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thecableguy
01-03-2011, 16:49
I saw this on TOS and thought it would be cool to try to keep up with the Centennial models. Maybe compile a picture thread through out the year.

ED Brown's 2 offerings.
http://gunsgunsguns.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Ed-Brown-Executive-Elite-Centennial1.jpg
http://gunsgunsguns.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Ed-Brown-Classic-Custom-Centennial-Edition.jpg

Wilson Combat
http://blog.wilsoncombat.com/wp-content/uploads/100th-0021.jpg
http://blog.wilsoncombat.com/wp-content/uploads/1911-1.jpg

Colt
http://www.huntingheritagetrust.org/DATA/treasures/upcomingauctionite/oneofakindfactorye//1colt_7small.jpg
http://www.huntingheritagetrust.org/DATA/treasures/upcomingauctionite/oneofakindfactorye//colt_11small-lr.jpg

thecableguy
01-03-2011, 16:50
Browning
http://www.huntingheritagetrust.org/DATA/treasures/upcomingauctionite/casedpairofhistori//2_left.jpg

Kimber
http://www.kimberamerica.com/images/pistols/centennial/centennial_edition_large.jpg

Quack
01-03-2011, 16:51
you forgot Volkman.
http://www.migunslingers.com/images/inv/Centennial3.JPG

thecableguy
01-03-2011, 16:52
I think thats all of them for now. The Ed Brown EE is my favorite of the bunch. Somebody at Kimber should be fired for approving that thing.:ack::puking:

Cerebrus
01-03-2011, 16:54
blargh.. they are all fugly... and overpriced ta boot...

thecableguy
01-03-2011, 16:55
you forgot Volkman.


I look at that thing at least once a week and forgot all about it. I like that one too but out of my price range for sure.

Nickpisp
01-03-2011, 17:00
Your Colt pic really isn't their Anniversary offering. That's the ANVI of which only one was made. The ANVII and ANVIII are their "offerings".


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/Nickpisp/COL_O1911ANVII.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/Nickpisp/COL_O1911ANVIII.jpg

thecableguy
01-03-2011, 17:06
Your Colt pic really isn't their Anniversary offering. That's the ANVI of which only one was made. The ANVII and ANVIII are their "offerings".

So it is an Anniversary edition but not the one the are offering to the general public just one made to auction off? I didn't know about the other ones. Thanks for the info.

rsxr22
01-03-2011, 17:19
The EB is sharp!

Nickpisp
01-03-2011, 17:35
So it is an Anniversary edition but not the one the are offering to the general public just one made to auction off? I didn't know about the other ones. Thanks for the info.

Yup, that's the one on Gunbroker going for over 80K last I checked. They are making 750 of the ANVII and ANVIII's can be ordered until this November.

KDawg0007
01-03-2011, 17:41
The Ed Brown is awesome but what the classic custom centennial costs is just crazy. Either would be an amazing heirloom piece though.

bac1023
01-03-2011, 17:44
They just aren't for me.

I'm not one for special editions.

thecableguy
01-03-2011, 17:47
They just aren't for me.

I'm not one for special editions.
That is what I was thinking until I saw the Ed Brown Executive. Nice and simple not overly done. Something that you could take to the range once in a while and not be scared to shoot.

craig19
01-03-2011, 17:47
That Kimber makes my eyes bleed.

bac1023
01-03-2011, 18:00
That Kimber makes my eyes bleed.

Yeah, its hideous. :ack:

Mr. Gekko
01-03-2011, 18:09
Your Colt pic really isn't their Anniversary offering. That's the ANVI of which only one was made. The ANVII and ANVIII are their "offerings".


http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b376/Nickpisp/COL_O1911ANVIII.jpg

I like the ANVIII the most. Original look without the freaking engraving and gold crap. Don't like the rollmarks though, but it is a centennial after all.

bac1023
01-03-2011, 19:00
That is what I was thinking until I saw the Ed Brown Executive. Nice and simple not overly done. Something that you could take to the range once in a while and not be scared to shoot.

Its definitely nice. I just won't buy anything commemorative.

airflyer
01-03-2011, 19:56
The kimber and volkmann both look the same with casehardened lowers but different grips

knedrgr
01-03-2011, 20:44
The EB or WC gets my vote.

Hokie1911
01-03-2011, 20:47
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/D11/42/42294.jpg

:tongueout:

thecableguy
01-03-2011, 20:52
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/D11/42/42294.jpg

:tongueout:
I like this one even better.
http://www.robarguns.com/images/axpic4.jpg :supergrin:

Quack
01-04-2011, 11:51
RRA is supposedly making 100 1911's this year.
Baer should announce his Centennial 1911 at the Shot Show.
Remington will introduce a new model as well as have a Centennial model at the Shot Show.

thecableguy
01-05-2011, 10:07
Les Baer
http://www.lesbaer.com/images/Centennial-1911.jpg

polizei1
01-05-2011, 14:37
Whole bunch of fail on that pistol...more here:

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?p=3003867#post3003867

Nickpisp
01-05-2011, 14:46
Anyone know if Browning will have one without the Gold on it?

thecableguy
01-05-2011, 14:54
Whole bunch of fail on that pistol...more here:

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?p=3003867#post3003867

I just posted the pic but agree with almost everything that was posted in that link. The Baer is a let down. Brown is still on top of the centennial models with WC a close second. Heck Kimber put more thought into it than Les did. (not a very good one but more none the less)

DRAGON1970
01-05-2011, 15:26
What else should Baer do to their offering?? Looks just like the Brown even down to the grips.

What else can anyone do to a 1911?? Different finishes, serrations, front strap treatments, sights...etc. It is still a 1911.

Hokie1911
01-05-2011, 15:28
The rollmark on the LB looks like it was done by a high school shop class.

GJ1981
01-05-2011, 18:04
Here's a link to Nighthawk's.

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=297848

Not overly gaudy like some...

thecableguy
01-05-2011, 18:14
Nighthawk
http://www.migunslingers.com/images/inv/NHC_Centennial.jpg
http://www.migunslingers.com/images/inv/NHC_Centennial2.jpg
http://www.migunslingers.com/images/inv/NHC_Centennial3.jpg
http://www.migunslingers.com/images/inv/NHC_Centennial4.jpg
http://www.migunslingers.com/images/inv/NHC_Centennial12.jpg
more at the link GJ posted

Other than the grips and "we the people" roll mark i like it.

rsxr22
01-05-2011, 18:36
Some of the ones ive seen are pretty extreme! I dont really understand why some are doing the things they are. Like LB putting Adj sights on. Im pretty sure a very small amount of these centennials are actually going to be shot, why put them on then?
If I were in the market for one, I would want a mixture of modern/traditional.

Hokie1911
01-05-2011, 19:01
$2,895 for the NH. Ouch. That's a whole lot of ugly. :ack:

polizei1
01-05-2011, 19:14
Now, while I don't like it...I have to give NH props because to my knowledge, they are the ONLY company to actually go for the "retro" real look, like the original. What I don't understand at all, is why so many of the companies used target sights?

Whether you believe it or not, the SOLE purpose of the 1911 was to KILL people. It was designed for combat. Now I'm not saying they all have to have GI sights, but come on...target sights? Really?

glock2740
01-05-2011, 19:40
The clean Eb Brown is tops in my book. The Wilson and Baer are tied for second place. The rest don't do anything for me. And that Nighthawk...:puking:

thecableguy
01-05-2011, 19:43
Wow I thought there would be more love for the NH. Those grips should of never made it on the gun but it is the closest to the original design. Picture it with different grips.

glock2740
01-05-2011, 19:56
I personally don't think that the 100 year guns should have to look like they were built 100 years ago. The 1911 has come a long way, yet stayed very close to it's roots in the past 100 years. I think the 100 year guns should reflect these simple and better changes.

DRAGON1970
01-05-2011, 21:27
The NH gets my vote, just take off those grips.

okie
01-05-2011, 21:35
Somebody at Kimber should be fired for approving that thing.:ack::puking:
This:rofl::rofl:

okie
01-05-2011, 21:37
My fav is the first Ed Brown:thumbsup:

Cobra64
01-06-2011, 00:49
Somebody at Kimber should be fired for approving that thing.:ack::puking:

:agree:

That's horrible.

Cobra64
01-06-2011, 00:52
That Kimber makes my eyes bleed.

Hillary thought the same thing.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Clintons/Hillary13.gif

Cobra64
01-06-2011, 00:53
My fav is the first Ed Brown:thumbsup:

Mine too.

airflyer
01-06-2011, 06:45
Very bad, looks like a bicentennial theme with "we the people" :faint:

bac1023
01-06-2011, 07:27
Hillary thought the same thing.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Clintons/Hillary13.gif

:rofl::rofl:

bac1023
01-06-2011, 07:30
My fav is the first Ed Brown:thumbsup:

That's really the only one I like at all.

...and not the engraved model.

RetailNinja
01-06-2011, 20:38
I wonder whose Cent model is going to sell the least. Other than the ANVIII they all look idiotic.

Nickpisp
01-06-2011, 21:13
I wonder whose Cent model is going to sell the least. Other than the ANVIII they all look idiotic.

Since they're all limited I would bet they all sell out.

woodrowNC
01-07-2011, 02:44
cyclinder and slide have by far the best example. i'm afraid to ask the price, but it is beautiful. ok the price is 5000. i just stare at the flyer.

http://www.cylinder-slide.com/1911repro/1911repro.jpg
if you'll read the list of info, it seems nothing is going to be this authentic. c&s rollmarks in correct font.

woodrowNC
01-07-2011, 02:51
Browning
http://www.huntingheritagetrust.org/DATA/treasures/upcomingauctionite/casedpairofhistori//2_left.jpg

Kimber
http://www.kimberamerica.com/images/pistols/centennial/centennial_edition_large.jpg

the browning and wilsons look ok but kimber has lost touch with reality.

extremist
01-07-2011, 06:40
Browning
http://www.huntingheritagetrust.org/DATA/treasures/upcomingauctionite/casedpairofhistori//2_left.jpg

I actually think this is one of the more attractive Centennial models. Does anyone have any dealer or pricing info on it?

James

knedrgr
01-07-2011, 08:18
I wonder whose Cent model is going to sell the least. Other than the ANVIII they all look idiotic.

Since they're all limited I would bet they all sell out.

you can pay for school but you can buy class...

woodrowNC
01-07-2011, 08:31
I actually think this is one of the more attractive Centennial models. Does anyone have any dealer or pricing info on it?

James

if they would just lose the gold.

Pipedreamer
01-07-2011, 23:58
I am curious to know if you guys think any of these guns will hold their value or increase in value. I am thinking of buying an EB Executive Elite Centennial edition because I like it and it may be a sound investment. I will have to save money for a while and I do not want to waste my money. It seems that they should increase in value over the years due to the limited production.
Also, does anyone know if they will sell out or is there a waiting list?

Thanks for the info.

Nickpisp
01-08-2011, 08:27
I am curious to know if you guys think any of these guns will hold their value or increase in value. I am thinking of buying an EB Executive Elite Centennial edition because I like it and it may be a sound investment. I will have to save money for a while and I do not want to waste my money. It seems that they should increase in value over the years due to the limited production.
Also, does anyone know if they will sell out or is there a waiting list?

Thanks for the info.

Personally I don't think many of them other than the Colt ANVII will increase much.

bac1023
01-09-2011, 10:24
I am curious to know if you guys think any of these guns will hold their value or increase in value. I am thinking of buying an EB Executive Elite Centennial edition because I like it and it may be a sound investment. I will have to save money for a while and I do not want to waste my money. It seems that they should increase in value over the years due to the limited production.
Also, does anyone know if they will sell out or is there a waiting list?

Thanks for the info.

I highly doubt it. Rarity alone doesn't equal value.

I just see there being much demand going forward.

Colt, yes, Ed Brown, no.

Hokie1911
01-09-2011, 10:26
If you want rarity, the Colt is ONLY at $86k with 11 or 12 days left.

bac1023
01-09-2011, 10:26
If you want rarity, the Colt is ONLY at $86k with 11 or 12 days left.

:rofl::rofl:

Hokie1911
01-09-2011, 10:27
Ed Browns suck anyway. Why would you want one of those.

thecableguy
01-09-2011, 10:29
Like everyone has already posted I don't think any of these besides the Colt are going to be worth anymore than what you paid for them. If you want something that might increase in price try looking for original USGI 1911s.

bac1023
01-09-2011, 10:31
Ed Browns suck anyway. Why would you want one of those.

:rofl::rofl:

Great 1911s and certainly much better than Colt, just not collectable.

In fact, I don't think any of these Centennial models are investment pieces other than Colt.

Very few "Special Editions" really hit it big with collectors.

Nakanokalronin
01-09-2011, 10:35
I don't like any of the anniversary pieces. Instead I'll buy 1911 models that I like. So far this year its been a current production Colt Combat Elite and Springfield loaded in stainless which is as tight fitting as the TRP at the same shop, no joke. Man its gonna be a long year....:worried:

Hokie1911
01-09-2011, 11:04
Can you imagine what that Colt will be worth in 25 or 50 years? :wow:

Nickpisp
01-09-2011, 11:07
Can you imagine what that Colt will be worth in 25 or 50 years? :wow:

I'll let you know! :whistling:

bac1023
01-09-2011, 11:13
I'll let you know! :whistling:

:rofl:

Pipedreamer
01-09-2011, 19:41
I highly doubt it. Rarity alone doesn't equal value.

I just see there being much demand going forward.

Colt, yes, Ed Brown, no.

What is the quality of a Colt compared to an EB. I want a good quality and reliable shooter also and I am willing to pay for it.

Nickpisp
01-09-2011, 19:56
What is the quality of a Colt compared to an EB. I want a good quality and reliable shooter also and I am willing to pay for it.

Not much comparison there. Colt is a production gun and Brown is a semi-custom at double the price. A Colt has good quality and will be reliable but the Brown is a whole different level.

bac1023
01-09-2011, 19:57
What is the quality of a Colt compared to an EB. I want a good quality and reliable shooter also and I am willing to pay for it.

Ed Brown's quality is much better than Colt.

There's really no comparison.

However, the Colt will hold its value much better than nearly any other 1911. That's just the way it works.

Colts also have a tendency to become good collector's items whenever a limited run is made. Not so with Ed Brown or really any of the high end models.

Hokie1911
01-09-2011, 20:01
I'll let you know! :whistling:

:animlol:

ajgranda
01-11-2011, 08:16
Ed Brown's quality is much better than Colt.

There's really no comparison.

However, the Colt will hold its value much better than nearly any other 1911. That's just the way it works.

Colts also have a tendency to become good collector's items whenever a limited run is made. Not so with Ed Brown or really any of the high end models.

I think one of the reasons the Colts hold there value so well are their lower price point.

bac1023
01-11-2011, 17:10
I think one of the reasons the Colts hold there value so well are their lower price point.

Not really, its all about the name.

I'm not even a huge Colt fan.