Ty, is that the one in the shop up in Bothell? If so I know which one you're looking at. The "US Property" markings were likely ground off long before WW2, as back then it was illegal to possess a government-owned 1911. That gun has admittedly seen a LOT of wear and tear. I don't even think the barrel is original, but I also only looked at it once. Like you I thought about the spare parts, but the guy wanted way too much for it.