John, please don't bubba your T-53.
Mine is in a little better shape than yours but it was a $93 group buy. It gives it character IMHO. Refinish it but please don't go full bubba on it.
The safety? Yeah it is. The mag disconnect too but that's fixable.
I'll put it this way for ya Monica. You know I'm a glutton for 45, but I'd still go for a HP over a 1911. So, there's that. [laugh]
And there are less HP elitists than 1911 ones. They're almost worse than AR elitists...
6 month wait for a trigger job. $65.
Or I can send the trigger group to Garand Trigger Job – Shuff's Parkerizing
He gets good reviews on the M1 forums. Maybe it’ll be light enough from CMP.
I definitely want the bayonet too.