a used springfield champion! -just picked it up from a local dealer last thursday and i am pretty excited about it... it is the first more "bare-bones" GI style 1911 i have owned and i am looking to make it into a decent project pistol. -now i dont have anything close to a decent digital camera and my cellphone cam doesnt come anything close to doing this pistol justice, so i will just try and describe it... it isnt the newest edition of springfield 1911 champion pistols at all. it is an all steel frame (not LW at all). it has an arched mainspring housing, the short military style trigger, and the military style red wood grips. it also has the stort mil-spec thumb safety and the short colt style grip safety. it also has a traditional bushing style barrel and single spring (no bull barrel and dual-capture spring here). really the only part of it that isnt traditional military 1911, is the commander style hammer instead of the spurred model (which is awesome because i dont like getting holes punched in my hand). -i have no idea if this is an actual production model from issues past or if it is something that someone put together to this specific set up. nonetheless... it is a beautiful piece of craftmanship and i am proud to have found it. i cant wait to sling some lead through it real soon.