I started a thread a few days ago on the revolver forum. I was getting input/advice on a Colt Anaconda and Colt Officer's model. Well, I purchased the Officer's model last night. So it seemed fitting to start new thread here. The photos show the pistol after I cleaned it. Per the good advice on this site, the experts suggested Mothers polish which I used. The pistol had been carried quite a bit so still has minor imperfections. I did not try to remove these as I read here that the nickel finish is only so deep. I think it turned out great. Pistol is in beautiful original condition. Came with 2 Colt mags and 4 aftermarket mags. No box, etc. I have scoured the web and have only found 1 on the 1911 forum which state that the gun was made a short time in nickel, perhaps stopping in 1985. Is it safe to say it is a scarce finish hopefully adding to the value? I paid $750 and always like to feel I can get my investment back if times get tough. I also had inquired about an Anaconda that same seller has that is very nice condition, no box, etc. but has replacement grips. Owner says he has original grips somewhere but is having trouble finding them. I am cautious buying without original grips. I have searched on this site and ebay for original grips but it is confusing in trying to find originals. I had made an offer of $900 but that was to include original grips. If I snooze I may lose. Should I offer him $800 as is and hold the last $100 back for when he finds the grips? It still is a lot of $$$, is this offer a good one? thanks for any input.