unfortunately the nickel plating ruined what value it had. now its just a beater/shooter. when someone refinishes a un it ruins any collector value. the exception being for military arsenal reworks. those guns still hold value if it was done by an actual us government arsenal and reissued for military service.
in the arena of civilian firearms in regards to 1911s refinishing completely destroys collector value.
condition is everything
"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith
The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...
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