Tanfoglio Witness 1911 (Cybergun)

Tanfoglio Witness 1911 Custom (45 ACP)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Made in Taiwan by Wingun for Cybergun, Tanfoglio Witness 1911
Replica Of:
Tanfoglio Witness 1911 (.45 ACP)
Made In:
Taiwan

Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, steel BBs, 20-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
None
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Daisy Avanti BBs
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.4, 8.75
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
plastic, black, plastic
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
5.0, steel, no
Trigger Action:
DA (only)
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
5.2 (DA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed
Velocity (fps):
394
Sound Level (dB): 100
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
2008 - present
Condition/Manual/Box:
98%, yes, yes (backer card)
Serial Number:
 U1007H05928
 
Comments: The Tanfoglio Witness 1911 is another in a series of CO2-powered replicas made in Taiwan by Wingun and distributed world-wide by Cybergun (France). The U.S. importer is Palco Sports. The trademarks on this gun are officially licensed from Tanfoglio (Italy). The Witness 1911 is, itself, a modified copy of the venerable Colt 1911. This all plastic replica is a good reproduction of the details from the original firearm with the addition of competition features such as double thumb safeties and an extended beaver tail. It also has a Weaver-style accessory rail under the dust cover. However, the only functional parts are the trigger and magazine release. All the other replica parts (slide, safeties, hammer, sights, etc.) are non-functional and molded into the plastic frame as a single unit. The trigger has a long smooth pull but has no distinct breaking point. This gun packs a lot of power, its measured muzzle velocity is about 80 fps greater than the factory specs, and it has decent accuracy for a smooth-bore BB gun.

Pyramyd Air Report (Part 1) on the Tanfoglio Witness 1911
Pyramyd Air Report (Part 2) on the Tanfoglio Witness 1911
Exploded Parts Diagram (.pdf)
Cybergun Brochure (.pdf)
Cybergun 2009 Catalog (.pdf)

Performance: Measurements were made on 3/12/08 at a temperature of 68 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Daisy Avanti BBs (5.5 gr). The highest velocity measured was 474 fps, the lowest was 460 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 470 fps, s = 5). A six shot string fired with open sights using Daisy Avanti BBs grouped at 0.75". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


 

Right Profile: The safety, mounted on the right side, is the standard Wingun trigger lock safety button. It must be depressed slightly to engage and disengage.
Front View: The plastic molded controls look pretty authentic even though they are non-functional.
Right Side Markings: Although the ejection port appears to be open, it is actually just a chrome-finish sticker.
Left Side Markings:
Loading BBs:
Loading CO2:

Packaging:

 

 

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