Maybe this should be in the curio and relics section,but I thought I'd get more input here-if it is in the wrong place,sorry.. Anyhoo,I bought this 1943 Mauser made P38 the other day.All original,matching numbers,pretty good finish,blah blah. My problem is,I've been getting guys on another "collector" website pleading with me not to actually fire it.Too nice,too collectable,etc. Now,I once owned a Post-War P1 which is an alloy frame version of this that is relatively cheap and easy to come by,and I loved it-BUT,I didn't feel that it had a "soul",so I wanted the real thing. This one definitely has a soul.Perhaps it's soul is a little dark,but it's a soul nonetheless. I want functional,usable firearms,not wallhangers.. So do I sell this thing to one of the guys trying to buy it and buy another post war P1,or keep it around and occasionally put a box of Winchester 115 grain through it?