I will post pics of two 1911 and 1911A1 Arsenal refurbishments, and hope other members post pictures of theirs.
I find them interesting, not only because I have a couple, but because of their often long history of usage.
Most seem to be of mixed parts and manufacturers, due to the fact that when disassembled, the parts were thrown into a basket for cleaning and refinishing, and then reassembled without regard to manufacturer.
Also I've seen various colors of Parkerization, even within the two varieties I know about, zinc and manganese.
You can see the variation in the two examples I will post pics of. I believe the 1911 is manganese, and the 1911A1 zinc.
Edited by collector, 28 June 2015 - 10:18 AM.