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#1 Grease Gunner

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 04:15 PM




 

Its at $15,600 with 24 hours to go.

Not a great time to end an auction IMHO.

 

Seller claims GI Bolt and Internals

 

PK is extremely backed up so

I dropped out

 

I have no interest in the gun anymore

and dont know the seller

 

 

 

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https://www.gunbroke.../item/786445249


Edited by Grease Gunner, 06 October 2018 - 04:17 PM.

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#2 mohawk64

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 04:25 PM

If the gun runs-- why would it need a gunsmith?
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Posted 06 October 2018 - 04:26 PM

I know the seller. He's a Wheeler dealer. Does a lot with post samples.
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Posted 06 October 2018 - 04:29 PM

Its worth $17,000-18,000

Sounds like a guarantee to run to me. Most dealer sellers are honorable and will fix a poor running gun. Especially if advertised to run

Auction has 1 more day. Most auctions end Sunday night

Must be the best day and time

Id be shocked if it ends at $15,000

Hed be giving it away

You own so many good Thompsons Already. Why you looking at a WH?

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#5 Grease Gunner

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 05:02 PM

I was caught up in the auction hopin to be at 14 or less.

From talking to TD. ,  a west hurley receiver can possibly be out of spec.

 

He said these were 400 or 500 bucks when they were made

so there wasnt a lot of quality  control .

 

Continuous shooting could damage the receiver.

Thats why PK was charging in the 3k range and 

at one point had a 3 year wait. and I think its like 5 years now


Edited by Grease Gunner, 06 October 2018 - 05:21 PM.

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#6 mohawk64

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 05:21 PM

I know westies that have had 10's of thousands of rounds thru them with o issues.
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Posted 06 October 2018 - 09:44 PM

After owning a problem gun (not my
Thompson ) and having 17 months of gunsmith time and counting I would never buy another gun with a bad rep

Not when $5,000 more gets you a ww 2 gun

I would sell the gun rather than wait 3-5 years for a smith
Too many good guns out there

Edited by huggytree, 06 October 2018 - 09:45 PM.

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 11:46 PM

There's also more than one Smith. I've fixed a few westies myself. Metal and dimensions...... I be happy to look at anyone's west Hurley gun. It won't be $5,000. Nor will it be 3 yes.
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#9 Grease Gunner

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Posted 07 October 2018 - 05:51 PM

ended at 15676... someone got a deal!!


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Posted 07 October 2018 - 06:11 PM

Crazy price

$2,000 under value
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Posted 07 October 2018 - 06:11 PM

As it sold for $15,676.00, no wonder there's been one sitting at $18,500 on the Sturm NFA board for months; and that seller has turned down a $16,000 offer.


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#12 TSMGguy

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 08:42 AM

Good looking gun. The rear sight appears to be a repro, and the bolt is a late war blued spare. The gun runs or it doesn't, and the ad says it does. I've had no problems with my WH. 


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Posted 09 October 2018 - 08:07 PM

This was actually a one owner gun. I know because I as the one who got it from the old man, went through it, and sent it to Jonathan since I don't enjoy the song and dance of gunbroker.

Funny thing is the gun actually came from a guy who was one of the biggest photographers for Playboy for 20+ years. Whole house was framed magazine covers he did and all the girls he shot. Even had nude spreads of all the MG's he had with the girls. For the life of me idk why I didn't get copies of all of them. It was pretty cool though and he was savvy collector.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 08:31 AM

Looks to me like like prices are creeping down, and not a lot of activity in the class 3 market lately.Could have something to do with the long wait for tax stamps.


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:00 PM

i agree that few FA's are selling

 

been a while actually---6+ months....ruben i think is up to 4 pages full now

 

Frank has been giving good deals again(came down $4500 on a gun for me)


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Posted 11 October 2018 - 02:08 PM

Now that is cool.   Congratulations!


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