about a year ago, i purchased an original series 70 colt. it appeared to have been carried daily as it has telltale signs of holster wear. of course it had the idiot scratch. it also appears to have never been detail stripped. anyway, i had a cath procedure and then shipped it off to colt the same day. basic work, refinish, action job, ck'd front strap, flat mainspring hsg. the thing is i was still under anesthesia. no telling what i ordered. might come back hard chromed! gonna do a before and after like samuse did.