Thompson For Sale On Gunbroker
Posted 05 April 2004 - 11:47 PM
Posted 06 April 2004 - 08:03 AM
Posted 06 April 2004 - 10:27 AM
Posted 06 April 2004 - 11:10 AM
Posted 06 April 2004 - 12:09 PM
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Posted 06 April 2004 - 04:37 PM
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!!
I've seen some really nice guns for a bit less than that, but it wouldn't surprize me if it went for that!!
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 Number: 3363
Date Posted: 01/07/2004
Text of Ad
Model 1928 Auto Ordance. SN S-17XXX. Finned, Cutts, 40's manufacture,
50 round drum, fully transferable. Excellent condition. "