So my son has been saving to buy his first gun for ages and on Saturday we went to a local hole-in-the-wall gun shop and after extensive browsing he made a somewhat impulse buy on a pistol and a box of ammo. This is what we got A M1911 A1/A2 that has a book from Rock Island Armory and he was told it was stock, except for the grips - we think that was a lie, more on that in a moment. He got a couple of clips and a case. Also, a box of 45 cal 230 gram FMJ bullets. (50 count) This is the actual weapon Thing is, he can't find ANY stock M1911 for sale or depicted online that looks like this one in every detail (grips aside) We've come to the conclusion that it's likely a "kit-bash" using components of as many as 3 different guns. You guys who know what you are looking at - do you concur? Beyond that, the guy charged him $725 for the gun and $40 for the ammo and while looking for a match, he discovered that he seems to have paid as much as $150-$200 for it (if it had actually been stock) True? If so, does being a mash-up make it more valuable, less, or irrelevant? Also, unless he learns enough to pacify him that he didn't get fucked, he's now in a position that he basically hates the gun on principle as a proxy for hating the guy who ripped him off...but there seems to be limited options for re-selling it without getting fucked again by settling for pawn shop prices. It doesn't even seem to be easy to sell the ammo "in the daylight" even though apparently people are crying for ammo. Suggestions? Comments?