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Shoot or no Shoot? 50 year Commemorative MKII

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JellyJar, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. JellyJar

    JellyJar Well-Known Member

    I have a 1911 Ruger 50th year Commemorative MKII that I have never shot. Is it worth it not to shoot it or are these so common that I should go ahead and shoot it as it will never really increase in value?
  2. jwr_747

    jwr_747 Well-Known Member

    I worried about the "shoot/don't shoot" problem many years ago with some built in the 1850 time frame B/P Colts.spent over 2 years thinking bout the problem.finally a friend said " shoot them,let the kids worry about depreciation".so now I shoot what I got...jwr
  3. jon_in_wv

    jon_in_wv Well-Known Member

    Save it as a nice collector and buy another one. Shoot the heck out of the second one.
  4. Magnumite

    Magnumite Well-Known Member

    I wallered in that mud over the 50th MkII. With 35,000 (or was that 50K) there's not much appreciation. Pondering those numbers, I shot mine. And I still shoot it once in awhile.
  5. potmetal

    potmetal Well-Known Member

    I think Ruger made too many of them to ever see them be real collector's items. I'd shoot it.
  6. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    I don't know about the MK II's, but I shoot the snot out a 50th anniversary Single-Six, and a NRA endowment MK II.

    If I don't shoot them, either my kids will, or they'll sell them to someone else who will. I might as well do it myself and make sure it's done right.
  7. rightside

    rightside Well-Known Member

    I always run into this with guns I acquire. I always end up shooting them. Guns were made for shootin....
  8. ET

    ET Well-Known Member

    It's kind of like buying a collectable car. You buy it because you really like driving it, but you hate driving it because you think the added miles will make it less valuable. Just drive/shoot it already.
  9. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    Definitely shoot it. Enough of them were made to make their collectibility rather circumspect. So unless your putting together a collection of commemoratives or Ruger .22 autos, just go ahead and enjoy shooting it.
  10. TimboKhan

    TimboKhan Moderator

    As mentioned, not particularly collectible on account of the number of them made, and I doubt seriously that Ruger made them with the idea that people would put them in a closet or something anyway. Go shoot it and don't worry about it.
  11. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    I have eleven words to answer this question.
    Bang, bang,bang,bang,bang,bang,,,,bang,bang,bang,bang,,,,,reload.

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