Got my daddy's 1911 he carried in the big war. Blueing isn't so good, but the action is like silk.
He didn't steal it from the army. Said that a lot of the GI 1911's were junk, from typewriter companies. Didn't want to carry one all the way to the CBI theatre to find out it didn't work, so he bought a Colt while he was in San Francisco waiting to ship out. He paid the grand sum of $35 for it, which was a bit more money in 1943 than it is today.
Can't beat that quality. It still shoots perfectly. I learned how to field strip it when I was 10 years old. A trained monkey could service a 1911.