Of particular note are two 1911 pistols offered for the occasion. The two R1 models listed are distinguished by being either a limited edition or a commemorative edition.
The Model 1911 R1 200th Year Anniversary Limited Edition is a series of laser-engraved handguns complete with gold inlay. In keeping with this important year, Remington has limited this run to only 2,016 guns.
The limited edition 1911 R1 comes with a 24-karat gold inlay of Remington founder Eliphalet Remington walking with his first forged barrel. Each gun comes in a commemorative box with a timeline celebrating the bicentennial, along with a certificate of authenticity.
In addition to these features, the limited edition R1 features C-grade walnut grips along with American-style engravings. A special serial number is also included on the gun.
Otherwise, the limited edition model features many of the same qualities found in a standard 1911. It is chambered in .45 ACP with a magazine capacity of 7+1 and a five-inch barrel. Overall length is recorded at 8.5 inches. The limited edition starts at a suggested retail price of $1,649.
For those looking to celebrate the company's anniversary with a little less glamour and flash, Remington also offers a Model 1911 R1 200th Year Anniversary Commemorative Edition. This R1 comes with the classic matte black finish and the classic GI-style thumb safety, grip safety and hammer.
Remington's 200th anniversary is celebrated with a pair of engraved Walnut grips with the company's name and years of existence cut into a medallion. Of course, the Commemorative R1 is a standard 1911 chambered in .45 ACP with a five-inch barrel and two seven-round magazines. Suggested retail price on the Commemorative Edition is $835.