The 2023 DSSA 1911: “The Caesar Rodney 1911”

We are currently coordinating a custom 1911 build which will be donated to DSSA for the fall 2023 auction.

The theme of this years pistol is Caesar Rodney and his significant contribution to the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and subsequent American Revolution. The pistol will be built to our demanding standards, blended and blued in the old Colt 1911 style, be hand engraved and have custom grips.

This is the first gun in an annual custom series. The gun will be the only one produced as will the follow on 1911s in the series.

The total number of annual DSSA 1911s is not established but encompasses 2023, 2024, & 2025 at present.

We will post updates on this page as the build progresses.

The components are in hand and the build is underway. So you understand, the parts dont just fall together, they are hand-fit for an exceptional pistol. (Photography by David Crout)

The slide and frame are oversized. They can not be assembled in this state. (Photography by David Crout)

Sneak Peak of the grips. They are American Holly, (Delaware state tree) which looks like ivory…..Its going to be a good looking 1911.(Photography by David Crout)