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Old 10-10-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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Recently picked up a pair of Smith & Wesson 1911 E series pistols. While reviewing which gun to take home-only one at the time-the dealer noticed serial numbers of two the guns where sequential. Not wanting to split the pair...I bought the second for my wife.

Now the questions:
1-Do they have any benefit or added value if they are not shot?
2-If you planned on not shooting them, would you clean them? They are still in packing grease...

Your opinion is appreciated.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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Definitely clean before shooting.

I would not buy a modern, production firearm I did not plan to shoot.

A commemorative model may be put aside for collection purposes.

YMMV
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I would think that sequential serial numbers would add something to the price if resold to an individual, but not a huge amount.
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If you plan on keeping them for a long time, the value will most likely increase...depends on the market for them...

Did you buy them as an investment?

Very nice BTW...
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Thanks!

We buy a lot of guns..but always shoot them. Someone suggested we not shoot these and just put them in the safe. These have been in the safe for two weeks-uncleaned. Have have been templed to clean mine and hit the range.
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Recently picked up a pair of Smith & Wesson 1911 E series pistols. While reviewing which gun to take home-only one at the time-the dealer noticed serial numbers of two the guns where sequential. Not wanting to split the pair...I bought the second for my wife.

Now the questions:
1-Do they have any benefit or added value if they are not shot?
2-If you planned on not shooting them, would you clean them? They are still in packing grease...

Your opinion is appreciated.
this is stricty my opinion, but even though they are sequential, unless they are commeratives or limited runs of some sort, they are just a pair of pistols that happen to have SN's that sequential.

down the road, if they were sold as a pair, it might up the value to the right person to a degree.

one of the Mods here, JonM bought a pair of new Ruger Vaqueros that were sequential in SN's. he shoots them.

so IMO, clean them, oil them and enjoy shooting them.
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I have never bought a gun I did not shoot. I actually hand loaded black powder cartridges for my 38 S&W, Smith & Wesson top break revolver.
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