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Old 07-14-2012, 04:06 AM   #11
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If you've never really shot a 1911 before, the odds are pretty good that you won't be able to tell any difference between that gun and $450 Rock Island GI 1911.

Keep it unfired and you'll have something truly rare and something that will be coveted by many in the years to come. If you want a shooter, save your money a little more and get something that's common and won't hurt to shoot the snot out of it.
Agreed, collect.

By a shooter RIA, five years from now, when you can look at it and it still looks factory new, you will appreciate it more.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:48 AM   #12
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I wouldn't shoot it either, a few rounds probably wouldn't make much difference (unless it wasn't even test fired at the factory) but why take the chance when you could rent or borrow a friend's 1911 to try out. Every shot does leave wear marks.

I have a like new 1941 Luger P08 that I'll never shoot, just too valuable. It's the only gun I own I won't shoot. Instead I shoot a mismatched parts 1913 P08.
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I always figured that the best thing about virginity is that it can (and should) be temporary.

I doubt that it left the factory without at least one round being shot. I'd put a mag (or 3) through it, clean it with love & care, then let it become a safe queen if that's your preference. JMHO
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R-Bolt!


COLLECT! With the prices they are presently bringing I would collect the piece! If they are worth good money now they will be worth much more in the future. And it will be better return than you could ever get from a bank or investment for the period of time. An example I have a FN-LAR National Match Rifle that I purchased from Guns South in 1985 for $1000. And have been offered as much as $3500.00 for it more than once.You can not get that kind of return out of much anything else today.
So with that thought in mind! I would Collect it!

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Collect it.

This is my 100 Year Anniversary Tier III Colt's 1918. It will never be shot.
What if the apocolapse kicks off would you still not use it???
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Zombies dont care how old the gun you shot them with is.
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Thank you all for your input. I was leaning on just collecting it, have no real attachment to it. Will look at buying a good used 1911 if I feel the need to go to the range with one someday. I appreciate all the points of veiw.
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How do you know it'll even fire if you don't shoot it
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Shoot it u will love it more after u put a few rounds threw it
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Shoot it. Why own a gun if not to shoot it
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