Buyers Remorse (maybe)

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UmpquaCharlie

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I have been collecting three screws and flat tops for years. Shooters, not safe queens and have an assortment I am proud to claim. The other day I bought one of the new 41 mag flat tops and am wondering did I get caught up in the Rene bulletin or fall victim becasue I had 500 dollars burning a hole in my pocket? Those of you who are getting one are you going to shoot it or??? "Tell me I dun gud and I can sleep betta.' :?:
Charlie
 

bigbore45colt

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Charlies,

You did fine. I bought a consecutive pair and promptly put both of them in the safe...remember so far there are only 89 of them....

BB45C
 
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If you like the caliber, great, if you have extra money and you want to "speculate" good also.....me, I cannot afford to buy every 'special" that comes along, nor would I do it even if I could buy it...got to have 'priorities' at some point, or just go ahead and be "eccelctic"..........YOUR choice, not ours to second guess you.

Merry Christmas................go for it
 

G2

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$500 for a NM Blackhawk flattop in 41 mag,
yes a somewhat interesting story,
yes only ~89 made.
Yes you could put it away and then part with it to recognize the gain,
THAT's when the REAL Remorse begins. (as our brother Contender reminds us :D )

I'm with you, I have a fine collection of Rugers both OM/NM and alot of them are interesting varrients that some would consider "collectable".

I will and do shoot them, enjoy them for the reason they were made,

AND guess what, Everytime I go to sell/trade one they jump right off the page ... SOLD!!! True a little less than a NIB but not enough to worry about. The enjoyment Mr. WBR brought to us Ruger Firearms enthusiast's, has allways been well worth the few $$$.

Bottom line; .41 NM Blackhawk/ flattop gently used and cared for will allways bring ~ $400 (if not all the $$) and it will go away fast. Good place to park $500, shoot it, enjoy it.

EXAMPLE: I bought this .41 just a few years back in the $400 range, have shot and enjoyed it, and today, hmmm I bet you $100 I could get my money back.
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Pick your other favorite vice, ie. . .
Have you been to Las Vegas lately can't even get a cheap room anymore for much less than $100 night and there's a recession going on? Show tickets $100+ You see where this is going. Frame of mind. :roll:
 

seebs

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I just booked tickets for the Shot Show in Vegas and hotel is $260 W/Tax Planet Hollywood 4 nites and roundtrip plane tickets for $280 W/Tax. I thaught that was pretty good. Room comes to $65 nite.

Mike
 

BlkHawk73

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I bought mine with full intentions of never shooting it. I tucked it away with all the Acusport Bisleys and someday will hand them over to my son - he's just 8 now so it'll be a while.
 

seeemmiss

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I am of the same opinion. I bought a consecutive set and then found a third that was consecutive to the first two so bought that one too. I got all three to put away for the kids. Seems like a lot of money now but should pay off when they are grown. I am with BB45 about the limited number made
 

Chris

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I have the same obesssion, can't get enough of the om 3 screw, you did good on your new model flat top purchase, does anyone really know how many where made
 

UmpquaCharlie

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No remorse today...I am proud as punch to own one of the "rare" flat tops in 41....Now if I only knew what do do with all my other Rugers, Flat tops, three screws, # 1's, etc all shooters with some exceptions like the matching Buckeyes I'd be happy.
C
 
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