Altamont Kimber American Patriot Grade AA .45 ACP 1911 Pistol 1 of 300

SOLD FOR: $1,177.11

WOA#: WY240219RM043

Make: Kimber

Model: Kimber Stainless II Custom – Altamont American Patriot Grade AA (284 of 300)

Serial Number: ALT0284

Year of Manufacture: 2008

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic, Single Action

Markings: The right side of the frame is marked “KIMBER, YONKERS, NY U.S.A. / ALT0284”.   The chamber is marked “45 ACP”.  The slide, mainspring housing, front strap, and dust cover are all masterfully engraved by Merlin Enright of Altamont.  The grips are produced and engraved by Patrick Enright.

Barrel Length:  5” Match Grade

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a black blade dovetailed to the slide with a serrated face.  The rear sight is a rectangular notch sight dovetailed to the slide with a serrated face.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The grips are two-piece Rich Walnut with inlaid Rosewood Engraved Panels.  The grips rate in Excellent overall condition.  There are no chips or cracks. There is no handling wear.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One Kimber 7rd .45 ACP magazine in Excellent Condition.

Type of Finish:  Stainless Steel

Finish Originality: Original, Custom Engraved by Altamont

Bore Condition:  The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition:  This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish.  The screws are serviceable with strong slots, the pins are unmarred, and all markings are clear. There is no operation wear.   Overall, this pistol rates in Like New condition. This piece was bought as a collectors item and is unfired by its original owner.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance and storage requirements. The slide glides like butter and the trigger pull is very light and crisp. Has grip safety and thumb safety.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with its factory case and magazine along with an Altamont purchase receipt dated 2008.

Our Assessment:  The Altamont American Patriot 1911 is not merely a firearm; it’s a celebration of American resilience, courage, and independence, encapsulated in the form of a meticulously crafted handgun. Inspired by the audacious spirit of John Hancock and the founding fathers, this special edition 1911 by ALTAMONT® captures the essence of American patriotism through its exquisite craftsmanship and symbolic design. The slide of this custom Kimber platform 1911 boasts deep relief engraving that brings to life a majestic eagle set against the backdrop of stripes, symbolizing freedom and the American spirit soaring high. Additionally, it features thirteen stars on each side of the slide housing to honor the original colonies, with the complete ensemble on the slide and frame summing up to fifty stars representing the unity of the fifty states.

The attention to detail extends to the rich walnut grips adorned with rosewood panels, each inlaid with engraved screws, adding a touch of elegance and historical reverence. The bright satin finish on the stainless steel slide ensures that this masterpiece is not only a sight to behold but also resilient against wear and tear, embodying the durability of the American spirit. ALTAMONT®’s commitment to excellence is further underscored by a lifetime warranty on the grips, ensuring that the legacy of this limited edition piece endures. This firearm, limited to 300 pieces and bearing a custom ‘ALT’ serial number, represents a confluence of design mastery and craftsmanship by the Enright family, marking ALTAMONT®’s 40th anniversary in the firearms industry. The American Patriot 1911 stands as a testament to the enduring values that have shaped America, making it an exceptional piece for collectors and enthusiasts who cherish both the heritage of the 1911 platform and the ideals it now symbolically carries.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Altamont Kimber American Patriot Grade AA .45 ACP 1911 Pistol 1 of 300
Altamont Kimber American Patriot Grade AA .45 ACP 1911 Pistol 1 of 300