Hello all. I have been hinting around to my uncle that I am interested in his Union Switch and Signal 1911 and would like to buy it or trade for it, however, he will not give me a straght answer. He says "well, its my only .45". He may very well not want to part with it, which is understandable, or he may want his son to have it. He bought it in the 40's or fifties he said, but he doesn't remember where he bought it. He also said that he blew the barrel that was in it when he bought it out (whatever that means), so it does not have the original High Standard barrel. Not sure if the mag is original either. I am interested in it for three reasons. One is because it was his and he is getting up there in age and I would like to have one of his possesions that we both had a common interest in, two it was made by a RR signal manufacturer which is interesting and the other is because I have forever wanted a WWII era 1911. I don't know, with what I have previously mentioned, what to offer him. I was thinking somewhere in the $800-$1000 range? Anyone know the value of one of these in this condition? My uncle is the type to go to a gun store and ask them what it is worth, which is fine. Here are some photos.