This one of the most unique Swenson 1911's I have examined. Built on a WW2 production Union Switch and Signal 1911A1, this gun was clearly devised as a bespoke target pistol. It has some unique features I have never seen on a Swenson. This gun was built in the very early '70s (pre-cast Ambi) and exhibits many of Swenson's trademarks like fine checkering, square/checkered trigger guard, hand matting, French border, industrial hard chrome, and handmade speed safety. What it also features is a unique slide/frame positioning system that includes raised pads on the inside of the dustcover and a slotted guide rod head to clear them. The slide is dovetailed and machined for a Colt Elliason sight (A Swenson option per his 1970's catalog). The small sight rib acts as a barrel positioner to limit upward barrel movement and the trigger has an interesting frame affixed pretravel pin. The hard chrome nicely shows off the various levels of spot hardening of a WW2 era 1911. I am pleased to present this unique slice of Custom 1911 Americana.