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#1 philasteen

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 11:47 PM

I saw this gun on gunbroker: Thompson Auction. I'd be curious to hear any observations or thoughts anyone wants to share on this gun.
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#2 John in IN

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 08:03 AM

Based on the guns I've looked at (not very many), I haven't seen any Savage guns with the "US" ground off. I have seen it on the A.O. guns however.

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#3 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 10:27 AM

This pitted TSMG could only be appreciated by Manuel Noriaga.
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Posted 06 April 2004 - 11:10 AM

Arthur: Please buy it for me and I promise I will appreciate it. biggrin.gif
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Posted 06 April 2004 - 12:09 PM

But it's a no reserve auction!!

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 04:37 PM

No finish at all on that one!
Interestingly enough, MY A/O. Bridgeport still has the "US" intact and was owned by a Poice dept before it was purchased by it's previous owner. But the previous owner sanded the Parkerizing off and had the gun polished and blued (he really wanted a Colt but couldn't afford one!!), so the "US" doesn't make it any more valuable!!

But it shoots well and the price was right!! laugh.gif

I've seen some really nice guns for a bit less than that, but it wouldn't surprize me if it went for that!!

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 04:57 PM



Why would one pay even the required starting bid (i.e., $14,500, on a so-called "no reserve" auction) for a gun with no finish and numerous rust pits when the gun described below is presumably still available (from Subguns ad)?

"FOR SALE: Thompson submachine gun

Expires On: 04/06/2004
Ad Information

Ad Number: 3363

Date Posted: 01/07/2004

Price: $15,000.00

Text of Ad

Model 1928 Auto Ordance. SN S-17XXX. Finned, Cutts, 40's manufacture,
50 round drum, fully transferable. Excellent condition. "





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Posted 06 April 2004 - 07:00 PM

QUOTE (philasteen @ Apr 5 2004, 11:47 PM)
I saw this gun on gunbroker: Thompson Auction. I'd be curious to hear any observations or thoughts anyone wants to share on this gun.

Yuck!!
There, I shared my thoughts. biggrin.gif
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Posted 06 April 2004 - 07:20 PM

I'd take it, but not for the opening bid price. wink.gif
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