Turnbull Model 1911 WWI with A Coverage Engraving – PAST PRODUCT – No Longer for Sale

(1 customer review)


Log Number: NA000067 Category:


These WWI-style Turnbull Model 1911s feature a touch of classic American scroll hand engraving with our “A” (25%) coverage, derived from the early 20th century Colt 1911s engraved by Rudolph Kornbrath. The splashes of elegant scroll work adorn the top and sides of the slide, as well as select areas on the frame, enhancing rather than overwhelming the clean lines of our 1911 pistol. This style of hand engraving is cleanly cut with fine line shading, providing a subtle decorative touch under our classic charcoal blue finish.

With all Model 1911s built by Turnbull Restoration, customers have been drawn to the marriage of restoration-grade artisanship with new gun production. Such is the case here – it’s a no-nonsense, WWI-style 1911 that demonstrates what can be accomplished when the restoration mindset is applied to the production of a new firearm. This is a great opportunity to add to your collection a period-faithful piece with all the benefits of new production.

Additional Turnbull Model 1911 features include:

  • 5 inch barrel
  • WWI style 1911 sights with semi-circle notch rear
  • Short, wide spur hammer with standard checkering
  • Early style grip safety with a knurled undercut thumb piece
  • Hand checkered, double diamond American Black Walnut grips
  • WWI style ejection port
  • Solid one piece steel trigger
  • Turnbull “Turning Bull” trademark on left of slide behind serrations
  • Doug Turnbull inspector stamp

Includes hard black case and two reproduction two-tone magazines.

"One can hardly handle and shoot this Turnbull M1911 without thinking of the likes of Black Jack Pershing and his ride into Mexico, or Alvin York and the rest of the boys who went 'over the top' in Europe during World War I."

NRA Staff

American Rifleman Magazine

Additional information

Log Number NA000067
Inventory Status






Serial Number

Made to Order



.45 ACP

Barrel Length



Double Diamond Grips, Hand Checkered


Standard WWI


38 oz.

Weight Loaded

45.5 oz.



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1 review for Turnbull Model 1911 WWI with A Coverage Engraving – PAST PRODUCT – No Longer for Sale

  1. James Caldwell

    I got one of these fine firearms last year. It was a show special. I was very pleased at its looks and detail to a original 1911 of this era.
    Great craftmanship, no mim parts that I see.
    I am also very pleased at the accuracy and reliability of this gun.
    To put it short, the 1911 looks as good as it shoots and shouldnt sit in a safe.

    • Sara Turnbull

      Thanks, James! You’re correct, we don’t use any MIM parts. Glad to hear you’re happy with your pistol!

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