I only just found out on Sunday that my Uncle left me a 1911. He has mental health issues & gave it to my dad for me about 15 to 20 years ago when he was diagnosed. My dad forgot all about it till he was cleaning out the attic & found it. I only recently got into guns. It was in a gun case so it was protected. Now I have seen some 1911's but nothing like this one.
Made by Thompson (Manufactures if the famous Tommy Gun)
It is an Air Force addition.
It has white grips with the AF insignia on each side.
One side says:
"They shall mount up on wings like eagles 16 Jan 91 Desert Storm
The other side has gold filigree on it & says:
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
Commemorative M1911A1 .45
"TO FLY AND TO FIGHT"
(Then near the Hammer has): 18 SEPT 1947
The Trigger, Slid release, Hammer, Hammer safety, Mag release button (and opposite side), and Grip screws are all gold. (Or gold plated I think)
I also got a gold belt buckle with a 1911 on it & nice filigree all over it.
Limited edition SN# 0007 Issued by the American Historical Foundation
Also a nice looking rope that clips onto the bottom of the 1911.