I do quite well, thank you very little. The world will ever see your true self...me, I’ll dismiss you as soon as I hit “send”.
That said, let me tell you a couple of stories....
I have seen more than a few surplus GI .45s, mostly M1911A1s—thankfully nothing really notable like US&S or (God forbid) Singers—that had been buffed with a wheel on a bench grinder and chrome plated. The straight lines of the frame and slide (even some of the small parts) had been distorted, and the lettering had been blurred. In some cases, even the “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” had been removed.
Also, my old jeweler had an M1911 under the counter as his “store gun”. I looked closely at it the last time I visited him...it was a 1918 Black Army with the “UNITED STATES PROPERTY” ground off and covered overall with black house paint.
By the time a restorer like Turnbull got done with one of those, you’d have more into it than a pristine one would be worth. You seriously gonna tell people that screwed-over pieces like those are worth a premium?
I don’t lowball people...but I’m not about to unduly build their hopes up either.