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I find this dilemma difficult personally. I never make a purchase without the intention of shooting it so I'm going to say shoot it of course. But then again I cannot speak from the viewpoint of a true collector as I just want pretty guns to shoot. Despite this though I have to agree with what seems to be the general consensus.

Shoot it.
 

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Doesn't sound like its the 2019 US Prop marked SOCOM , and doesn't sound like it's new in box with everything.
So can't think of a reason to not shoot it.

If you want to go out to 400- 600 yards, suggest 7.62 x 51mm. For example, a Colt 901 or M1A.
 

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Well considering I only gave $775 for it as is I’m pretty sure wasn’t a bad deal so I’m thinking I could shoot it for years and still double my money lol , I don’t know thou I think I may just grin every round I fire ;
If your primary goal was to double your money you should have bought Chipotle Mexican Grill shares (CMG) in January.
But you can't fire a burrito.
 

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Did you purchase it for profit or for pleasure? Profit, if any at all, is in the distant future and the amount of profit, if there is any, is an unknown. On the other hand, pleasure can be had in the near future and, if that why you purchased the gun, then use it for that. If you purchased a new Corvette, would you leave in you garage with the expectation that it will increase in value, or would you drive it because tht is why you bought it?
 

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A different perspective.....I don't think anyone but you can answer that question. Some people have "collector-type" personalities and get pleasure from it. A non-collector personality type typically doesn't understand the collector mentality and argues you should play with your toys. Why have it if you're not gonna use it?, they'll ask. That question will get the same response from any non-collector. So, I'd say nobody can answer that question but you. If you're questioning whether you should preserve it for the financial incentive, with ultimate intent of making money, then those funds are probably better of spent elsewhere. But, if the increased value brings you more pleasure as a collector piece, without intent to sell, and instead you plan holding on to it for the pleasure of "having" it, then I'd say don't shoot it. Keep it and enjoy it as a collector piece. Like some have suggested, get a PSA and shoot it. Will shooting the Colt really bring that much more pleasure than shooting another AR. So, the answer to your question depends on your personality and whether having a new, unfired Colt rifle that may become very rare might bring you more pleasure having and looking at it in that condition.

It's the dilemma all collectors have in every field. I once saw a meme that said "NOT DRIVING YOUR CAR TO KEEP MILES LOW FOR RESALE VALUE IS LIKE NOT BANGING YOUR GIRLFRIEND TO KEEP IT TIGHT FOR THE NEXT GUY". Not sure it applies in this case but funny nonetheless
 

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If the socialist side of the democratic party get to be in charge, they will take it from you and run over it with a steam roller. You better enjoy it while you can. I carried one of those pieces of crap half way around the world, and at this point I would not give 35 cents for a hundred of them. As you can tell I am not a fan of the AR, although I do own one of them.
 

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Maybe in California but that’s $hits not gonna happen threw out the states , they have one hell of a task at hand if they think there gonna get these or any firearms from its citizens and I’m saying this with whole hearted truth .....Beto and Dems two words for ya ....GOOD LUCK ! QUOTE=TascosaJoe;3062389]If the socialist side of the democratic party get to be in charge, they will take it from you and run over it with a steam roller. You better enjoy it while you can. I carried one of those pieces of crap half way around the world, and at this point I would not give 35 cents for a hundred of them. As you can tell I am not a fan of the AR, although I do own one of them.[/QUOTE]
 

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Guess you didn’t read my last message lol QUOTE=Righteous;3076661]If your not going to shoot it why would you even buy it. Sell it to somebody who will enjoy it.[/QUOTE]
 

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What is the collector premium over the shooter price for this rifle? If you shoot it, what will it be worth? If you don't shoot it, what will it be worth? Let's say, hypothetically, in ten years you could sell it for $1000 fired or get $1200 for it unfired, maybe. That's $200 in 10 years, or $20 a year. I waste more money than that per year driving around trying to find the cheapest gas.

Shoot it.
New to this forum but I have wondered with the glut of AR-15 rifles made/sold in the recent past how long, if ever, it would be before any of these would be "desirable" as a collector piece.
 

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All y'all hoarding these guns for "investment" do understand they make no money until they sell. So unless you sell them before you croak, it's your estate that will deal with it and you know those possibilities:

a. The vultures will swoop in and fleece your widow buying them for you told her you got them for.

b. They go out and shoot them.
 
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