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Old 03-21-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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Hey guys, just traded for my first Colt and my first 1911 45 I got the gold cup trophy ... haven't shot it yet...Because I'm not sure if it's ever been fired!? there's no marks anywhere on the slide, barrel, or the mag.. not sure I want a gun I can't shoot.. any thoughts??

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Old 03-21-2011, 02:07 PM   #2
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why cant ya shoot it??

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Sparky,

That will make you a nice Pistol! I have owned a couple of Colt Gold Cup National Match pistols in the past.
I have a Colt Commander at the present customized by Rock River Arms and a Rock River Pro Carry in Black T at the present.
You will surely enjoy that new pistol!
Let us know how she shoots and what you are shooting out of it.

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Shoot it and enjoy, thats what it was made for !!!

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just didn't think I should shoot a gun in unfired condition loses value? it is spotless maybe I'll save this gun for my son... I don't know maybs I'll break down and shoot it lol

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How about some pics? Exactly what model is it? Series 70, 80, one of the newer ones?

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Honestly probably no more than you would shoot it! And with good care there should be no issue with passing it along to your Son. I have my grandfathers guns. They have been shot but taken care of with TLC! Shoot it and have fun. If I can't shoot a gun I do not want to keep it. That is not saying I shoot any of them alot. For example I have a Walther P-38 with no name on it and swastikas that was captured by a Russian Solider when the Germans invaded Russia in the 40s. I shoot it 10 rounds per year usually. Then clean her up and put her to bed in her padded pistol case with the original holster. Don't have the belt. The Russian children had used it to hold up their trousers for school years ago.
So the point! Enjoy all the fine weapons you have and acquire if only a little bit!
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I can't down load pic's here ..send me your e-mail and I'll send you pic's I know it's not the 70 or 80 model

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You need to shoot it to reach nirvana! Get 'er dirty, she'll clean up and with no loss of value. (It's not an unfired Python.)

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Honestly probably no more than you would shoot it! And with good care there should be no issue with passing it along to your Son. I have my grandfathers guns. They have been shot but taken care of with TLC! Shoot it and have fun. If I can't shoot a gun I do not want to keep it. That is not saying I shoot any of them alot. For example I have a Walther P-38 with no name on it and swastikas that was captured by a Russian Solider when the Germans invaded Russia in the 40s. I shoot it 10 rounds per year usually. Then clean her up and put her to bed in her padded pistol case with the original holster. Don't have the belt. The Russian children had used it to hold up their trousers for school years ago.
So the point! Enjoy all the fine weapons you have and acquire if only a little bit!
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I do the same with my ww2 rifles and pistols I get the itch and load up the old boys and have an old rifle day..lol
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