I am debating on the best way to store my early Gen 1s for which I have the original boxes. As we all know over time the plastic contact points make seemingly permanent marks on the finish of the slide. (Wonder exactly why that is.). I really like having the guns in the original boxes. Also, they store well. I was thinking about putting archival felt over these contact points. That's likely the easiest thing to do. Do you guys store your early guns in the boxes or separately?