Ok, I already know that many of you will not concider this to be a 1911. That said, It is what I could afford at the time, it is the same age as me, and I like it. So I made the grips from one piece of maple. I am thinking of trying some engraving, and then re-finish it. Through in a few mods. and see how my first real project comes out. Let me know what you guys think. Hopefully these pictures post.