Is A C Drum Worth $1500.00
Posted 03 December 2004 - 02:17 PM
Posted 03 December 2004 - 02:49 PM
Before the ban sunset, maybe $1,500.
Now that the ban has ended, I am sure that somone will make C drums again. There has even been talk on this board of someone making C drums.
Posted 03 December 2004 - 05:27 PM
Not to mention most of the 100 round C drums that they made don't work without $400 worth of repairs or something like that.
Stay away if you ask me.
Posted 03 December 2004 - 06:18 PM
Is a Kahr L drum worth $284? No.
But I wonder, how can a C drum (presumably one that works) be made for $500 when it costs $400 to make one that is already assembled work?
Posted 04 December 2004 - 04:31 PM
If the drum has been tuned by Merle and you want it now, $1500 is about market rate for it. I think untuned C drums should be in range between $1000-1200.
There is talk of someone other than Kahr making 100 round drums, but until the details are released and things are firmed up you don't have many choices.
Its very simple. Limitied supply, greater demand and no current production = higher price.
If you want it, you will pay the premium.
I know that complaining about the prices won't get you a drum....
Posted 04 December 2004 - 06:39 PM
Posted 04 December 2004 - 08:38 PM
I feel that even my Worcester patent dated L has likely lost a little of it's value. But then it's not a shooter. Works like a finely made Swiss watch, without any adjustments.
I guess it's like comparing a Colt Tommy to a WH. Each one has it's place in the collection, and history of the gun.
Just my .02 on the topic!
Posted 05 December 2004 - 06:54 AM
If no company makes a C drum, then I think the AO price will hold. I think it would be questionable for anyone to tool up for a C drum - the demand would be limited. "A Chinese drum"
I don't see Colt drums going anywhere but up in price.
Posted 05 December 2004 - 08:55 AM
WTS: ORIGINAL THOMPSON 3RD GEN NY L DRUM $2265 PIC
Posted 05 December 2004 - 08:56 AM
Posted 05 December 2004 - 09:10 AM
I believe I first noted it for sale as a "2nd Model" for $3,465 back in September.
Posted 05 December 2004 - 09:34 AM
Cut from a Dan Shea 04 DEC 2004 post on the Subguns NFA forum under the topic SAR show,
"Seen walking through the show with big smiles... guy who bought original C drum and NY drum 1500 for the pair "
Okay, one happy customer does not set a market price but it sure does indicate that there are some seriously overpriced C and L drums on the market.
Posted 05 December 2004 - 10:16 AM
|guy who bought original C drum and NY drum 1500 for the pair|
|one happy customer does not set a market price|
That's $750.00 apiece not $1500...
Posted 05 December 2004 - 10:19 AM
As I said on the SAR post, there is one VERY lucky buyer and one VERY unlucky seller if that is the case.
In my opinion it would be extremely hard to believe a seller at an event like this would be so underpriced. Sellers at events like these would/should know market price. It is more likely that I think someone got a good deal on a C and L drum vintage unknown but miscommunicated along the way as originals.
Posted 05 December 2004 - 10:56 AM
Not that I think that is the going rate or anything like that.
Now it is making more sense.
Posted 05 December 2004 - 11:21 AM
At $1,500 each (or $3,000 for the pair), we're in a more believable range for a happy customer with original Colt (not WH) C drums commanding in the $3,000 range or more alone. In that case, the L drum, regardless of heritage, was "free."
Yet further, a WH C drum is still not worth $1,500, especially considering the seller makes no statement as to whether or not it functions. As was noted, the one for sale may well need $400 of additional work making the effective price $1,900.
Posted 05 December 2004 - 12:10 PM
I think your price is typical. As for "reasonable"????
Posted 05 December 2004 - 01:05 PM
You did ok for the Bridgeport.
I gave $1,179. for a Worcester, patent dated, NY L, in near mint condition. About a year prior to the sunset.
It works an I'm happy, I guess that's the important part, that the buyer is pleased with their purchase.
Posted 05 December 2004 - 11:30 PM
Be worth something if one had the gun that went with them otherwise they ought to be in a museum.
When I see something like these I think the seller doesn't really care to sell them unless he can really get his teeth fixed by doing so.
They were indeed very nice looking drums.