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Although I own a couple of 1991A1s, tomorrow I am picking up a Post War 1911A1 (made in 1956)from the original owner. This gun has been fired a bit, fewer than 500 rounds, does not have the box -he threw it away in 1956 darn it, and has a couple of small scratches on the slide up near the front sight. All in all, it is 90% or better. I grew up in the 50's and this gun reminds me of the days of Ike, Edsels, and summers spent learning to shoot. In short, my intent was to shoot and enjoy the gun. In talking with a couple of friends, I was warned not to shoot this gun because these 50's vintage Colts are becoming valuable and should be preserved with no further wear. I would appreciate comments and advice from this knowledgable group with regard to this matter. To paraphrase the Prince of Denmark, "To shoot or not to shoot, that is the question". But what is the answer?