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Would you shoot a Heritage Walker Colt?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by jphendren, Mar 16, 2012.

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  1. jphendren

    jphendren Member

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    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.

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  2. hang fire

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    Exactly what is a "Heritage" Walker Colt?
     
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    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
     
  5. Skinny 1950

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    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.

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  6. jphendren

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    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
     
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    If I wouldn't shoot it ,I won't own it.

    Guns are to be used.

    Keep the safe queens

    AFS
     
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    Skinny that is a pretty one. I'll bet it creates a stir at the range.
     
  9. Fingers McGee

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    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.
     
  10. hang fire

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    Such guns are just too French for my likes.
     
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    I like French fries and French Dip sandwiches and French kissing. I don't buy guns I unless I plan to shoot them.
     
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    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.
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    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.
     
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    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.

    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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:
     

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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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