My son has to be the luckiest guy i know.....when it comes to guns, that is. A few years ago, after my father-in-law passed, my son found an M1 carbine that i had been looking over a year for. Last night, after his girl friends mother passed, he finds a WWll issue 1911 in the rafters of the attic that no one knew she had. They're not even sure it was hers. It may have been there from the previous owner. And of course, his girl friend gave it to him. It's an original Colt with little bluing and bakalite grips, but fully functional. Tomorrow in better light i will tear it down and check it over closely. And get some pics.