8/20/20 - This is a rare, WW1 Springfield Armory M1911 issued to the US military in 1914. It has the proper Eagle marking on the right side of the slide and flaming bomb proofs on the left side of the frame and slide. The gun has retained roughly 60% of its original finish. Generally, the gun is covered in a relatively even layer of dark brown patina. There is freckling on the straps and areas of spotty, dark oxidation. It is most noticeable on the left side of the slide. There is thinning on the top of the slide and wear on the high edges in general, especially on the top and underside of the slide, around the muzzle, and the front edge of the frame. It comes with original wood grips. Several parts have 'S' proofs on them but a few don't, so possible some small parts were replaced over the last 100 years. The left grip panel has a large crack that runs from the top to the bottom. It has been glued and repaired. It comes with a period-correct magazine. The gun is fully functional. The bore is pretty shiny with decent rifling, but there is minor pitting in the grooves.