We needed something new and I was thinking about this the other day. My own was a few years ago at a garage sale I had and I had couple guns out for sale. A guy says "I see you are interested in guns" and tells me he has an "Old Army .45" for sale and says he will bring it over later. He returns and hands me a 1911. I can barely make anything out because it was SANDED BRIGHT WHITE! I was able to make out the remains of 'Model of 1918' and little else.