I have decided that I want to part with a few 1911's and acquire a "United States property" marked wartime era 1911. I know very little about what and how many were, issued, arsenal refurbished, what serials were actual war time issue, etc. Just know I want to change up my 1911's a bit. The metallurgy and heat treating are very much different today, so I was possibly leaning to a RIA refurb or Colt reproduction? so I can indeed shoot it I am looking to spend/trade around $1000 - $1200 if possible. Being able to shoot is is a must... I can't afford or desire a show piece or something that has been rebuilt dozens of times needing constant attention... just a piece of 1911 history that I can shoot. I would prefer a Springfield. I do know that these were very limited in years contracted. I know most likely it will be a Colt, Reminington Rand or other combination. Any help in steering me the right way would be appreciated.