I'm wondering if there is any reason to prefer a particular generation of the Colt Woodsman. I don't mean for collectability. I mean for actual use. I used to shoot a generation 3 with my grandfather. When he died, it disappeared. Funny how that happens. I would like to have one for myself. I don't like the magazine release on the generation 3 Woodsman. I prefer a button on the side of the grip, as in generation 2. Thing is, there may be a good reason for the generation 3 modification. If so, I would like to know what it is. Since resale value is worth considering, I have another question. Are black grips less desirable than brown, and if so, would it hurt the value of the gun to replace the original black grips with brown ones from the same period?