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Shoot or no Shoot? 50 year Commemorative MKII

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

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  1. JellyJar

    JellyJar Member

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    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?
     
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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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