If you want to own a piece of technological history and you have $11,900 bucks laying around . . . From the press release:
Solid Concepts announced the successful completion of the worldâ€™s first 3D Printed metal gun on November 7, 2013. The M1911 series 3D Printed metal gun reached over 1,000 rounds of firing without failure on November 21, 2013, and continues to fire successfully nearing 2,000 rounds. Now, the company has released plans to manufacture and sell 100 limited edition 1911 3D Printed metal guns.
These limited run 1911 3D Printed metal guns will be built and serialized with the option of unique customization using Solid Concepts Additive Metal Manufacturing technology. Each 3D Printed gun will be manufactured using Inconel 625 and Stainless Steel components. Post machining and hand polishing will complete the manufacturing process and each assembled pistol will undergo 100 rounds of test firing. Solid Concepts is offering buyers the chance to tour their Texas facility to see their gun being printed, and to join their lead additive manufacturing engineers on the range for the first test firing of their limited 1911 gun. “This is a chance to own a piece of history,” says Vice President of Marketing Scott McGowan.
The serialized 1911 3D Printed metal guns will be priced at $11,900 while supplies last. The gun will arrive in a wooden showcase box with a 3D Printed metal plaque describing the unique qualities of the pistol and a certificate of authenticity. Sales begin Thursday, December 19. For inquiries relating to purchasing a limited 3D Printed 1911 gun, email Solid Concepts at FirearmProducts(at)SolidConcepts(dot)com.
I’m not a collector of anything except cobwebs, so I’ve no idea if these are really collectable, to gun aficionados.
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