I've had this gun sitting in my brother-in-law's huge safe for two years now. Before that in my small and crowded safe home. It's a Special Edition "Colt Silver Star 45" I wrote about here number of years ago. "Colt Silver Star 45" is stamped on it and it looks really sharp, Bright Stainless, a head-turner at the range and some would really salivate, not because it's a sought after Special Ed., but because the stamp and look of the gun together are so unusual. A run of a thousand were sold in the 80s to celebrate Colt's first use of Stainless in 1911s (or maybe any Semi-Auto, probably the former, can't really remember.) Had a Presentation Box too, wood and felt-lined green. Sold that awhile back. Gun and case were used. It was also a great shooter but alas just for a bit: the slide was chamfered in the lock-up area and it is not repairable, you can't put back worn away metal. It has a new barrel so I stopped using it when again it began to fail to fire, I stopped at 1 out of 10 failures so as not to use the new barrel in case of parts-sale but if used much the gun will just get worse again and destroy the barrel in the process. But I rebel at selling it for parts - like selling the Mona Lisa for parts - so what the hell should I do with it? Just leave it in the jumbo-safe and wait for death? The dandruff in the Presentation Box is NOT For Sale in case anyone's getting any ideas.