I got this a few years ago but never did much with it because every mag it would have a failure to feed. Well, I have had more time to tinker than shoot for a while so I decided to try to do a few things to it. A little reading made me think it might be something simple, so I replaced the recoil spring of unknown age with a new 18lb one, and picked up 3 new Wilson 47D magazines. Looks like the spring didn't hurt, but the magazines were definitely an issue... the Colt mag jammed nose down, the Wilson mags fed JHP and ball ammo fine. I also installed a Wilson Combat beavertail grip safety I've had for almost as long as the pistol. I chickened out when I first got it, but since then I've disassembled a 1911 enough that the fitting process seemed doable, and it went fine. Liking it a lot more now. Maybe I might sent out the slide for new sight dovetails one day. The pic is so shiny it kinda looks stainless, but it's blued.