And, in related news... I found a 1944 Remington Rand 1911A1 tonight... price tag... $600... yeah, for real. What's wrong with it... some one has reparked it covering every marking except a real faint "No." and the serial number, replaced the grips with Pacs and has replaced the mainspring housing with some rubberized flat p.o.s.
Fiddled with that stupid gun for the better part of an hour and finally, walked away from it.
Of course, a few miles down the road, I called them and told them to stick my name on it and I would be back for it.
Such a sucker for a 1911 I am and I have been hunting a 1940's (specifically 1941 to 1945) version for awhile now.
And lastly, yeah, my wife and I went to the gun store on Valentine's day. ;)