$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
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.
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: