Last October, we brought to you the highly collectible Dan Wesson Heirloom 1911 for 2022 (below). It is a firearm that will remain in your family for generations, worthy of a centerpiece position. Now, the company adds to the legacy with a model for 2023, so you can bolster the family collection.
The Limited-Edition Dan Wesson Heirloom 2023 1911
The Heirloom 1911 builds on a forged 70-series frame and slide, which are hand fit for superior tolerances. As a result, comes the excellent dependability and accuracy Dan Wesson Firearms is known for. The frame and slide feature a black DLC high-polish finish for long-lasting durability that will stand the test of time.
The slide features aggressive rear cocking serrations for easy manipulation. Forward the serrations are exquisite decorative scrollwork running the length of the slide. Likewise, small scrollwork accents throughout the frame, as well as “Heirloom” on the dust cover, add the elegant overall aesthetic. Riding atop the slide is a brass bead front sight coupled with U-notch rear sight.
Housed within the slide is a hand-fit match grade 5-inch barrel chambered in .38 Super. The slide also features a lowered and flared ejection port to ensure successful spent brass ejection. Providing the interface between man and steel are the white G-10 grips, offering a striking contrast against the black frame. Working together with the thumb safety is a beavertail grip safety.
A 3.5-5-pound factory single-action trigger works together with the Commander-style hammer to put rounds on target. The Dan Wesson Heirloom is fed by a 9-round magazine, easily loaded into the 1911 via a beveled magazine well.
The Heirloom pistols are made in small batches in the hundreds, not thousands. For this reason, they go fast. So, if you want one, you might want to hurry while supplies last.
The Dan Wesson Heirloom 2023 1911 is available now in a limited quantity, with MSRP of $2,399.00. For more info, please visit DanWessonFirearms.com.
Dan Wesson Limited Edition Heirloom 2023 1911 Specs
Caliber: 38 Super
Mag Capacity: 9-round
Frame Material: Forged Stainless
Slide Finish: High Polished Black DLC
Overall Length: 8.75in
Barrel Length: 5in
Trigger Mech: Single Action
Front Sight: Brass Bead
Rear Sight: U-Notch
Safety: Manual thumb safety and grip safety
- Hand-fit 70-series frame and slide
- Forged slides and barrels
- Hand-fit match barrels
- Billet alloy steel fire-control system
- Zero MIM parts
- Lowered and flared ejection port
- Beveled magazine well
- Carry bevel treatment
- Undercut trigger guards
- Hand-polished flats
- Crisp 3.5-5 lb. factory trigger
- Frame engraved with ‘Heirloom’
- Black DLC high-polished finish
- Ivory color G10 grips
- Commander-style hammer
- Solid medium-length trigger
- Brass front sight; U-notch rear sight
On October 27, 2022, PDW reported:
If you know 1911s, you know Dan Wesson Firearms. Dan Wesson Firearms has a reputation for high-quality, high-performance pistols. And the latest to come from the Dan Wesson factory is the limited-edition heirloom 2022 1911. This is a pistol your children and your children’s children will enjoy for generations.
The Limited-Edition Dan Wesson Heirloom 2022 1911
True to the original John Browning design, the Heirloom 2022 is a full-size American-made 1911 pistol. Correspondingly, it utilizes all-steel components for the frame, slide, and parts. Chambered in .45 ACP, rounds are delivered downrange from the 8-round magazine via a 5-inch barrel and commander-style hammer. True to form, the Heirloom features a beavertail grip safety.
Setting the Heirloom 2022 apart is its incredible, ornate scrollwork adorning the slide and frame. Likewise, a bronze PVD finish adds a shiny luster and protects the metal surfaces for a long-lasting family treasure. The bronze finish is set off by black accents on the small parts and mainspring housing. Black G10 grips finish out the two-tone look and modern accents of the traditional pistol.
Although there isn’t an official number yet, the Heirloom is a limited-edition model. So, you might want to get yours fast because they may sell out fast. When I spoke with a representative at Dan Wesson Firearms, she said that the max number is 4,000. However, it will most likely be less than 4,000.
The Dan Wesson Heirloom 2022 1911 is available now in a limited quantity, with MSRP of $2,399.00. For more info, please visit DanWessonFirearms.com.
Dan Wesson Limited Edition Heirloom 2022 1911 Specs
Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 Rounds
Finish: Bronze PVD
Front Sight: Brass bead
Rear Sights: U Notch
Overall Length: 8.65-inches
Trigger Mech: Single action
Safety: Manual thumb safety; Grip safety
- Frame engraved with ‘Heirloom’
- Bronze PVD finish is both rugged and sophisticated
- Stylish black G10 grips improve hold in all conditions
- Decorative scrollwork engraving on slide and frame
- Classic 1911 design with large beavertail and commander-style hammer
- Brass front sight and u-notch rear sight provide quick sight alignment
- Steel frame and slide for durability