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#1 tcgoll

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 02:00 AM

I am considering selling my Amnesty registered M1 to help finance a Colt 1921. It is a WWII bringback fron the Pacific that has never been refinished. I have been using it as a shooter for the last few years, but have a Pearl M1A1 on the way. The 1921 has local history including paperwork from the factory in 1935, and copys of transfer from original owner (PD) to the later owners. I will probably have to put another 8-10 K with what I sell the M1 for. Any suggestions.
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#2 Walter63a

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 02:42 AM

I'd, personally, like to have both the MI and the 1921! blink.gif However, you should consider whether you are more interested in local vs. WWII Pacific Theatre history. Also, whatever extra you sink into purchasing a 1921, will, undoubtedly, be more than recoverable in a few years. [Also, try to find out as much as you can about the 1921, including recent photos and a personal inspection (by you), prior to purchase.] That is, provided that some new Federal Law is not passed, outlawing automatic weapons completely (in the next few years/decades)!!! mad.gif cool.gif
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#3 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 11:44 AM

tcgoll,
If this Colt TSMG is in 90% condition with all that great paperwork, then I would suggest doing whatever it takes to purchase it. The local Colt PD gun actually has a paper trail whereas the docmentation on the M1 "bringback" can only consist of speculation.

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#4 DDAYJune6

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 02:54 PM

You could save it until I turn 21 rolleyes.gif
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#5 full auto 45

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Posted 18 February 2004 - 03:08 PM

Email me some pictures. I know somebody looking for one. Not me by the way, I'm working on the Colt PD guns still.
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 12:45 AM

I will have the M1 at the Western Thompson Shoot in Kingman the 3-4 of April. I have shot it there 2 out of the last 3 years. I will only sell it after I get the M1A1 as a Shooter.
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 01:09 AM

Price the gun for us.

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 07:12 AM

$8500?
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Posted 20 February 2004 - 11:07 PM

I would say that $8,500 may be on the low side for an asking price. Just look on the board. Most are asking over ten. I have seen GI M-1A1s with asking prices of $11,500, $12,00 and $12,500 in the last two weeks. Is that to say you will get that, no. But if you ask $8,500, I am willing to offer $7,500 plus you pay the transfer tax. You can always come down, but you are not going to get more than your asking.

Just my two cents. Asked $10K for my matching MP-40 with spares, got $9K three years ago.
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Posted 20 February 2004 - 11:18 PM

If you are going to send offers, its better via email to the seller directly. There are board members who will pay more than $7,500. I will offer $8,500 myself cash tommorow and I pay all taxes, and I know another board member who will offer more than me if its the gun he wants.

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