The Springfield builds fine 1911s. The GI being the entry level. It is about as close to the GI issue as you can get.
The military issue were parkerized. It's much more durable than blue.koumiss45 said:To make it correct for military standards I need to lose those GI grips, but weren't the originals blued
I'd leave it as is and I think your dad will be floored. You're a good son!give it to my dad for a Christmas present being as he had a purple heart awarded on one of his tours over there.