1979 West Hurley 1928a1
Posted 19 February 2004 - 12:02 AM
I know the question has been asked before but I need to know the range for a westy.
What is the lowest price and the high end. I have an opportunity to buy a 1979 produced westy with about 90% of finish and it runs great. To determine the price a friend is going to charge me he wants to know the low end to the upper end price wise. Please help I want to make a deal ASAP before I lose the opportunity.
I appreciate any help.
Posted 19 February 2004 - 12:30 AM
$6,500-$8,500...The closer to 1975 production, the better.
Posted 19 February 2004 - 01:20 AM
I have been looking to re-acquire a 1928 West Hurley lately and I have noticed that people are trying to get over 10K for them. Problem is - they aren't selling! 9500 is the top end of what the market seems to bear right now.
Check out subguns.com and search the NFA for sale list for Thompson and Auto Ordinance. Pretty much all of them sold between $8000 and 9500. The ones over 10K sit.
Personally, I would pay $8-9K for a good condition WH 1928 with a L drum and a case and/or a few sticks. Thats just my opinion and what I can afford. Speaking of that, anyone looking to unload one?
I saw one dude who wanted 11.5K for a Westy - pretty gun but too much to pay and it has been sitting for a while. I also checked out autoweapons.com and the dude wanted 13.5K for a "new" 1928 WH in the box. Needless to say, he won't be getting my business... I was actually insulted! For those prices, you should be looking at a Savage. No wonder they never sell any guns... I suppose they can wait it out for the sucker with the big wallet.
Regardless, let us know some more specifics (how does it shoot, etc). Remember also that these guns more than likely need to be freshened up by a Tommysmith (such as Paul K). If this has not been done and has been sitting for 20+ years without being shot, factor that out of the price too.
Edited by DC Chris, 19 February 2004 - 01:44 AM.
Posted 19 February 2004 - 08:44 AM
Posted 19 February 2004 - 09:11 AM
|QUOTE (cavediver @ Feb 19 2004, 12:02 AM)|
| Ok guys,|
I know the question has been asked before...
With the way the prices are increasing, you almost have to ask each week in order to keep up with the current prices.
I would not spend more than $8K for a WH, but that is just me.
If you are looking for a shooter than the important thing is already covered because you stated "and it runs great."
Just remember, WH or not, the price will continue to increase but maybe not as fast as others.
Posted 19 February 2004 - 10:11 AM
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 08:08 PM
I have to add something to my post... my WH28 never worked from day one,so the original price does not look so good after all...I spent almost a year trying to make it run on my own...IMA 28 parts kit,slick this up that up...different mags ,loads...every trip to the range was embarassing...good thing this board turned me on to PK...so add mucho $$$$s to that original price I paid,plus one year of agravation and we come out about equal,my .02,out
Posted 19 February 2004 - 08:24 PM
My finding an MP-43, was similiar to you and your W/HURLEY purchase. My torture began in making the ammo, because there was none to shoot, unless I made it.
Surely, this gun I am waiting for, will operate satisfactorily, because it bears the respected family name of ,"HURLEY"
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Posted 21 February 2004 - 08:45 AM
Thanks for all the hepl i will let you know what i get it for and send pictures.
It has one 39 round drum.