I'd say about 5 years ago I was involved in a group buy where we bought these Colt NRM Government Models in Blue with Rosewood grips. I had several 1911's already and this new Colt was horrible - heavy trigger pull to the point it threw everything off. I can't even remember what other problems the gun had but I wound up taking it apart and trying to re-do the trigger (I had replaced all the trigger parts in a SA 1911 along with a bunch of other parts and it went excellent) but never could get it better than 6lbs. I guess I left the gun apart, then I got real sick in '06 as my liver disease came back - plus we moved and I couldn't even help pack since I was so sick from the drugs I was taking. Fast forward to 2010. I started looking for the gun tonight out in the garage and found almost a bare frame - it has the original MSH and grip safety on it and that's it. The original grips, slide stop, mag release were missing but I found the original safety and sear spring! The slide is intact - except for some rust on one side it's not bad and it's complete with barrel, bushing, guide rod and plug. I've got: Greider Precision Long-V trigger, Ed Brown Hardcore Sear Spring, and a (no name) extended blue slide stop. I'm going to order everything else I need from Brownell's to include: Magazine Catch Button, Blue Cylinder & Slide Tactical Match Drop-In Trigger Kit 1911 Rebuild Kit - Every pin and some springs needed on a 1911 Series 80 parts Recoil Spring Plug I decided to leave the stock trigger in there to keep the gun looking the same, and yesterday installed all the new parts. I was wondering if I could install the Series 80 parts correctly but I got it right the first time! Here's the left side, where the slide was rusty. I'll send it in for re-blueing once I'm done fixing it up. Here's the right side and you can see the ends of the hammer and sear pins are gold colored and give the gun a "pimpy" look LOL. These parts were coated to reduce trigger pull and it worked as the drop-in trigger parts were set for 4.5# and the trigger pull is 3.8#. The new hammer hits the grip safety when cocked so I've already ordered a Wilson "Drop-In" Beavertail GS. Will take more pics when I have it installed! Hopefully it'll be a good shooter now!