I was at my favorite gun shop today and they had a used S.A. model 1911. Parkerized with the white lettering and logo on the slide and a S.S. barrel. Is this an early version of the Mil-Spec that they sell these days? Since I know the guys pretty well they let me field strip it and take a look inside. If it has 100 rounds through it I would bet that would be about it by the barrel hood, front of the barrel and the breachface. I questioned why someone would trade in such a nice "unused" condition gun. They could see the wheels turning and told me to go in the range and shoot a box through her. It shot very good. Nothing wrong with this gun. I can get it for $550.00 out the door. I was wondering if that was a good deal or should I simply spend a little more and get the Mil-Spec? He said he would hold it for me until next week. What do you guys think?