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« on: December 25, 2016, 06:30:32 am »


I have a 44 Special Colt Peacemaker NIB, made in 1978 I believe.

Should I shoot or not?

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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2016, 06:54:08 am »

Why not shoot? Huh
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2016, 07:34:19 am »

If it is your intention to hold it as an investment ,  perhaps selling it at some future date for a profit or * leave to your heir, then yeah, could I see your
"Should I shoot or not?" question...

See it yes, ever understand it ...no not really..... shoot it , enjoy it ,
 
( * and the heir makes any profit ! )
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« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2016, 09:49:15 am »

I shoot mine.
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« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2016, 10:44:38 am »

It's a Third Generation.

You won't live long enough for it to become a true 'collectable' and no Second or Third generation SAA has ever 'done' anything in the historical sense to garner any add-on cachet of value, unless owned by some Silver Screen cowboy or modern-day gun writer - and even Skeeter Skelton's personal guns didn't bring much.

Shoot it and enjoy it and pass it down to your heirs.

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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2016, 01:14:53 pm »

I shoot mine.  

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« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2016, 02:08:23 pm »

Piling on here.  And ..... Allow me to ECHO St. George.  ECHO  ECHO  ECHO

PLUS:  HAPPY HOLIDAYS.  Guns were manufactured to be shot.  Take yours out to the range or a CAS match and make it ROAR!!

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PS:  Nice pair Fingers.  Shooting nice guns is pure FUN!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2016, 08:58:12 am »

 Odd man out here.

  I had a NIB 3rd Generation 4 3/4" .44 Special that I resisted shooting for a few years. Listed it on Gunbroker where it brought around $1600. I replaced it with a nice Uberti that I didn't mind shooting and banked the rest of the money.

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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2016, 12:38:31 pm »

Guns were manufactured to be shot. 

From some of the actions I've seen on some of the 3rd gen Colt SAA and pretty much all the 2nd Gen Colt BP guns I'm not sure I can echo that statement. I have to wonder if they thought they would be shot when manufactured or just collected.
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2016, 02:17:21 pm »

Well Heck Cliff ..........
Seems an Echo (Echo) of sentiments expressed on another thread.  I think they were intended to be taken out and played with.  Colts, just like every other SA Replica, need a modicum of care and attention to make them truly user friendly.  Which, is a shame considering the price of a COLT.  They are OK once the Burrs, Rough Spots and Springs have been taken care of.  Expensively OK.  But .. OK

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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2016, 11:56:17 pm »

Shoot it, shoot it lots, clean it occasionally, shoot it some more.
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2016, 07:11:54 pm »

Several years ago I bought a chuckwagon from a guy in south Texas.When I paid him with a stack of hundred dollar bills He folded them up and said  it was just more money to buy guns with. He asked me if I liked guns and I said of course and he asked if I would like to see his old gun collection. We went inside and I about had a heart attack as he began showing me first generation LOW serial number Colt. I'm talking two digit low  Colts. I mentioned something about using gloves to handle them and he said there was no need. He shot them regularly.His statement was something to the effect that guns were made to shot and they were useless just sitting in a safe.
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« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2016, 10:53:30 pm »

  Well, looks like I'm in the same boat as this one arrived just today. But I'm not going to shoot mine.

 

   

   

   

 

  I'm on the lookout for a Uberti or Cimarron in 4 3/4" 45 Colt. That should sufficiently fulfill the "need to shoot".

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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2017, 05:42:44 pm »

Why not shoot it .
People sell fired USFA Colt clones fired for more money then a new Colt will cost you !
I dont get it myself .
A Clone selling for more money then the real thing lol
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