Ok, let me present my case and see what turns up. A Springfield Armoury 1911 #81xxx. Manufactured in 1915 if my net research is to be believed. The standard patent is on the slide and the gummint property stamp is on the frame. Both the frame and the slide have the flaming bomb stamped on the left side. The right side of the slide has the Eagle with arrows, olive branch and a shield breast. The barrel has a G on the underside and colt 45 auto just above the lug. There are NO arsenal rebuild stamps anywhere on the pistol. I do believe this firearm went through 2 world wars ( I know who used it in WW2) without a refurbishing. The finish is worn and almost non existent. The grips are wood and have almost no checkering left. The original mag with the lanyard is not with it. Essentially I believe I have a 1911 exactly as it left the factory oh so many years ago (sans mag). I do have the WW2 flap holster, mag pouch and web belt. Collector item or not? Value compared to other early era 1911's? Before it gets pointed out, I am aware that it is only worth what someone is willing to pay. I'm looking to ballpark this old guy.