some folks think these are the "real" 2nd Gen guns made by the FAUL consortium.
Some folks think Elvis works at 7-11 too.
No Colts were ever made using the license that Colt granted. To fluff it up 100 years later as "Authorized".... well.... it's good marketing. So good that some folks actually believe it...
It's a good copy. Very good, in fact. Not perfect: I can show you contours that are quite different than an original, but it's picking nits. They are excellent copies. Better by far than contemporary Italian ones. Better by a little than the modern copies available today.
Love to see your engraved one when it's done.