Reptiles
12-16-2010, 18:32
Nice looking gun... Definitely not worth $3995... But NO pistol is to me tbh...

Jason D
12-16-2010, 18:52
I hate it myself.

A 100 year tribute pistol should look like a real 1911.
I mean like an original 1911 or 1911A1, but a race horse on the inside.

glock2740
12-16-2010, 18:56
Like I wrote in the OP I like it but this one does it for me little more. The roll marks on the EB just look better to me, and of course the it being half the price also sweetens the deal for me.
http://edbrown.com/images/handguns/E-BB-CENT.jpg

Ok most here have said I wish they did this or that. I for one don't. I like looking at the different interpretations of the Centennial 1911s by all the makers producing them.(except that abomination that Kimber is try to pass off as a Centennial edition) Now you offer them for sale and let the customers make changes then it's no longer a "special edition" it's just a 1911 ordered to your spec like everything else they offer. Plus the best part of just about any 1911 is the fact that you can change it around to suit your needs if you so choose to. Just my thinking.
That's one damn fine looking gun too. :thumbsup:

glock2740
12-16-2010, 19:00
Supposedly, these are going to be Supergrade quality pistols. Big difference compared to a Brown at half the cost. :) I am not a huge fan of the roll marks, either, but I figure I have to own at least one Anniversary 1911....It might as well be a Wilson......that is, unless Alex decides to do something, then I will be all over that like a hobo on a ham sandwich. :)
:rofl:I love the hobo line. Always makes me laugh. I gotta agree, a Wilson SG beats an EB hands down. Worth the extra money IMO. I will say that the ED is one great looking gun.

bac1023
12-16-2010, 19:25
Very nice, Id prefer no browning cuts in the slide though.

Its more of a slanted Browning cut. Wilson calls them "carry cuts".

bac1023
12-16-2010, 19:28
Supposedly, these are going to be Supergrade quality pistols. Big difference compared to a Brown at half the cost. :)

If they're going to be built one at a time by the Super Grade smiths, they will certainly be nicer than the Brown.

Hokie1911
12-16-2010, 19:45
If they're going to be built one at a time by the Super Grade smiths, they will certainly be nicer than the Brown.

For 2x the price I would certainly hope so.

Hokie1911
12-16-2010, 19:52
...but I figure I have to own at least one Anniversary 1911....It might as well be a Wilson......that is, unless Alex decides to do something, then I will be all over that like a hobo on a ham sandwich. :)

So what does one do with a limited production ______ centennial 1911? Safe queen or will you actually shoot it? Just curious as I will not be buying one.

thecableguy
12-16-2010, 19:59
I ordered two of them today.

This Paul. One safe queen and one for shooting. :supergrin:

drc767
12-16-2010, 20:01
This Paul. One safe queen and one for shooting. :supergrin:

More like, one for safe queen, one for selling......:)

brisk21
12-16-2010, 20:15
Like I wrote in the OP I like it but this one does it for me little more. The roll marks on the EB just look better to me, and of course the it being half the price also sweetens the deal for me.
http://edbrown.com/images/handguns/E-BB-CENT.jpg

Ok most here have said I wish they did this or that. I for one don't. I like looking at the different interpretations of the Centennial 1911s by all the makers producing them.(except that abomination that Kimber is try to pass off as a Centennial edition) Now you offer them for sale and let the customers make changes then it's no longer a "special edition" it's just a 1911 ordered to your spec like everything else they offer. Plus the best part of just about any 1911 is the fact that you can change it around to suit your needs if you so choose to. Just my thinking.

Now when I think of a centennial edition, this is it right here!! Very nice. Id take that over the wilson for sure.

knedrgr
12-16-2010, 20:17
Its more of a slanted Browning cut. Wilson calls them "carry cuts".

I like that cut.

Hokie1911
12-16-2010, 20:31
Now when I think of a centennial edition, this is it right here!! Very nice. Id take that over the wilson for sure.

Yeah me too. Much more tastefully done without a huge billboard and fluff.

airflyer
12-16-2010, 20:38
If they're going to be built one at a time by the Super Grade smiths, they will certainly be nicer than the Brown.

How would you ever know? Do they sign off who does what , never bought a Wilson but might in 2011

bac1023
12-16-2010, 20:58
How would you ever know? Do they sign off who does what , never bought a Wilson but might in 2011

As far as I know, the Super Grade models are built by one smith, while the other Wilsons are assembled on more of a production line. I guess a call to Wilson to see how these special editions are being made would answer that.

bac1023
12-16-2010, 21:00
For 2x the price I would certainly hope so.

Well, the Brown is almost certainly the better value for the dollar at half the price.

Hokie1911
12-16-2010, 21:04
Well, the Brown is almost certainly the better value for the dollar at half the price.

In my 1911 noobness, I honestly wouldn't be able to tell the difference either way. I'm sure guys like you, Don, and Dave could...but I certainly couldn't.

cbbully
12-16-2010, 23:47
eh, its alright.

20South
12-17-2010, 00:10
I think its well done. Billboard and all.

fistpoint
12-17-2010, 05:15
According to the Wilson Supergrade for Vickers story, several smiths were used from their team of Supergrade smiths. Watch it being built here:
http://blog.wilsoncombat.com/calibers/45-acp/larry-vickers-1911


And here they mention them being built by one, or more.
http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=277589&highlight=supergrade+smiths

"Often they will work on(in? sic) teams to build the guns.". To me that sounds like both depending on the specific build.

bladeandbarrel
12-17-2010, 10:51
Well, the Brown is almost certainly the better value for the dollar at half the price.


How is the Brown half the price?

Hokie1911
12-17-2010, 10:59
How is the Brown half the price?

Not the engraved one. The one pictured above is $2,200ish.

rsxr22
12-17-2010, 11:07
You are right BAC. SG's are handled only by one master smith and thats how these will be done as well. I like EB's guns and there cent' as well. Quality is close on WC's lower line models, but SG's are by far the finest semi custom's out there. At one point, i didnt think i could see the difference between say a TRP and a CQB. I was sadly mistaken! But I thought never in a million years could anything get any better in the semi custom stable, that was until I played with a SG. I thought the price dictated the more attention to detail and the prestige of only having one smith touch your gun. I cant say at this time I will own a SG, but there is DEF a difference. And people buy commemorative 1911's to support tradition, well Bill started the first semi-custom shop. There were many before him and will be many after but like JMB revolutionized the 1911, BW found a way to bring them to us in a more affordable form!

bladeandbarrel
12-17-2010, 11:09
Not the engraved one. The one pictured above is $2,200ish.



Executive Elite - Centennial edition
In addition to the standard Executive Elite, the Centennial edition includes the following:

Centennial edition, 1911-2011 special laser engraving on left hand side of slide. "Custom by Ed Brown" remains on right hand side of slide.
Tru-Ivory grips instead of wood grips.
Solid trigger instead of 3-hole trigger.
Plain black sights instead of night sights.
Jewelled barrel hood.
Special serial number starting with JMB prefix (signifies John Moses Browning).
Retail: $2,495.

Now add up all the options on the Wilson and factor in the Charcoal bluing and you get a little closer I think. I like the EB also. Nice gun. Not a reall apples to apples comparison in my opinion.

DedicatedShooter
12-17-2010, 23:25
We luckily secured one of these for our shop (B&B Armory in Youngstown, OH). I don't know any other details other than we have one coming at some point!! If you're interested or have any questions, PM rsxr22.

Zombie Steve
12-17-2010, 23:48
What the hell does "Contemporary Classic" mean?


That's as bad as "Instant Minute Rice".


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