JohnnyP, I fully agree about the higher polish commercial mags vs the duller militaries. But.... I see so many commercials with military finish mags and vice-versa that I sometimes wonder how carefully Colt followed this procedure? Yes, I realize how easy it is for mags to get swapped! But on really high condition guns, especially if boxed, it makes me wonder.
The top is a pre-WWII commercial magazine and the bottom is the same type magazine after Colt gave it a "military" finish. Even the sandblasted and blued commercial magazines are being faked now. Saw a nice Colt 1911A1 on another forum with two of the fake commercial/military magazines.