Smith & Wesson 1911 Engraved Description:
For what’s simply called the “Engraved 1911,” Smith & Wesson starts with one of its proven SW1911 E-Series pistols in .45 ACP. These 1911 pistols have proven very popular over the years, with many features often seen on custom pistols.
Made from stainless steel with a bead-blasted matte silver finish, the Engraved 1911’s slide features three-dot sights and serrations on top to reduce glare. You’ll also notice horizontal serrations on the rear of the slide for the same reason. Smith & Wesson’s fish-scale-like cocking serrations are found at the front and rear on both sides.
Both the front strap and mainspring housing are checkered for enhanced traction. The laminate E-Series grip panels also provide a nice look and another level of control. The frame also sports a now-common extended beavertail grip safety as well as a crisp, clean single-action trigger.
Altogether, the Engraved 1911 comes in an engraved wooden presentation case that would look good on display on any shelf, and Smith & Wesson includes two 8-round magazines.
Now for the engraving. You’ll notice scroll engraving on the slide flats as well as on a few small areas of the frame. And looking closely, this engraving is pretty impressive for being done by a machine. It’s clean with few imperfections and consistent depth.
While the overall pattern is similar, each side is adapted to the contours of the pistol. Even the small patterns on the frame are slightly different on each side, such as around the magazine release. This is significant because hand engraving is never precisely duplicated on both sides of a pistol—it’s part of the artist’s touch.
Key Features of This Smith & Wesson 1911 Engraved:
- Scrollwork designed by Smith & Wesson’s Master Engraver
- Engraved on the stainless steel slide and frame
- Glass bead finish and rosewood colored grips
- Fits naturally in your hand and boasts exceptional balance
- White-dot front sight with a white two-dot rear sight
- Comes with a handsome engraved wood case
- Hard Transport Case
- Engraved Hardwood Presentation Case
- Magazines x 2
- Cable Lock