The usgi pistols cobbles together from parts don't really look any different from a usgi pistol with all of it's original parts. Back then all guns were built using the same set of government specs, and all of them were inspected to make sure they conformed to those specs. You could freely swap parts between guns, and it happened often. The vast majority of guns were parkerized and the only real way to tell them apart were the markings on the slides and the serial numbers on the frame.
"Si vis pacem, para bellum" - If you want peace, prepare for war.
Last edited by Auto426; July 23, 2012 at 02:34 AM.