I'm not a Colt historian but that pistol is definitely NOT a junker. I would keep it as is but if you decide to have it restored do it properly by sending it to Turnbull Manufacturing in NY state. Doug Turnbull is doing some of the best work in the country on original Colt 1911 including his famous charcoal blue finishes (when applicable).
I love the smell of Hoppe's #9 in the morning.
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