Model No. 1

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The Model No.1 is where it all started, the perfect self-defense pistol for hard use and precise work. From the beginning Guncrafter Industries’ goal of clean, beautifully fit, and extremely reliable custom 1911s has been executed to perfection. Starting with the world’s finest magazine as the foundation, adding fully machined forged slide, frame, and barrel expertly fit together to make the launch platform for the exciting .50GI round, the Model 1 has become the absolute self-defense handgun. All it takes is pressing the trigger and releasing a 230gr. CHP at 1000 fps to see how the Model No. 1 in .50GI is the best solution for any self-defense problem. The M1 externally is a Government 1911; it is not until you look deep inside that you see the precisely engineered changes to John Browning’s design to make room for the .50GI.
*Note: The Pistols shown on the pages here may not represent a standard model and may have a number of options, please keep in mind that we custom build each pistol to order.


Model No. 1 Melonite

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MSRP, base model, $3,499.00

About This Model

  • Full Size 5” Government .50GI
  • Frame, Slide, and 5” Heavy Match Grade Barrel Machined from Forgings
  • Hammer, Sear, and Disconnector Fully Machined from Tool Steel
  • Slide Stop Fully Machined from bar stock
  • Single Side Thumb Safety and High Sweep Grip Safety
  • Beveled Magazine Well for Improved Magazine changes
  • Solid Match Trigger
  • Front Strap and Integral Lanyard-Loop Mainspring Housing 20 LPI “Carry”
  • Fully Checkered OD/Gray Aluma-Grips with GI Logo
  • G.I. Tritium Sights
  • Parkerized Finish
  • Fully Dehorned
  • Extreme Reliability Work
  • Supplied with Two Magazines Fully Fitted and Tuned all in a GI Logo Cordura Case
  • 38 oz. Empty 5” Steel Pistol


  • Fiber Optic Front
  • Gold Bead Front
  • Brass Bead Front
  • Plain Rear Ledge
  • U-Notch Ledge Rear
  • Adjustable Novak


  • Melonite
  • Stainless
  • Two Tone
  • Reverse Two Tone
  • Hard Chrome


  • Flush Cut Barrel with Deep Crown
  • Flush Cut Slide Stop with Chamfered Frame



  • .45 ACP Conversion Available