hello every one. I was recently lucky enough to be given a pre WW2 1911 colt govement model. I was able to establish thru the serial numbers it was made in 1921. It was carried and used during WW2. I know im probibly gonna catch alot of hell for this but i love and shoot this gun on a semi regular basis. Beleive me i want to put this peice of history to rest. I am currently looking for a suitable replacement for it. My main reason for posting this is I have several questions about it. Is it worth getting the paper work from colt for the gun? I was told that I could get the military records of the man who carried it and that would also up the value. Mainly i just want to know more of the guns history(big history buff). Is this possible? There are quite a few scratches on it from im guessing field dressing ( it hadent been touched since WW2 till i got it) should i get it refinished? I know having it done wrong will seriously destroy the value of it and not that I intend on selling it anytime soon I dont want to do that. Any sugestions would be most apriciated.