Well I went and ordered one this past weekend. There is also the ANVII but its for looking at whereas one might dare to fire an ANVIII. :thumbup: It's patterned after the 1918 variant and is quite plain to look at. And as a matter of fact, it may be coming off the same line as the 1918 replicas did and just has more lettering on the slide. It may not be overly fancy or thrilling but as far as commemorative 1911s go, I appreciate the availability of a somewhat affordable Centennial 1911. Who else has one on order or has some comments?