I believe that refinishing to protect the gun was not the concern. Having a pretty finish was. DO NOT refinish the gun. I am not a collector, but I can't respect the intelligence of anyone who would knowingly wreck the value of a rare and sentimental piece. I do not buy rare 1911's because I like to shoot them. If I was fortunate enough to receive one I would not beat on it nor refinish it. I am very envious of you dwill.Originally posted by dwilll:
Thanks to eveyone for their responses. As much as I would like to have "shiny new gun". I will keep it as is. I've enjoyed putting a few rounds through it. It does represent a part of my family history and look forward to passing it along to my son when the time comes.
Well, shucks......in that case, why don't we just nickle plate the thing, and maybe Robar the slide. Might as well slap a comp on it, too! Hell, run it down to TJ and have a few acorns and lariats chiseled into it, too.Originally posted by Ugly-Jeep-Truck:
UH OH..the collectors are crying again...I sincerely DOUBT he would sell his great uncles gun....who cares what it is worth to you people...get over it...LOL