Hello everyone. I need a lil help. There is a gentleman out here in west Texas I know. He got this 1911 from his uncle that used it as his truck gun while out in the oil field for 20 plus years. He has had it himself for the past 15-20 years since his uncle passed.
It has the United States Property and M1911A1 U.S. Army stamps on the receiver and that's all. No proof P's, no inspector marks, and no serial number. I took the slide apart and there is also NO serial number stamped around the firing pin hole.
The coloring is the green park that is on one of my '42 Garands. There is no sign of welding or grinding around the receiver, and no marks to make me think it was a discarded frame.
I need opinions and possibly explanations.