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Old 10-06-2017, 03:55 PM
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Today, I bought my first 3rd gen pistol. Its an Alaska state trooper unissued gun, new in the box never fired. Serial #puts it made in 1995. I guess I will never fire it, what do u think? My question is the gun has nite sites that are dead, after all they are 22years old. Should I replace the sights with original sites or nite sights. Gun in came in box with 2 new mags manual and lock. Bought from a retired last who bought the gun from his department. Thanks
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:25 PM
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Is there some reason you will never fire it ?
Would you buy a car and never drive it ?
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:32 PM
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If the sight tubes are Trijicon, they can re-lamp them for $57.
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If you are not going to fire it, whats the point in replacing them?
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:56 PM
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Congratulations Sir on a fine purchase. I am of the opinion is that life is too short not to enjoy your new Smith. I say take it out and shoot it, as I would not buy anything I had no intention to shoot. I used to think that way until I realized I cannot take them with me!
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Well, there is another way to look at it. Keep the gun unfired for collector or price appreciation reasons and buy a used one to shoot, or sell the unfired one and use the money to buy a shooter grade and ammo, etc. Why turn a collector item into a shooter when there are guns around that won't take a huge depreciation the minute you run a magazine of ammo through them?

Now, if you want a gun to shoot and cannot find a "used" one, or can't find one at a good price, then that is a different matter. But I would bet you could sell yours for $150 - $200 more than a clean "used" gun would cost, (maybe more if you can prove the police connection...some people go crazy for that stuff). Why throw away that money?
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That's why I'm thinking of keeping the gun unfired, for the value. Even though I plan on keeping the gun. I bought it for a great price $450. I will replace the sights. Now I'm gonna have to buy a shooter. Btw gun is marked AST(Alaska State Trooper)
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If you replace the sights, it won't be original.
It will be modified and consequently worth less than unmodified.

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