And the Winner is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is my favorite 1911. It's an original USGI Colt 1911 made in 1918 during the first World War. It belonged to my mentor who was a past President of the National Sculpture Society. He sculpted the Presidential portraits for 2 US Presidents and many Governors, mayors, celebrities, etc. How he got the 1911 is another story. He was a Army Air Corps pilot in WWII. This 1911 came home with him and it resided, boarded up in a wall in an old fabric dye mill on a river that doubled as his studio for many years. The reason it was boarded up for so many years is because his family has struggled with mental illness for many generations. He put it there so his son wouldn't use it on himself or others. One day he told me about it and after hearing his story, I recommended that he should take this special memento of his service out of its hiding place and clean it up so it didn't corrode. He drew me a map of where it was and asked me to clean it for him. He was in his 80's at the time. I sneaked down to it's hidden location, disassembled the wall where it was hidden and spirited it home for a much needed cleaning. When I brought it back to him the next day, he gave it to me and told me to keep it and not to tell his son. It's very special to me because I was the only person that this very special and accomplished man told his story to and the only person he trusted enough to give it to. deadite Congrats bro! Great post! I do have to say this was a VERY VERY close contest, so don't be upset if you didn't win, there are MANY more to come! Deadite, When you see this send me a PM and we will get your grips out to you!!! Thanks to the guys at VZGrips for sponsoring this Month's contest!