This beautiful 1911 with a Nowlin match grade barrel and Heinie sights (of course) was built by the living legend Richard Heinie. This gun is numbered RH395, which is always engraved under the thumb safety. RH is regarded as one of the greatest 1911 smiths of all time. Famed gun writer and shooter Walt Rauch referred to him simply as “The American Pistolsmith.” At one point he had a 7 year wait to get one of his guns. This back log was largely a function of his real and perceived talent, but it was also manufactured by king maker Cameron Hopkins, the then editor of American Handgunner. If Cam put one of your guns on the cover of American Handgunner in the 80s and 90s, you were anointed king for a decade, and your back log started the month after that edition dropped. It’s true…ask Stan Chen. Heinie guns are very hard to find in the wild because 1911 collectors don’t give them up while they are alive….not even the ones with scallops. This gun is now complete (in my mind) after finally sourcing Craig Spegel grips for her. I paid a small fortune for these grips, battling some other idiot in the last hour of a GB auction…now ask me if I care.