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Every spring my 63 NM Colt (all oginal factory parts, grips are in storage) gets transformed from its original factory configuration to my summer PPC Match Pistol. I shoot her in the Open Semi Auto Class.
I have made no perminant changes and her finish is factory 90-92%.
So my question is; Is it blasphemy to do this?
I really don't know what collector's value she has. I do not have the box or factory papers and don't believe the magazine I got with her is original. I acquired her in trade for a Sig Legend several years ago and believe I traded up to begin with.
I only shoot lower powered 185 and 200gr swc loads, never factory hard ball.
I am considering having the frame modified for a custom fit beaver tail then hard chromed.
Should I retire her and get something of more modern decent before potentially ruining this piece of Colt History, especially since Colt is now under CZ control?
Now go ahead and beat me up, I can take it..
 

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Are you sure that is a 63? I thought they came with an Accro rear sight in 63 and switched to an Ellison in about 65. I have a shooty collection and my oldest GCNM is a 66 and I do shoot it a little every now and then, but not a lot. It is on the top with my 79 I bought new in 79 in the middle and my 88 I found a few years ago in a LGS on the bottom.



But if you enjoy shooting it then go for it.
 

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I'd recommend you sell it and purchase something more to your liking. Or hold onto it and purchase something more to your liking anyway. If you are like me, years later you will want to take it to the range purely out of nostalgia and the good old days.
 

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I wouldn’t make any permanent mods to it,but I’d spend the money to add another gun to the collection
 

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It has a four digit serial number, under 9000.
The slide has the cuts to either side of the firing pin channel to lighten it.
And it currently has Ellison sights. I have the Acro sight bagged and put away. I had forgotten about the sight swap.
 

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In classical Greek philosophy objects have a telos, or an intrinsic purpose. A gun's purpose is to be shot. You are helping fulfill that purpose by using it.
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It is your pistol to do with as you see fit. I would not make mods to the frame. Changing parts to accommodate your needs is fine, just keep your old parts and tag them for the gun.
 

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I agree with the above post, it's your pistol after all, it's nice looking and personally I would not change a thing.
 
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