When Cabot Guns built a 1911 from an actual meteor, well, we though we’d seen it all. Aside from the absurdity of such a thing, the pistol itself proved exquisite in every detail. It was surely a pistol never to be topped again. Now Cabot is back with another groundbreaking design, the Dragon Fire. A shocking blend of master engraving and creativity, the Dragon Fire redefines high-end 1911, all over again.

Cabot Dragon Fire

Master Engraver Lee Griffiths goes in directions seldom seen in firearms with the Dragon Fire. A fully functional 1911 in .45 ACP, the sculpted masterpiece pairs with a one-of-a-kind oil painting. That combination enables the owner to display arguably the most unique firearm in the world.

“A unique project, both in the manner of the pistol’s design as well as its integration into an actual framed work of art, this groundbreaking fusion of form and function ensures the boundaries of 1911 craftsmanship will never be the same again,” said Cabot Guns CEO Rob Bianchin. “Dragon Fire is a collaboration with Master Engraver and painter Lee Griffiths. ‘Let’s break all the rules,’ I said to Lee at the onset of the project and that is exactly what we did.

The Firearms Engravers Guild of America (FEGA) recently awarded the Dragon Fire for Artisting Uniqueness in Engraving Design, according to Cabot Guns. “In over 40 years as an engraver and historian of the art, I have never encountered a similar example of the melding of fine art painting and the decorative art of gun engraving,” said C. Roger Bleile, FEGA Founder and Historian. “From a technical perspective, Lee’s skill sets, as both a painter and engraver, are on the highest level. Yet skill alone is insufficient for a project like the Dragon Fire Pistol.”

Indeed, and the price, at $129,000, reflects a lifetime achievement in gunmaking. For more information, visit

Cabot Dragon Fire Specifications

  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Engraver: Lee Griffiths
  • Engraving Method: Hand Engraving And Stippling
  • Pistol Material: 416 Stainless Steel
  • Serial Number: Dragon1911
  • Pupils: Jet Black, Marquis Cut Diamonds, 1 Carat Total Weight.
  • Iris: 24 Rubies
  • Front Sight: Genuine Ruby
  • MSRP: $129,000

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