Prime Color Case Hardened

Price : $4,795

Lead time: 9-12 Months

New for 2020, Alchemy Custom Weaponry introduces a collector-grade custom 1911—the Prime Color Case Hardened Classic. With workmanship that is a throwback to old-world finishing, this special Prime model features Doug Turnbull’s Color Case Hardened Classic finish of the lower, which presents a beautiful, complementary contrast to our blued slide. Satin polished flats and ball radius cuts also harken back to the true hand-crafted work master gunsmiths have been delivering for centuries.

Adding to its elegance, the addition of Nitre blue pins and screws, gold-dot front sight, and smooth ebony grips blend superbly to create a timeless addition to the 1911 canonical design that both performs and never goes out of style. The Color Case Hardened Classic is without a doubt a gun both you and your family can cherish for generations to come.

Steeped in tradition, Prime is Master Gunsmith R. Schauland’s archetype of what a full-size 1911 is all about: everything you need and nothing you don’t. Constructed with frames and slides designed by R. Schauland and hand fit to elite gunsmith standards, the Prime family of pistols all feature the embodiment of 1911 ergonomics, including the highest grip rise in the industry, developed through thirty years of dedication to the art of the custom 1911.


Prime pistols are small production firearms that are a joy to both hold and behold, with a finish that is organic and unique to each pistol. This individuality ensures each Prime owner can customize their 1911 to taste using an array of options (please see below for available choices).


Performance, accuracy, and beauty. Prime.


The options gallery illustrates what’s available for Alchemy’s Prime 1911s, all of which are built to the exacting standards of Alchemy Custom Weaponry.

  • Elite Gunsmith Crafted Government Size 1911
  • Classic Styling Cues
  • Hand Fit Frame and Slide designed by Master Gunsmith R. Schauland
  • ACW High Grip Ergonomics
  • 3.5 to 4.0 lb. Trigger Pull
  • Front Strap and MSH Custom Bordered Checkering
  • Hand Beveled Edges for Comfort and Style
  • Hand Fit Match Grade 5” barrel and bushing
  • Hand Polished Ignition Components
  • Hand Polished Blued Slide
  • Color Case Hardened Frame
  • Nitre Blue Pins and Screws
  • Smooth Ebony Grips
  • Ball Radius Slide Cuts
  • Accuracy guarantee of 1.5 inch at 25 yards
  • Available Caliber: .45 ACP or 9mm
  • Frame and Slide Machined from Forged 4140 Carbon Steel
  • Beveled Magazine Well
  • 25 LPI Checkered Front Strap
  • 25 LPI Checkered Flat Mainspring Housing
  • Tuned and polished extractor
  • Hardened Steel Pin Set
  • Forged Steel Slide Stop
  • Lowered ejection port
  • Extended Billet Steel Pinned Ejector
  • Polished feed ramp
  • Throated barrel
  • ACW Fixed Rear Sight with Serrated Blade, Lo Profile Tac Hook and .140” Wide U-Notch
  • Cylinder & Slide Single Side Thumb Safety
  • Gold Bead Front Sight with Blended Dovetail Fit
  • Traditional guide rod and cap.
  • Black Ebony Grips
  • Two – 8 Round Magazines with Steel Followers

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