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#1 craig101

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Posted 22 February 2004 - 02:51 PM

I was at the big gun show in Minneapolis, MN and they had the annual display contest. where members would have displays of different guns and such. i ran into a Thompson display. It had like 7 Colt thompsons, from 21a, 21ac, 28, 1927, and then a Savage Commercial 1928, M1, and M1a1. it was pretty cool. i have never seen that many thompsons at once before. they had some literature, books, mags, and a nice looking drum. it was pretty cool.

I had never seen any Colt Thompsons in real life, only pics. it was really cool to see an original 1927.
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Posted 22 February 2004 - 02:56 PM

a dealer at the show had a WWII 1928a1 for 17K and a M1 for 14K. yeah right. this is the same guy who bought 2 M1's from a Vietnam vet for 8k total! then he sold one for like 13k. i think this one for 14k is the other.
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Posted 22 February 2004 - 03:08 PM

If you thought that was cool. Join the Thompson Collectors association. Go to the annual show. You'll be sporting blue steel for several days. Not to mention seeing the model 1919's that Tracie has. And the other Thompson oddities.
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Posted 22 February 2004 - 04:48 PM

QUOTE (craig101 @ Feb 22 2004, 02:56 PM)
a dealer at the show had a WWII 1928a1 for 17K and a M1 for 14K. yeah right. this is the same guy who bought 2 M1's from a Vietnam vet for 8k total! then he sold one for like 13k. i think this one for 14k is the other.

the church lady called it SATAN!!!

colt 21a say's "THOMPSON GREED"

wink.....ron
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Posted 22 February 2004 - 06:15 PM

Was the dealer Dennis Todd from Pa? He had several like what you mentioned. And in the same high price range.
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Posted 22 February 2004 - 06:45 PM

If you really want to see a bunch of thompsons check out www.jcdevine.com there are 13 TMSG's that will be up for auction on March 7th.
If you want to see crazy watch the prices you for those as they are auctioned off!

J.C. Devine Class III auction items
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Posted 22 February 2004 - 08:13 PM

nope wasn't dennis. was a local SOT, like elk grove arms or something. he posted a thompson on Sturm a few weeks back.
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Posted 22 February 2004 - 08:19 PM

QUOTE (craig101 @ Feb 22 2004, 08:13 PM)
nope wasn't dennis. was a local SOT, like elk grove arms or something. he posted a thompson on Sturm a few weeks back.

Setting price aside, how did the Thompsons look? I've been talking to him about the M1.
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Posted 23 February 2004 - 08:51 PM

Dennis Todd was at the show in Upper Marlboro, MD. yesterday and Saturday. He had several Thompsons there, but I didn't bother to inquire about his prices. I know from experience that he's pretty high. He's the one who offered me $12K for my rewat 1928A1 last November because he could make an immediate profit on it. I turned him down.

I talked to a doctor at the show who had just paid $15k for a 1921 Colt with a 3 digit serial number. I didn't see the gun but he thinks he got a good deal. He's buying automatic weapons as an investment - also owns an Uzi, a Colt AR-16 and a couple of others. It must be nice to have that kind of money.

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Posted 23 February 2004 - 10:02 PM

Pete,
Sounds like the Doc is the perfect mark for Class III dealers. He must be taking his investment cues from the Forbes magazine article. $15K for a Colt 1921A 3 digit? That gun must have been a 50%er with WWII parts waiting for the less iniitiated to take the bait.

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