Hey folks ain't been by in awhile to many jobs and doc bills. Heres my question , my adopted brother just bought last weekend a gold cup first gen. When we sat down last nightand stripped it down. On the outside it looks to be in 85% condition, but the guide rod the barrel bushing are just beat to crap. He wants to replace them. It shoots fine but what should he do about the parts. Should he replace them and hold on to the old ones or would it be better to send it to colt and let them go through it and replace the parts. If colt does it he has the paperwork from them. Tge cheaper way would be to get aftermarket and hold on to the original parts. Like i said its a first gen with a serial # 12xxx . Any thiughts from the gurus here on the forum would be great.