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ROA problem...

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by BHP FAN, May 4, 2013.

  1. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    I just bought a Ruger Old Army...unturned, LNIB, never fired, still in the original orange and black cardboard box....for $500.00.Now, the problem....shoot it or don't?:evil:
  2. NCWanderer

    NCWanderer Well-Known Member

    If it was mine I'd shoot it.
  3. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    even though it's a bit of a collector's item, I'm leaning your way.
  4. dogrunner

    dogrunner Well-Known Member

    I'd offer the perspective that YOU ain't gonna be around to enjoy posterity...........if that's what you're keeping it virginal for!
  5. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Just shoot it.
  6. white smoke

    white smoke Well-Known Member

    Shoot it! That's what they were made for, and they keep coming back for more.
  7. Jefferson Herb

    Jefferson Herb Well-Known Member


    BHP, Better let me hold on to it for ya,so you don't shoot it;I'll send you a final target and load results.
  8. Jaymo

    Jaymo Well-Known Member

    I'm in the "shoot it" camp.
  9. AbitNutz

    AbitNutz Well-Known Member

    Did you buy an investment or a pistol?

    Do you enjoy the aspects of shooting or collecting more?

    Are you planning on keeping it till you die or selling it?
  10. snakeman

    snakeman Well-Known Member

    I would definitely shoot it!
  11. J-Bar

    J-Bar Well-Known Member

    I'd use the box as a target just to avoid being a namby-pamby about it.
  12. Foto Joe

    Foto Joe Well-Known Member

    Since when do you buy these things as an investment?? Go get the thing dirty, it's not like you really planned on just looking at it in the first place.
  13. Patocazador

    Patocazador Well-Known Member

    I thought you said that you had a problem. What is it?
    Everyone should have such "problems."
  14. DMZ

    DMZ Well-Known Member

    There will come a time that you will not be able to load and shoot it. Then it will probably be worth $75 more than you paid for it, if it stays NIB.

    Life is short.
  15. robhof

    robhof Well-Known Member


    One of the CAS shooters at our gun club uses original Colt Peacemakers for competition. I asked him why he shoots such valuable guns and his reply was that they were handed down from his grandfather and to not shoot them would be just wrong.:cool:
  16. Psycho

    Psycho Active Member

    I'll have the same problem in the next week or so as I have a stainless ROA on the way that is NIB and unfired. I suspect I'll make all the other unfired ROA's go up in value when I go ahead and shoot mine.
    Maybe if I got several, I'd leave one unfired so 200 years from now some descendant of mine would have a valuable collectors piece.........but then again, maybe not!
  17. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    Life is too short to save such simple pleasures for somebody else.
  18. wap41

    wap41 Well-Known Member


    It's a no brainer,Don't shoot it,just buy another one thats used and shoot it.When you get tired of shooting the used one just buy another used one and start all over.
  19. BHP FAN

    BHP FAN Well-Known Member

    Well guys, it's no longer ''unturned'', and next weekend [if I don't have to work] it'll no longer be unfired!
  20. kendak

    kendak Well-Known Member

    shoot it ...put a 1/2lb of black through mine this afternoon...take care

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