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#1 cavediver

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 12:02 AM

Ok guys,
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.
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#2 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 12:30 AM

Is it a 1928, or an M1?
$6,500-$8,500...The closer to 1975 production, the better.

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 01:20 AM

If its a 1928 does it have a drum? That would affect the price, IMHO.

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? smile.gif

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.

Chris.

Edited by DC Chris, 19 February 2004 - 01:44 AM.

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Posted 19 February 2004 - 08:44 AM

In Dec 2002 I paid $7200, and that was discounted $1000 because I had cash in hand. Nowadays I see them for around $8500 (legit IMHO) but as high as over 10k. Like others say, it depends a lot on what trimmings it has, but for a basic model (on or two sticks say) I'd hope for around 8~9k.
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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.
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 10:11 AM

December 02 I lucked onto a WH28 for $3500 with one drum and hard case...really surprised me that they have jumped so high in such a short period of time...out paced the Colt21,BAR,WC1917,etc. that I have...how far they go up from here...anybodies guess.
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 10:13 AM

In Oct. 03, I paid $7,400 (plus $200 tax) for an earlier vintage WH 28. It had been fired a little, but was still mint. Had a high proportion of GI parts, and a horizontal foregrip. It came with 4 XXX sticks, a 39-rnd drum, corect sling, and a pristine hard case -- either FBI or police style, can't remember which is which. My impression is that this price was not a steal, but definitely toward the low end of the market prices at that time.
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 10:29 AM

One other point I forget... is how much fun you`ll have while you own it...hard to put a price tag on that...especially when you face some hints of your own mortality,overthehill,graying,etc....
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 12:02 PM

A NIB 28 WH WWII Commemorative (which makes it a C&R gun) comes up for sale at $11,000 every now and again.
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 05:17 PM

huh.gif Oh wow, let me bend over; In Sep 03, I paid $9500. to a private owner out of state for a W/Hurley(hey,that's my name), that had 7 mags extra wood and a WH drumm. He was the only owner, and it was made in 1977.......So, you can see I paid way too high, before it's time blink.gif ......Two trans=$400. also.....and now, in part two of the trans, the 13th week is going by. Dave West my dealer just talked to the atf chick, and she said she is waiting for my finger-print cards to come back from the FBI. mad.gif (I am as clean as a saint, what's the problem!)................St.jw
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 08:08 PM

JW,
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 wink.gif
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Posted 19 February 2004 - 08:24 PM

Smoker; still, you got a fantastic price, even though you went thru operating torture with the gun, as though it was a Kahr 1927a1. dry.gif But you defeated the 'gremlins' that came with the gun.... smile.gif
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. sad.gif
Surely, this gun I am waiting for, will operate satisfactorily, because it bears the respected family name of ,"HURLEY" blink.gif
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Posted 20 February 2004 - 09:13 AM

Helped a friend sell his WH 1928 in December 2002. All parts replaced with USGI. Still had an occassional feeding problem. Warned buyer about problems before sale. Sold for $6,000.00. By the time the BATF approval took place it was late April, 2003. Similar guns were selling for $7,000.00 to $7,500.00 by then. Got the price my friend was asking and now he is upset that I din't get him more money. Buyer promised to let me know if he got the WH to run right but never did let me know.
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Posted 20 February 2004 - 07:09 PM

I bought a new in the box WHM1 for $6700.00 in Dec. '02. Had lots of functioning problems with it (Loose barrel, too long of bolt, rivet gripmount broke, rough feed ramp, etc.). Sent it to PK in Colorado & now it spits lead out with the best of them with NO functioning problems now. Has G.I. parts in it as well as a milled, 1/2" gripmount & Savage M1 bolt in it. Lots of FUN!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif
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Posted 21 February 2004 - 08:45 AM

The gun is a 1928A1, sorry for taking so long to send that I have been traveling.
Thanks for all the hepl i will let you know what i get it for and send pictures.
It has one 39 round drum.
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