Okay... So I got this Thompson Auto-Ordnance 1911 ... I know they don't have a cult following like many 1911's and it's not my only 1911.... My Brother-in-law was going to sell me his Thompson 1927 and I found this 1911 and figured I could fix it up and they would make a cool " Pair" Well my Bro-in-Law blew up the 1927 with some bad reloads he just had to shoot .... now I got this 1911..... As you can see from the Pics it's not in great shape ... but all the pieces are there and it shoots... I've never " Built " a 1911 before so I figure I might just buy the internal parts for it... put a new trigger on it... the barrel is " okay".... I figure I'll do as much as I can then take it to a smith and let them give it a tuneup.... Just looking to learn someting and add a decent shooter to the collection.. Where should I start ????? Ha..... ( I know toss it in the trash and buy a .............. ( insert name brand here).....!!! I want to clean up the frame ( how?) Maybe have it blued or parkerized..??? I don't expect it to come out NIB looking... Any thoughts ... or comments ????? Thanks JT Wanna kill these ads? We can help!