Rare Talo Edition Colt 1911 Diamond Grade – 1 of 350
Talo Edition Colt 1911 Diamond Grade – 1 of 350
Here at D4 Guns, we are proud to showcase a rare model 1911 pistol that will be the centerpiece for any gun collector’s inventory.
In conjunction with TALO distributors, Colt produced an extremely limited run of 1911’s in 2006. This extremely rare pistol is an elegant limited edition custom stainless .45 featuring: a tapered diamond grade 24 karat gold classic pattern on a mirror-polished stainless-steel slide, adjustable trigger, 5-inch barrel, white dot rear-sights and ornate custom rosewood diamond grade grips featuring an oak leaf pattern. Only 350 of these pistols were manufactured.
Colt was TALO’s first limited edition partner in the late 1990s. With the factory’s cooperation, TALO editions have caught the attention of a wide range of Colt collectors. TALO commissions limited editions of firearms and released limited editions of Colt 1911’s embellished with 24 karat gold engravings in the iconic pistol.
The Colt M1911 .45 caliber pistol originated in the late 1890s in search for a semi-automatic pistol to replace the variety of revolvers being used throughout the United States military. From there on, it’s significance in history, pop culture and its timeless design has endured more than 100 years and continues to be highly coveted.
The iconic Colt 1911 became a standard issued sidearm in World War II for U.S. armed forces to combat the Nazis and Japanese Imperial Army and continued to be the faithful sidearm of the U.S. military after WWII and through the Vietnam War.
Not only did it become popular in the military, civilians, popular movies, celebrities and even notorious outlaws boosted its popularity even more as time went on. Whether it is heroes like Dick Tracy and The Shadow or unsavory characters like Al Capone, Scarface or the menacing goons in the film Pulp Fiction, its popularity has never waned.