That is a very true statement! Well said Monsai...... and with that many NIB 3rd gens I don't think that you're going to see the big difference in price between NIB and high condition used ones like you see with Pythons. In 20 years there will be no shortage of NIB SAAs. Best regards,
Agreed. Not the same.I've had friends tell me to keep the colt new in the safe and buy a uberti or colt clone and enjoy that. It's not the same.
My understanding is that the SAAs are test fired with the cylinder 'in the white' and aftewards the cylinder is cleaned and either blued or nickeled to remove all evidence of firing. This is a different scenario that just being factory test fired and boxed up for shipping.It's been shot at the factory, so enjoy it.
I totally agree. My Hand of God rig should be done any day.Also, lets say, hypothetically 10 years from now, there is a 400 price difference between NIB 3rd gens, and 98% third gens with box. If you go out and buy a Uberti, you are gonna drop 400 anyway, so either way you are out 400. Why not enjoy the experience of shooting what you really want and use the 400 you would have spent on the Uberti for a nice leather rig, or a rifle, or towards your next Colt?Unless you plan on holstering that bad boy, and shooting the heck out of it, theres no reason you cant keep that gun looking 98%. Shoot the Colt. Experience it. Life is short.