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#1 huggytree

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:27 PM

http://www.sturmgewe...ingram-model-6/

 

cant believe ruben would have something like this in his inventory....rare gun, but condition is beyond horrible....his guns are so perfect.

 

 


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 10:44 AM

"Beyond horrible" is certainly an exaggeration.  It has a unique surface patina, and an easily repairable crack in the pistol grip.  I kind of like the look...It has a mark on the stock where a PD ID tag was probably once affixed.  This M6 has seen service somewhere, and its surface condition reflects it...

 

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:07 AM

yep,  that patina look is very attractive and shows it was actually handled VS being on a rack it's whole life. 


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 05:02 PM

Looks like it was carried a lot. Possibly came from a prison system. I would love to take it home.


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Posted 06 May 2017 - 07:52 PM

Hmm..  I expected to see pits and rust.  Instead honest wear and a crack in the vertical grip.  Likely police or prison used.  Looks great.  If this were a WWII Thompson, people would be drooling over the look.

 

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 11:34 PM

id offer him $3,500 and keep it for a parts gun

 

its more than i paid for mine and 1/4 the quality....his website is full of flawless guns....then this rusty/no finish M6...doesnt make sense.....

 

i will be shocked to see this one sell quick...i think its going to be a year+

 

sad someone took care of a gun so poorly


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 12:37 AM

sorry.  patina sells. 

 

 

Not about poor care but USE.

 

 

 

 

Wonder into the winchester realm .  nothing will make a collector go bonkers over any pre-64 gun like the finish you see on that M6,  Uniform patina is as good as gold . 


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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:10 PM

It's a decently priced M6 with patina.  Like Ron said, based on the original comment, I expected to see pitting, but that is obviously not present on this M6.  I would be proud to own it, but I already own the 48th one they made...

 

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 09:38 PM

i can see patina is some wear...but when its got no finish left an is orange youve lost me

 

a ww2 thompson w/ original finish but no rust....i agree id prefer it that way over a refinish.....

 

we will see how your views are shared with other buyers....will it sit forever or be sold in 2 months?

 

that will be the judge

 

mine was $6300 and the one before it was $5,500 (i think)....both appear to have original finish on the metal

 

if this M6 was mine to sell i would refinish it

 

to each his own!......if anyone notices it sells post it...i dont look at rubens website to see what sold


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 03:07 AM

It's marked SOLD today 5/9/17 Read his ad on subguns at 3am this morning. Work late hours. Somebody liked it !
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Posted 09 May 2017 - 04:22 PM

all i can say----to each his own.....i dont think id take that gun for $3,500

 

Ruben has the golden touch some times

 

seen some lower priced guns sell quickly lately......seems like anything under $7k sells....anything over $10k-15k seems to sit a while

 

next ill see that Savage commercial thompson sell for $49,000


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Posted 09 May 2017 - 06:49 PM

It sold quickly, to say the least. Probably because it was posted on Sturm...;-)

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Posted 10 May 2017 - 06:17 PM

I bought it.  I have no issues with it and yes it's expensive but they are always expensive.  Whomever said $3,500 that was about 5 to 8 years ago.  MG's are never going to be that cheap again.


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Posted 10 May 2017 - 07:43 PM

it was me.....and i do believe to each his own, so my opinion is very different than yours on the gun...but if your happy with it thats what matters in the end

 

a M6 was on GB for i think $7k for a while, then sold on Sturm for $5,500 and was pretty nice...no rust or damage...sold in a few days

 

i found mine in similar condition from a dealer for $6,300 w/ 2 mags (1 niw)

 

ive never seen a rusted machine gun for sale like yours and it shocks me.....im very fussy though...so to me even a few blemishes or scratches is too much

 

its like buying an original 1970 426 hemi car thats all rusted....it has value and originality....and to some originality is more important than a restored one.

 

if i owned the gun i would refinish it....most of my guns were NIB when i got them 

 

if your interested in parts i recently got a couple military version parts id sell for a reasonable price.....i took all the common parts off of it, but the military version seems to be very rare

 

you will enjoy your gun...i am impressed with mine...sights  are the best of any sub gun!....the ergonomics of the rear pistol grip is poor..at least for my hands...for the $$ i think the M6 is bargain priced and rare to see


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 05:35 AM

it was me.....and i do believe to each his own, so my opinion is very different than yours on the gun...but if your happy with it thats what matters in the end

 

a M6 was on GB for i think $7k for a while, then sold on Sturm for $5,500 and was pretty nice...no rust or damage...sold in a few days

 

i found mine in similar condition from a dealer for $6,300 w/ 2 mags (1 niw)

 

ive never seen a rusted machine gun for sale like yours and it shocks me.....im very fussy though...so to me even a few blemishes or scratches is too much

 

its like buying an original 1970 426 hemi car thats all rusted....it has value and originality....and to some originality is more important than a restored one.

 

if i owned the gun i would refinish it....most of my guns were NIB when i got them 

 

if your interested in parts i recently got a couple military version parts id sell for a reasonable price.....i took all the common parts off of it, but the military version seems to be very rare

 

you will enjoy your gun...i am impressed with mine...sights  are the best of any sub gun!....the ergonomics of the rear pistol grip is poor..at least for my hands...for the $$ i think the M6 is bargain priced and rare to see

Where do you see rust on this gun other than rust bluing?  I see thin blue that has turned brown with age.   This is very different than active red rust that decays metal and leaves pits when removed.  Refinishing drops the value of any collector gun.  Even a worn 100% all original 426 hemi car will bring more than a repainted one.   

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 06:28 AM

i see orange and i see about 10% finish remaining....ive never seen a gun with 10% finish remaining before

 

to me the color is closer to orange than brown, but photo's and computer screens can change what a color is


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 07:04 AM

I bought it.  I have no issues with it and yes it's expensive but they are always expensive.  Whomever said $3,500 that was about 5 to 8 years ago.  MG's are never going to be that cheap again.

Congrats, good score. I just don't see any rust, just patina from handling. The last time I saw a M6 for $3500 was at the SAR East show in York, Pa. I don't remember the year but it had to be about 15? years ago. I remember because I almost bought it on the spot. Until I noticed the butt plate was missing, so I passed. I have regreted it ever since.


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Posted 11 May 2017 - 08:43 AM

Bottom line, it's not rusty. It has patina from honest use. Congratulations on buying it, RROLLC...

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:32 PM

Got the M6 in today.  First impression, man this thing is light compared to the Thompson which I realize is a completely different animal.  Loaded the mag up expecting joy only to discover that I'm getting light primer strikes.  I first suspected the main spring but it appears to have a lot of tension I even stretched it a bit.  It will fire a couple then stop.  To me, the firing pin protrusion seems a little small if you compare it to say a Sten.  I contacted Reuben and he asked me to ship the gun to his gun dealer but I'm hoping I can solve it myself.  Just placed an order for a main spring from Sarco.  Any input?  Thanks.


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 05:23 PM

Light strikes can be a combination of things. Check if the magazine feed lips are rubbing the bolt. With the recoil spring out. Slide the bolt back and forth. Is it rubbing off catching ?
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