I tend to be attracted to stainless guns. However, I wanted one black 1911. I've been reading about finishes, asking Bac questions etc. I stumbled upon this about a week ago. Read some more and decided to go buy it today. I hope that I can contact Les Baer and find out exactly when it was made. The night sights are dim enough that I'm guessing it's 7-10 years old. It's in good shape though and doesn't appear to have been shot very much. It's getting shot tomorrow! Looking through the paperwork I found a sheet that I missed earlier. It's a price list from January 19, 1998. So that's a clue as to the age of the gun. Does anyone have any idea if these could be the original grips on a Baer SRP from that time? Front fiber optic??