As most know, I purchased one from a member here. The 1911a1 has made a couple of trips back to the ARMSCOR repair depot with Fail To Feed problems that seem to get worse as time goes on. I received the handgun a couple of months ago and finally got to looking at it this week. Here are some observations. Overall appearance is okay. Parkerized finish with plain stocks. Manually actuated the slide with 3 rounds - no problems noted. Feld stripped the piece and it was dry (but repair slip stated that they (ARMSCOR) lubed the piece. I put a few drops of REM oil in the normal areas. Took it to the range. Sights are the small military sights and are not the best for an old timer with trifocals, but I tried anyways. Using the Wolf 230gr fmj, I had 1 FTF throughout the session (and I attribute it to the ammo, the primer fell out and messed up functioning.) I have never been "bitten" by any other 1911a1, but this one bit me at the grip safety area. Overall, it seems that the problems have been fixed (so far). I plan to shoot another 400 rounds through it, then change springs, and put it up for sale. So far, it appears to be a solid device worth the amount paid.