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#1 TD.

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 10:48 AM

I ran across this while surfing the net:

Thompson Sub Macine Gun 1921 Colt Model 1921 A. Unbelievable! Serial No. 6008. Original blue, untouched up, 50 and 100 round drums, FBI case and all accessories. $ 96,000. This is an original museum piece.

Thompson Sub Macine Gun 1941 Savage NIB. Model 1928 AC. Unbelievable! Serial No. S-164830 NAC. Only one. $ 26,900.

Here is the address:

http://www.prestigearms.com/

At these prices, one would think the seller could spell "machine" correctly.
Arthur, how many C drums do you think are included?

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#2 Norm

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 10:53 AM

ohmy.gif HOLY MOLY! ohmy.gif

He's not joking!


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#3 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 11:12 AM

TD,
That ad as been there for a stretch. I guess he figured that the need to alert the public post haste about these amazing one-of-a -kind Colt/Savage Thompsons' negated the time it would take to proof read his copy. I'm guessing a minimum of a dozen perfect C drums are included.

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 04:58 PM

i will take two with a side order of slaw burn two hold the mustard...........ummm!! ron out of respect.............
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Posted 22 February 2004 - 06:18 PM

Well, I guess it's time to sell the house and pick up a couple of these beauties!! tongue.gif I can live in an suv!!! Maybe I can sell the dog and rent the kids out to the highest bidder!!! blink.gif In a couple of years, I can double my money and buy my house back!! laugh.gif Regards, Walter

P.S. Call it, 'Thompson greed'! cool.gif "Of course, I'm joking!",Walter.
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Posted 22 February 2004 - 06:26 PM

There was a string on another TMSG for sale and I posted this very same gun #6008 as an example of a very expensive gun.
This is a response I received from Arthur back in early January. Apparently there is some history there.


Sig,
The "Midas" TSMG managed to get $85K, only because of the rediculous media exposure hatched by J. Curtis Earl since 1973. This Colt #6008 does have some legit history to it. It was owned by E.E. Richardson, Auto-Ord salesman. Herigstad has it listed as 98% condition in his book, but he is just repeating the condition described in the sale advertisement back in 1995. But that kind of peripheral history would not demand $98K, regardless of the fraud perpetrated with the "Midas" gun. He also wants $27K for a NAC gun! What is that figure based on?

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 06:29 PM

Prestige Arms has a reputation for nice stuff price 4-5 years ahead of the market. Buy now and be happy in 2009! They run a small classified ad in SGN almost every issue.
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Posted 22 February 2004 - 11:51 PM

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

Randall, you are priceless!

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