Jesse James donates first pair of exclusive 1911 pistols to NRA Museums

The Damascus Cisco 1911 features an ornately designed body as well as perks like a side mounted red dot sight and compensator. (Photo: JJFU)

The Damascus Cisco 1911 features an ornately designed body as well as perks like a side mounted red dot sight and compensator. (Photo: JJFU)

The National Rifle Association Museums are getting a new addition thanks to Jesse James, who is donating a rare 1911 pistol that took him almost two years to make.

The Damascus Cisco 1911 is a .38 Super pistol forged with Damascus steel.  Equipped with a side-mounted red dot sight, compensator and oversized cocking handle, the pistol not only does the job but it looks the part.  The ornate 1911 features a swirling wood-like design full of intricate nuances that pay tribute to James’ unique style.

Though the pistol is forged from steel, it is engraved to look wood-like. (Photo: JJFU)

Though the pistol is forged from steel, it is engraved to look wood-like. (Photo: JJFU)

The NRA Museums will be gifted the Damascus Cisco 1911, serial number 001, as well as a spare magazine and custom-built wooden display box.

Though the NRA is receiving the very first of the Damascus pistols, James intends to offer a limited run to consumers. Collectors clambering to add the stylish, custom-built 1911 to their arsenal can do so for $85,000.

Gun enthusiasts who aren’t ready to pony up that kind of cash can check out the NRA’s model at the National Firearms Museum’s Artistry in Arms Exhibition later this month.

The full package to be sent to the NRA Museums. (Photo: JJFU)

The full package to be sent to the NRA Museums. (Photo: JJFU)

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