sirs, I would like to request for your help sana. I got a second-hand colt 1911 series 70. According to the previous owner, its an original Colt. Now my dilemma came when I showed a friend my acquired pistol. He said, he wasn't so sure that what I have is an original. Although he did say that from the looks of the pistol, its ok naman. I have no experience with 1911s and so I don't know what to look for to check if its an original. Anyway, here are the parts that came with the pistol: - Hard Chromed / Zebra Stripes on the Slide - 2 8-Rounder Magazines; 1 Chip Mc Cormick Brand and 1 Star Brand - King's Gun Works bushing and SS Full-Length Guide Rod - Wilson Combat Sights - Wilson Combat Extended Beavertail Safety - Wilson Combat Hammer - Wilson Combat Firing Pin - Wilson Combat Trigger - Wilson Combat Grip Screws - Pachmayer Wrap Around Rubber Grip Here are some pictures of the pistol. http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e228/cshermiel/DSC02206.jpg http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e228/cshermiel/DSC02205.jpg http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e228/cshermiel/DSC02204.jpg http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e228/cshermiel/DSC02203.jpg Overall, I am quite happy with the pistol naman. Wala naman siyang rattle I just dont know if the stiff recoil spring has something to do with it. Now, here is the help that I would be asking po. I hope you guys wouldn't mind. 1.Can someone help me regarding the transfer of license? I heard, its around 5k for none appearance. Have to admit, quite busy with work, so I would be more inclined in choosing this option. 2.Can someone, more knowledgeable regarding Colt 1911s, verify the authenticity of the pistol that I got? 3.Regardless if it is an original Colt or not, I would like sana, to redo or change the marks/etching on the slide. Can you direct me to someone who is good regarding this aspect? As of the moment, one side has, COLTS GOVERNMENT MODEL and on the other side, COLT MK IV SERIES 70 / GOVERNMENT MODEL / 45 AUTOMATIC CALIBER I do hope you can extend any assistance you can offer. Thank you in advance.