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Old 01-22-2013, 01:13 AM   #1
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What, to you, constitutes "Heirloom quality" in a handgun?

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A heirloom is a heirloom --What does the quality of it have to do with it
It can be a POS or MIB- Still a heirloom--

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When your pistol has weaving aids built into it and you have an heir designated to receive it, you have an "heirloom quality" handgun.

I have purchased Colt revolvers for my children to receive if/when they grow up.

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When your pistol has weaving aids built into it and you have an heir designated to receive it, you have an "heirloom quality" handgun.

I have purchased Colt revolvers for my children to receive if/when they grow up.
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Why do you ask?

Seriously, if you want to pass it down to your kids, or they have a strong desire to have it passed down to them, that is what makes it an heirloom. It does not even need to be functioning.

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Well I would think an heirloom is defined by its ability to stand the test of time, which would require it to have a certain build quality. So while, yes, anything handed down could technically be considered an heirloom by mere exchange, something that is built will enough to have that "last a lifetime" quality, is what I would deem worthy of the title.

My question was meant to ask what gives guns these qualities? Is it the materials, the machining, the this, the that, etc. Just curious about the specifics anyone might have found or thought of.

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The family history behind it makes it an heirloom. I personally think quality isn't much of a factor.

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It does not even need to be functioning.
That's where we have to disagree. If a firearm isn't working I won't have it around to be passed down. If u can have it fixed, fine, git 'r done, but functionless is useless and had no place in my home or possession and I wouldn't pas down junk.
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Well I would think an heirloom is defined by its ability to stand the test of time, which would require it to have a certain build quality. So while, yes, anything handed down could technically be considered an heirloom by mere exchange, something that is built will enough to have that "last a lifetime" quality, is what I would deem worthy of the title.

My question was meant to ask what gives guns these qualities? Is it the materials, the machining, the this, the that, etc. Just curious about the specifics anyone might have found or thought of.
My wife learned how to shoot a rifle with a Carcano. Still have the piece of junk, and we will keep it. Our one son wants it to be his one day. There you go- cheap and poorly made piece of junk with no monetary value, yet its an heirloom.
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That's where we have to disagree. If a firearm isn't working I won't have it around to be passed down. If u can have it fixed, fine, git 'r done.
So the rusty Civil War era cap-lock that was found on the family farm doesn't count as an heirloom? I disagree with your disagreement and call you.
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