It’s four or five years old tops. But it has a story.
One day some unknown dude walked into the now closed local gunstore and bought a nice new Rock Island Armory FS Tactical. He took it home and in a moment of massive stupidity decided he wanted a shiny gun. What did he do? He took it apart and used a belt sander to take the parkerization off the frame, barrel bushing, and slide. He then put maybe three magazines’ worth of ammo through it. Not long after this he lost his house, probably also due to massive stupidity, and needed money. He took the gun back to the gun store and my buddy Rich bought it off him. Rich then blued it in the gunstore bathroom.
Fast forward a year or so when my happy, just turned 21, ass rolled into the gun store looking for a 1911. They didn’t have any new ones in stock but Rich pulled this one out of the safe for me and the rest is history.