Hello All, I recently came into possession of this beauty. When my Mom offered it to me I was floored. I have always loved 1911's but the Hi-Power was a dream pistol that I doubted I would ever own. Based on the serial number I believe she was manufactured in 1969. I don't love the super thin front site or the small v groove in the rear tangent site but I won't change a thing. Please excuse the finger print, I didn't notice until I saw it on a large display.