In my experience(20 years of collecting the US 1911 and A1), it is a toss up. Some will pay more. Some, like me, will pay less. Most folks want original as it left the factory or original as it left US inventory. A minty example, Lend lease or not, is where the money is. It also depends on manufacturer. If a Singer, it will bring great money regardless. A US&S will do well regardless as well.