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#21 ron_brock

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 05:40 PM

GG,

Jump in on the Reising. Deals can still be had. I paid more than I wanted to for mine, but Im still glad I bought it. I could have bought a gun for less, but I bought quality and an early gun. Also the seller was awesome!!!!

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#22 lightguy

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 09:44 PM

Rock Island seems to be the auction place to sell.

The last Morphy auction was kind of a dud for sellers.

Even with their library quality catalog vs Rock's Sears quality catalogs,.


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#23 ron_brock

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 06:36 AM

GG

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#24 Bridgeport28A1

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 08:11 AM

These hammer prices are from my notes. I did not see Lot #1560, NO 4001. I thought NO 4001 sold at an earlier Rock Island auction. 

 

Rock Island Auction on May 3, 2019:
 

NO 4706 - 2197AC: $27,500 plus BP - re-blue, wood, barrel and compensator issues
NO 12666 - 1928 NAVY: $65,000 plus BP
NO 4580 - 1921A: $50,000 plus BP
NO 3151 - 1921AC: $30,000 plus BP - re-blue

 

 

Here are all of them including buyer premium and serial number

 

Lot 754  Colt 1927 serial 4706 passed as it did not hit sellers reserve(per RIA)

 

lot 757 AOC 1928 serial 1817321     $37385                    (notes said assembled at end of war

lot 759 Colt 1928 serial 12666            $74750

lot760 Colt 1921A serial 4580             $57,500

lot 764 WH 1928                                  $28,750  (WOW)

lot 766 Colt 1921 serial 3151                $34,500

lot 767 WH 1928                                   $31,625  (WOW)

lot1568  Colt 1921 serial 4001               $69000

lot 1569  Colt 1928 serial 7439              $54,600

 

Other notables were an Uzi that brought $17k

a Mac $11,500

AR180  $20,700

Reising  $8600

 

As collector enthusiasts  this is good news to see high prices

but for the person on the hunt a Reising at $8600 seems out of reach and a mac at $11,500!!

 

HERE is a link to Page 1 of  the class 3 part of Rock Island Auctions

to see page 2 , just click next at the bottom of page

 

https://www.rockisla...76/class-iii/1/

 

Petroleum 1, there was a Reising at $11,500. I don't recall a Reising selling for this much previously. It did appear to have an original finish on it.

 

Lot 1571: Harrington & Richardson Inc - Reising Model 50                   Price Realized: $11,500

 

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#25 Grease Gunner

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Posted 11 May 2019 - 12:16 PM

Serial on Lot 757 is the way it was registered. No serial appears on the gun

Rock Island said in the ad  

 

"When registered the Class III/NFA paper work instead just used the last patent date "1817321" as the serial number"


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#26 TD.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 07:31 AM

Thompson 1817321 is an interesting Thompson with an unique choice for a serial number. I believe it has been referenced and talked about on the Board. Most likely, it is some type of lunch box special receiver that was later registered. Without the 1986 ban, the value of this Thompson and others like it would be extremely low. Now, every machine gun has a lot of value just because it is on the Registry.  


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