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#1 ammo

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 08:13 AM

What would a mismatched beat up 28 Bridgeport Thompson bring these days? Gun has been reparked and bead blasted several times. Internals do not match but it runs well. Looking for a ball park on its value.

Edited by ammo, 03 May 2004 - 08:13 AM.

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#2 John Jr

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 08:28 AM

15K and up. If M1/M1A1 class guns are selling 12-13K even a f_cked up 28 is worth at least 15K.


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Posted 03 May 2004 - 09:44 AM

I'd concur on that 15K figure.....

this sounds just like my gun, except mine wasn't parked, it was polished up a bit and blued (the former owner really wanted a Colt!!) dry.gif

Anyway, that's what I have mine insured for.

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 07:31 PM

QUOTE (ammo @ May 3 2004, 08:13 AM)
...but it runs well.

Aahhhh, the most important part. I would rather own a beat-up Thompson that runs great rather than a museum piece that sputters.


Ok, I will be the first to start.....let the flames begin... wink.gif

For the description $15K is too much.
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Posted 03 May 2004 - 08:43 PM

Your probably right Jim, the condition stated does kind of seem poor. For decent condition stuff, I stick by my 15K and up number.

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 09:30 PM

Realisticly, I would put it around $11-12 without seeing it. I wouldn't put it at the $15k price if you can get that for a nice one. Or even a grand more. I know most will say bullshit, but it's not a 15k gun.

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Posted 03 May 2004 - 09:33 PM

I have to agree with Philohio. Instead of a slow rise in price, M-1 Carbine, M-1911A1, or M-1 Rifle style, the Thompson has flown through the roof! A handful MAY be worth $20,000+ (unissued condition), but the run of the litter military issue Tommygun, never. But, like oil, gold, and stocks, Thompsons are a market driven commodity. sad.gif mad.gif ohmy.gif
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Posted 03 May 2004 - 09:36 PM

Wait until the new King Kong movie hits the screen. Lots of Thompson's I hear. And it's in the talks for another( yes another) movie about the most likable bank robber, John Herbert Dillinger.
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Posted 03 May 2004 - 10:27 PM

OH you guys are great !!! My REWAT is looking sooooo goooood right about now. biggrin.gif Wife's crashed early, thinking I should go and just watch her sleep for a while ... my gun ... what were you guys thinking I was gonna go watch? wink.gif

I've gotta think the 15k is just a bit high but do agree with Phil, not high by much. tongue.gif
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 12:23 AM

the days of a mint cond.colt 21a was $15,000.00 only about 5 years ago.....sad huh???

now a good cond. savage bringing that!!!

i guess thats why i will just hold on to the 21a and the 1928a1................and let everybody have "Thompson Greed" and watch all the dealers and collectors go crazy over it all,and sit back and just................relax............


they can hit $50,000 for all i care.just now the people that really want one can't afford one.that's the sad tale most of all..........even mr/above average soon will be out of the market...............

who here makes $100,000.00 a year,and will buy a gun for $50,000.00.............................not me............ and for the most part.95% of the guys here can't and won't either.................lets not let the thompson ego's burst.........

thats the sad fact's of it all................

maybe some gold is the answer................ummm!!
wink!! take care,ron
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 11:29 AM

It is not only Thompson prices that are rising fast. Has anyone watched UZi's, MP-5's and M-16's. Even the prices for sear guns and tube guns are going nuts! blink.gif
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 11:53 AM

I guess you are not just buying an inanimate object anymore...you get the whole mental package that goes with a Thompson,or BAR,or whatever...you picture youself dumpin`a drum and how cool it looks or hanging it on the wall...all those images help you justify spending the mula...my .02,out. wink.gif
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 01:08 PM

i've dumped a drum from my 28 thats coming in. it was fun, but not something i need to do often. i have even given thought of trading my 28 for a M1/M1A1 when the transfer comes through. it just be the frame of mind, whenever i think of thompson's i think of the classic WWII thompson (M1), not the 28 style gun. dunno.
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 06:39 PM

WHat would a refinished Navy Overstamp be worth in today's market? Just curious.....
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 06:53 PM

a mismatched beat up 28 Bridgeport Thompson
has been reparked and bead blasted several times
Internals do not match but it runs well
missing one eye, leg and ear, nickname is "Lucky" biggrin.gif

Just kidding. $15,000 is way high for that condition. Can't give a value because I haven't seen one that rough for sale.........ever biggrin.gif

The 1928 TSMG is always on my mind with WWII. All sorts of photos of US and Commonwealth troops in North Africa, Italy, and the Pacific. One that pops into mind is Capt Ron Speirs (sp?)from Ambrose's Band of Brothers book. The 1928 is my dream Thompson. Got my eye on one with Brit proofs and Brit wood in beauty condition for $15,000. Owner doesn't want to sell just yet. Damn.
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 07:20 PM

I wonder what the Savage M1a1 will cost in about a year. Do you expect it to reach the 16K range by then?
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 07:42 PM

QUOTE (craig101 @ May 4 2004, 01:08 PM)
i've dumped a drum from my 28 thats coming in. it was fun, but not something i need to do often.

Not something you need to do often?!?!?!!? ohmy.gif

I "need" to dump at least one drum at every range outting. cool.gif
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Posted 05 May 2004 - 02:55 PM

blink.gif 15k? Good Lord! At the present U.S. dollar - Philippine peso exchange rate that'll be 840,000 pesos. Dang it, thats three and a half YEARS salary for me here! I really am eyeing my Savage 1928a1 with some new-found respect... tongue.gif
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Posted 05 May 2004 - 04:59 PM

Re "Dirty Harry Syndrome"

That Washington Post article about the NRA Exhibit of Thompsons did not do anything to lower the price climb either.
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