Colt Guru's opinion needed
I bought a lightly used series 80 Colt 1911 a few months back. Has the nicest mirror deep blueing I have ever seen and it has some interesting markings on the LH side that has me curious what this example might be. In gold leaf LH side it is says "Classic .45" under the ejection port on the flats and a gold pony LH reamost of slide right behind the cocking serations and under the safety. Outside of the deep bluing and gold lettering on the slide it is pretty spartan. Flat main spring housing, old school hammer and safety, traditional recoil spring and guide rod, steel black on black sights dovtailed rear and pined in front, etc. Just curious what this might be? Looking at the Colt sight I don't see anything like it. My guess is that the bluing and gold lettering indicate that it is either a presentation piece and/or has had some modest after market custom work done on it. Shoots great both ball and hollow points 100% and one of the smoothest slides I have had the pleasure to own. Any esteemed Colt experts opinions would be welcome. Not a huge fan of the gold lettering bling but the bluing and traditional Colt 1911 features made it a must have. Glad I did. Pics to follow.