Old Warhorse .45, wanna spiffy it up a bit.
My pops left me a 1963 Colt Gold Cup National Match. It's in amazing working order, it's a Cadillac in fact. Keep hardball in it and it'll happily eat all day long with no issue. My "issue" here is that it's a shooter and not so much a looker anymore. It's got some scratches and dings that are associated with a pistol that gets carried everywhere. Those I can deal with, reminds me of my dad when I see the evidence of his favorite pistol. What's driving me crazy is how the bluing is fading/worn down in some places. It's holster is natural leather, and has a few tight spots. Around where the slide pin protrudes and below the trigger on the same side it's about a 50/50 mix of blue and bare metal. On the safety side of the slide the Colt emblem has a worn spot too.
I DO NOT want a new looking pistol, I would just like to restore the bluing to a more consistent state. He also left me a Charles Daly over under 12 guage with a similar issue on the receiver(I guess that's what it is called, the metal bit where a sweaty palm would rest while shooting).
I have a feeling that bluing is an all or nothing proposition, if that's the case I'll suck it up and leave em alone. The little OCD region of my mind is nagging me however. Is there anything I can try/have done that fits my issue? I use these firearms quite a lot too, so durable solutions are preferable.
Anyway, thanks for reading this.