I've got a Remington 1911 like that. Mine was made in 1917, and was clearly refinished. Its markings (e.g., "Property of U.S. Government") leave little doubt for whom it was made. Mine is probably not worth as much as yours, but it's a lot of fun to shoot. And I only gave $200 (six years ago), so I'm pretty happy with it. (Of course, I like the Glock 33 better for carrying.) I think we should start a 1911 (no A1s need apply) forum.