SOLD FOR: $3860
Make: Wilson Combat
Model: Vickers Elite
Serial Number: WC12128
Year of Manufacture: 2015 (Dog Tag)
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single-Action Semi-Automatic Pistol
Markings: The left of the slide is marked “WILSON COMBAT” and also has the Wilson Combat logo at the rear, the right is marked “VICKERS ELITE” and has a Vickers Elite logo at the rear. The right of the frame is marked “WILSON COMBAT BERRYVILLE, AR U.S.A.” and with the serial number. The top of the chamber is marked “WILSON .45 ACP”. The right of the rear sight is marked “WILSON COMBAT”. The barrel bushing is marked “WILSON”.
Barrel Length: 5”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated blade with a god dot and is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a Wilson Combat “U” notch sight with a serrated rear face, it is dovetailed into the slide and has two set screws. The top and rear of the slide have serrations for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered G-10 panels with Vickers logos. The frontstrap and mainspring housing are checkered to enhance the grip. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Gray & Black
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are no major defects, just light handling wear. The markings are clear. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide to frame fit is snug. The trigger pull is light and crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a gray nylon zippered Wilson Combat case, three 8-round magazines, paperwork including the manual and a dog tag.
Our Assessment: Wilson Combat has long been known as one of the best manufacturers of custom and semi-custom 1911s in the world. This pistol is an excellent example of why they have earned this reputation. This is their Vickers Elite 1911, one of the nicest you will find on the market today… here is what the man himself had to say about it “The Vickers Elite is the natural evolution of the Wilson Combat that I have used as a primary training 1911 for several years. In arriving at the Vickers Elite design, I retained the majority of the features found on that pistol while tweaking a few others. The result is a superb 1911 built for serious use. It combines a classic look with a modern twist, and in case you hadn’t figured it out yet, I am quite pleased with how it turned out.” -Larry Vickers. In addition to being excellent looking, it is in Excellent condition and looks to have seldom been out of the case. No matter if you want a 1911 for carry, competition, or are a collector who will only accept the best, this is the 1911 to bid on. Please see our photos and good luck!
As Always, Keep Your Powder Dry and Bid High!