My dear goodness. To the OP, that is a simply splendid specimen. Wow.
As to the pistols, they're tools, so I shoot 'em. Nothing I own is even really collectible by any measure, but I refrained from carrying/shooting them because they were so pristine. Screw that. First to go was a Colt 1911, with a lovely finish (and a sweet trigger). Well, I carry it regularly. Next to go is a CZ 75 B Compact, with that lustrous blue finish. God, what a perfect concealed weapon (for me). Hell, when I'm dead, my descendants can worry about what my pistols look like.
nate45, thanks for that product tip.
"...A humble and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise." Ps. li
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