SK Customs is well known for producing highly stylized and customized handguns generally honoring or venerating a particular group of people or individuals who have had a great impact on history. Their latest project is the new Limited Edition Purple Heart Commemorative Colt 1911 which aims to give back to those who put their bodies on the line for our nation. The new Commemorative Colt 1911 will be a very limited run of just 240 pistols and will display a custom medallion of the modern-day Purple Heart Medal which is awarded to those who have sustained injuries in the line of duty.
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New Purple Heart Commemorative Colt 1911 from SK Customs
“Highlights of the Custom Colt 1911 Series 70 include:
- Each pistol has been designed to display a custom medallion of the modern-day Purple Heart Medal set into bright white faux ivory grips.
- The slide contains custom 24K gold scroll, shading and inscription of the quote “SOME GAVE ALL, ALL GAVE SOME” dedicated to those who serve.
- The rear panel of the Colt 1911 displays George Washington’s Coat of Arms while the reverse has the quote of “A GRATEFUL NATION HONORS AND REMEMBERS”, both in 24K Gold.
- The top of the slide has been designed with an authentic purple sapphire front sight, modern day Purple Heart Medal, 24K gold ribbon, and George Washington’s Badge of Military Merit and signature.
- Further gold plating with high polishing has been placed along the slide, frame flats, slide, barrel and hardware.
- Each model has been engraved with a special edition number 001of 240 in 24K gold on the rear panel
In addition to these features, each pistol will also be accompanied by an uncirculated West Point Minted National Purple Heart Hall of Honor 2022 Proof Silver Dollar with the West Point “W” mint mark and a certificate of authenticity singed by the Director of the U.S. Mint.
“We commemorate our nation’s heroes who have served and sacrificed their lives for our great Nation,” said Khiabani. “I am elated to pay tribute to those have served by releasing this stunning limited-edition firearm and our SK Give Back initiative.”
Each handgun will be a custom Government Model Colt 1911 Series 70. For this project, SK Customs has partnered with Purple Heart Homes and Purple Heart Integration Project to donate a portion of the proceeds raised by sales of this pistol to benefit each organization. In addition, SK Customs will also be donating one pistol to each organization for use in their own independent fundraising efforts. If you’re interested in picking one up, the pistols will sell for a price of $2,900 and will begin shipping in Q4 of 2022. For more information, you can visit http://skguns.com.