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#1 The Virginian

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 03:55 PM

Guys, I am only the owner of a semi-auto right now, but would like to try to get into the entry level of the full auto club...legally of course! And I am interested how much a post WWII full auto might run me, low and high side today.

Thanks.
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Posted 26 February 2004 - 04:52 PM

a post go's for between 800.00 to 1,500.00 if you can find one anymore,ohio ord had some of the last 28's and m1a1's,i have not talked to bob in a week,and did not ask if he had anymore left.....

but probably not,since i think he removed them about six months ago or longer from his ad's.............good luck in the search.............ron
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Posted 26 February 2004 - 05:06 PM

Uh Ron, think your prices are in the post 86 sample range, not post WWII transferable range. laugh.gif
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Posted 26 February 2004 - 05:24 PM

Can you say oxymoron? "cheapest full auto Thompson" Nothing is cheap... Probably 8K but keep your eyes open and some cheaper buys are out there... One cavet though, you need to try and get locked in now as prices will continue to spiral upwards until supply catches demand.....
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Posted 26 February 2004 - 05:47 PM

Just got off the phone with a buddy, he just sold his 1921 Colt for 25K.

He has a Guide lamp M3 pre-86 sample for $7400.00 if anyone is up for it.
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Posted 26 February 2004 - 05:49 PM

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Was that $25K for the gun alone, or with accessories? Could you estimate the condition also?

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 07:00 PM

QUOTE (Bob @ Feb 26 2004, 05:06 PM)
Uh Ron, think your prices are in the post 86 sample range, not post WWII transferable range. laugh.gif

oh !!stupop! me stupid! me stupid me! a post ww2 gun.....................wow!! see my mind works in messteerious ways..........................me thinkin post dealer sample...............

he is meaning wes/hurlee's.............since post ww2 would mean manufactured after the war.............or those n.a.c.gun's.................the really rare model's........now bringin wha!! 50,000??????

i will let the r.k.i.'s chime in............i am only a man of respect.................wink!!ron
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Posted 26 February 2004 - 07:29 PM

QUOTE (The Virginian @ Feb 26 2004, 03:55 PM)
Guys, I am only the owner of a semi-auto right now, but would like to try to get into the entry level of the full auto club...legally of course! And I am interested how much a post WWII full auto might run me, low and high side today.

Thanks.

See the FAQ. Entry level will be in the 8k range, as others have said. Some lucky dawgs get them for 4k, but far and few between......
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Posted 26 February 2004 - 07:47 PM

Arthur, it was rated at 93-95%, wood perfect, and no accessories.
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Posted 26 February 2004 - 08:44 PM

Bob,
That is what I thought. It seems the $25K figure, even outside of an auction, is easily recognized for a nice Colt. It may be that an increase of $5K to $7K over the last 10 months or so is where the Colt TSMG is at. Naturally, all Class III has followed suit to some degree or another.

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 10:53 PM

Just paid $19,500 for a 21ac in 85 - 90 % condition. #4xxx
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