I joined this site when I got my first 1911 and have learned much more than I knew but much less than I would like. I need to reduce my overall collection of guns. I want to end up with shootable classics and moderns in above average shape and sell off about 50 others. Please give me your thoughts about keeping this one as a shooter. I have read various threads about the lack of hardening of the parts making it unwise to shoot some older colts much and need to see if that would apply here. I would probably run 500 to 1000 rounds a year through each gun I end up keeping. I reload and usually load 20% below max pressures. Please look at the photos and ask me any questions you need. I bought the gun on auction and don’t know any history on it. I got it about a month ago. No family connection. It was nicer than I expected it to be. How close to original does it appear to be? Reblue, Grips, Sights, etc. Is this what is referred to as a Black Army? In your learned opinion would this be "OK" to shoot. I don't want to hurt the gun or it's value. If it needs to stay a safe queen, I'll let it be someone else’s safe queen. My safe queens have to go. I would also appreciate your opinions on a range of value. If I decide to sell it, what are the best sites to list older Colts on? Thanks in advance for your help and knowledge!