Sorry but you are wrong. The frame on that pistol in the original pic is in fact a 1911. Check for the lack of cresents on the sides behind the trigger. The rest is up for debate. However not wanting to highjacket the original post, and the lack of interest to take this any farther, and much better things to do I'll just let it go. It's not that important. Think what you must, but I think you get where I'm comming from though. Original 1911's or 1911a1's will always be the best looking 1911's. Simple because they are 1911's, and not some pimped out safe queen 2011 version of one.
(Note) It is important to understand that the implementation of these changes varied between contractors, so the dates mentioned are not absolute. The M1 Garand was much the same way with it's changes.
It's going to be a nice day today so it's time to ride. L8R
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