My first gun was one of these actually still have it. It is an awesome gun old but still awesome still shoot it till this day from what I understand its really just a copy of a colt that was licensed out to different countries this one being Argentina. I was also told at a gun store if I do anything to it it diminishes its value. It's kinda rough looking some pock marks if not kept oiled and in a gun sock it will start to rust(spotty). I don't know I guess the question I'd like to ask is it worth anything in the first place wouldn't it be worth more if it looked better. It does have sentimental value being my first gun but its got some outer issues like it really looks like a old gun. If I do decide to change that what could be done. Any opinions would be appreciated.