For your information:
A dealer contacted the CA DOJ for me and they said no bare frame for a pistol is available to CA residents as they (the CA DOJ) would not have the opportunity to safety test such a gun. So if your 1911 (or any hand gun for that matter) eats its frame in CA you eat the cost of the gun as the frame cannot be replaced legally!
Also note that this Safety testing group of the DOJ is now dictating gun funtionality (not just the fact that any gun under test passes safety tests). All center fire hand guns now have to have a loaded chamber indicator and all 22 handguns have to have a magazine safety that will not let the gun be fired unless the magazine is inserted and seated. This is the beginning of their efforts to dictate the perfect hand gun that no manufacturer will be willing to special make for CA, thereby eliminating hand guns in CA, eventually. The anti-gunners are winning slowly but surely in CA!
Ain't CA wonderful!