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deniably-flawed extrapolations...gosh i think I had some of those when I was a teenager....boy they were fun...but now I'm a man and must put away my childish toys....so now it's just lie,lie,lie,deny,deny,deny.
Ok ,here's one for ya....I inherited my father's 1943 Colt 911A1. I had fully intended on firing it but I thought I'd do some research on it etc. Well it looks like the darmn thing is worth about 5-7 grand...do I shoot it, sell it or vault it away? If I shoot it it'll need some new springs etc which will ruin the value. What to do What to do?
Do you have a scanner? If you do you can lay the pistol on the scanner and email a pic to some of the gunsel sites and see what you get offered on a sort of auction basis. My 1911 is also worth in that range and i shoot it. what's a few hundred bucks off the value anyway?
Besides it'll hold/increase in value. Sell and what, slap a burglar with your certificate of deposit? Give him a paper cut maybe? Just don't let it pit anywhere. Damn damp leather holster did a number on mine one time when it was stored too long. Peeses me off royally.
Don't replace the springs, Habu. Just keep it as it is. Then go and guy yourself a new Kimber or something, stick on a little tacticool Surefire light or a Crimson Trace laster, buy yourself one of those mini-safes that fit in the nightstand drawer, and you are all set.
Yikes. Don't want to know the stratospheric heights that a matched pair of Purdeys would bring. Too bad. That is quite a loss. And here I'm just aiming for a small gauge Parker or LC Smith. 'spensive enough for this kid.
Actually, I'm also waiting for Tony Galazan to come out with an RBL in 20 and 28 gauge.