Jim, I'm talking about the frame. It's an A1 frame.If it is a series 70 it is a series 70. They quit making 1911A1s in 1945.
I never saw a Parkerized S70 or even a dull black oxide like most of the 1991A1s.
It's all good, my friend.Just trying to preserve the purity of the language against an Internet Community that thinks the distinction between "clip" and "magazine" represents real expertise but will call anything that comes down the pike a "1911."
I don't think pointing out 1925 features carried over into commercial production as defining a "1911A1" is a big improvement. Better than calling anything without a firing pin obstruction a "Series 70", though.