Would you shoot a Heritage Walker Colt?


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jphendren
March 16, 2012, 07:59 PM
I have found one for sale, and am considering purchasing it. But as with all of my guns, they do get fired. I don't believe that these were intended to be fired, and would feel bad doing so. I have a nice Uberti Walker, shoots like a dream (minus some trigger creep), so I don't really need it.

Jared

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hang fire
March 17, 2012, 01:40 AM
Exactly what is a "Heritage" Walker Colt?

arcticap
March 17, 2012, 04:21 AM
Here's some photos of a Heritage Walker Colt.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=5672305&postcount=1

tinman080
March 17, 2012, 08:47 AM
That is a revolver with a ''premium'' cost over and above a standard (read plain) revolver. While the guns would be functionally identical by shooting the premium gun you would in effect remove the ''premium'' value from the gun. If everyone shot their premium gun it wouldn't matter, but with 99% never shooting them your gun would never bring unfired value, you would lose the extra money paid immediately. IMHO:D

Skinny 1950
March 17, 2012, 09:12 AM
I had a similar problem a while back, a never fired ASM Whitneyville Walker was for sale and I wanted one for shooting. This gun is not as fancy as the one you are looking at but it was new in the original box and I decided to buy it and shoot it because I am not worried about the value. In this case the gun was selling for way less than a new Uberti Walker and was not a highly desirable collector piece so I shoot it.

http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af11/Skinny1950/1847WalkerDec192011003-1.jpg
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af11/Skinny1950/1847WalkerDec192011001.jpg
http://i989.photobucket.com/albums/af11/Skinny1950/1847WalkerDec192011006.jpg

jphendren
March 17, 2012, 09:13 AM
Thanks guys, I've decided to pass on the Heritage Walker. If I ever stumble into a regular version I may buy it, but I'll leave the fancy stuff to the collectors.

Jared

AirForceShooter
March 17, 2012, 10:22 AM
If I wouldn't shoot it ,I won't own it.

Guns are to be used.

Keep the safe queens

AFS

72coupe
March 17, 2012, 10:38 AM
Skinny that is a pretty one. I'll bet it creates a stir at the range.

Fingers McGee
March 17, 2012, 11:44 AM
Would you shoot a Heritage Walker Colt?


Depends on how much I paid for it. If you can get one for less than a standard model; why not? You'd be the hit of the range, that's for sure.

hang fire
March 17, 2012, 12:15 PM
Such guns are just too French for my likes.

Coyote3855
March 17, 2012, 01:12 PM
I like French fries and French Dip sandwiches and French kissing. I don't buy guns I unless I plan to shoot them.

Blue Hill
March 17, 2012, 02:06 PM
I can't afford safe queens. My guns are for shooting, but that's me. I've nothing against those who get enjoyment from the search and the aquisition. For some, the best part of the thrill is in the chase. Not much different from collecting rare coins or stamps I guess.
Blue

TomADC
March 17, 2012, 02:13 PM
I have a 100th Anniversary H&R Officers model Trapdoor, shoots just fine, I'm careful and clean/lube it well after a session B/P only.
So if I owned that Walker I'd shoot it.

CraigC
March 17, 2012, 04:23 PM
...by shooting the premium gun you would in effect remove the ''premium'' value from the gun.
I disagree 100%. Sure, it'll lose value once fired like any other gun but who cares??? It only matters if you buy it for an investment. If you want it to shoot and enjoy, buy the damn thing and shoot it.

...but I'll leave the fancy stuff to the collectors.
Why???


I guess I just never understood the mentality that only collectors should own fancy guns. That collectibles should never be fired and that once a collector thinks a gun is worth collecting, that it forever precludes it from being 'used'. Nor have I ever understood the obsession with monetary value. Guns are the only thing that people expect to pay bottom dollar for, use for their entire lives and still sell it for what they paid. Please, if you can't stand to part with a couple hundred bucks for a lifetime's worth of enjoyment, take up knitting or something.

Malachi Leviticus Blue
March 17, 2012, 05:50 PM
Would you shoot a Heritage Walker Colt?...


Yup, If you're going to shoot, why not do it in style?

Skinny, I really like your ASM Whitneyville Walker, very nice. I'd shoot her too!

robhof
March 17, 2012, 09:48 PM
Those ASM's are hard to pass up, I didn't really want a Walker, but saw one on an auction for a great price and bid, but it's a great shooter:

J-Bar
March 17, 2012, 11:05 PM
It is not a sin to shoot a beautiful gun, any more than it is to make love to a beautiful woman.

The decision about the money involved in either case is purely individual choice.

jphendren
March 17, 2012, 11:10 PM
The Heritage Walker was offered to me for $900, that is NIB with all acessories. I'm not sure if that is a fair deal or not? I wanted a regular Colt Walker, but have not found one for sale lately.

Jared

Fingers McGee
March 17, 2012, 11:33 PM
NIB Heritage Walker in Blue Book is $1250; 98% condition $650
NIB standard F series Walker in Blue Book is $1100; 98% condition $750

It's a toss up IMHO.

tinman080
March 31, 2012, 08:49 PM
I believe the OP's question was perhaps why he shouldn't shoot a ''premium'' version of a weapon. The only reason that came to my mind was a drop in value over an unfired model. Whether or not it got shot wasn't for me to comment on, and I did not. It could've been cut up with a torch and I wouldn't have cared. That would be for the owner to decide.

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