I was at my friends gun shop last week and a fellow came in asking about a 1911 that used belong to his father (passed away) ..that he now has.
he didn't bring the pistol in, just described it.
That evening he texted me some phone pics
(that I don't know how to download from my phone)
anyway, from my research and from my uneducated eye is appears like an original
stamped on frame is;
"United States Property M 1911 A! US Army"
Below that the serial number "No 1096XXX"
no other markings on the frame 'cept a mark i see next to the mag release button...but i can't tell from the pic if a surface blemish or armorer's stamp
the left side slide has a square logo and next to it;
"US & S CO
Swissvale PA USA"
nothing on right side
from the pics, It looks to be in good shape and all original condition
when our schedules allow, he'll bring it to the gun shop and I'll strip it and get some good pics to share here
Any particular areas/spots I should focus on when I take pics?
if all original, any "ball park" value from what I've described so far?
I "think" he said he has the original box too