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Swap for a Hardened Slide

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Question about my CMP Rack Grade.
I want to shoot my pistol often but it has a typical WWII Colt slide with an untold amount of rounds.
I’m really considering trading my Colt slide for a hardened USGI slide.
Will that affect any value or collectibility? Also would it be a wise decision for a direct swap including the Flannery barrel for a chrome lined USGI replacement barrel?

Thanks for your advice.
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FWIW, put your 1911A-1 up and buy a Tisas to shoot. Glad I bought a used GI slide about 4-5 years ago for less than $100 as should get the call from CMP next week or week after? Will have a slide if I need it. Just saw same slides from same dealer last week for $350!
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