Maybe take the grips only and place on a 1911 there that you can leave behind, whilst returning stateside with the grips.
It's not the same to be sure, but your ancestors karma will be on those grips and you will think of them every time you handle it.
The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded. Charles-Louis de Secondat (1689-1755) Baron de Montesquieu
In America, freedom and justice have always come from the ballot box, the jury box, and when that fails, the cartridge box.
Steve Symms, ex-U.S. Senator, Idaho