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I've had luck on GunBroker and EBay in the past for post-war slides. Seems there should be more than ever available with most people who receive them from the CMP being unhappy with them.
As I keep reading these stories of guys buying a mixmaster from the CMP and being unhappy with them I have to wonder what the hell were they expecting.

Now as collectors we have to be really careful buying supposedly all-correct and original examples thanks to all the "restored" guns out there.
 
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I didn’t buy this as a collector but as a shooter. I’m a high volume shooter. It’s my hobby and it’s something I love to do.
I’m very happy with my purchase. I just want a shooter and I don’t want to risk destroying the slide that came on it.
That’s it, nothing more and nothing less. I’m just looking for options. If I don’t find a slide that’s hardened, I will shoot with this Colt slide.
It really depends on whether you're more concerned about long-term durability or simply not degrading it in its current configuration. For example my shooter is a mixmaster using a Remington Rand slide and Sistema frame. I couldn't care less how long the war-era RR slide lasts as the pistol isn't particularly valuable in its current configuration, plus I don't put a bazillion rounds through any .45 pistol anymore. If I did then I'd prefer to have a post-war "hard" slide on it instead.
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