Wh 12-13k Ouch!
Posted 09 May 2004 - 07:21 AM
I've been watching the ads closely for a Savage M1 and noticed that the WHs prices are creeping dangerously close to what I thought the original G.I. guns should be worth. Is this a trend or do you think this price on the WHs have set in? If that's the case, I shudder to think what the originals' market value will bring. Incidentally, I noticed the ads stress CR and Auto Ordnance, but usually don't have WH in their title. Pardon me for venting a little.
Posted 09 May 2004 - 09:03 AM
Posted 09 May 2004 - 09:34 PM
Posted 09 May 2004 - 10:33 PM
That's exactly what I'm saying! I hope no one is buying this stuff, because the price inflation is messing with my plans to buy another Savage.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 07:49 AM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 11:43 AM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 11:51 AM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 12:52 PM
|QUOTE (hawksnest @ May 10 2004, 07:49 AM)|
|Unfortunately boys the prices will keep rising. The supply if fixed, the demand continues to grow. More people are becoming aware you can own a F/A and where to find them for sale on the internet. The old adage "You didn't pay too much for your full auto, just too soon" is true.|
Hawksnest is right on target here.
I'm one of the newcomers to the full auto game or should I say one the "idiots" paying way to much for a gun. Well it's like this boys, I'm going to be 50 years old this year and judging by my family genes got about 20 yrs. left. I don't want to wait 6 months to a year for "a deal" to MAYBE come along. I'm not rich but I'm financially secure and don't much care if I end up making or losing money on this gun.
Hells bells guys this gun cost half what my wifes new car cost last year. Which one do you think will be worth more in ten years?
We all wish we could still buy Tommy for a few thousand bucks, but I got news for ya'll.
Ladies and Gentlemen,............"ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING." (and he ain't comin' back)
Posted 10 May 2004 - 02:49 PM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 03:35 PM
Great advice. I've been holding off for my second Thompson, thinking those recent inflated prices would go down a bit. I think I'll bite the bullet and get one soon, cause I won't be able to afford one, if I wait until I can afford one. Well, you know what I mean.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 05:34 PM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 08:27 PM
Posted 10 May 2004 - 10:57 PM
I recently started a little "study" with some of my firearms-ignorant friends as the unwitting subjects. When watching some blast-em and blow-em-up type of movie and a modern subgun is shown, I will ask them, "what kind of 'machine gun' is that?" I'm talking about MAC's, MP-5's, that sort of thing. Invariably the answer is, "I don't know," or simply an answer that is waaaaayyy off base. However, when I ask that question while watching a war/gangster type of movie with Thompsons, most of them respond correctly, i.e. "A Tommy gun!"
This notoriety, my friends, is not going to help hold the line on TSMG prices as regular folk learn that not only can one legally own a SMG, but also learn where to buy one via the internet.
Posted 11 May 2004 - 11:50 PM
Yours for $16,000.00/each (must buy all three):
No offense if the poster frequents here, but 1) those guns are ugly and not as collectable as you might think and 2) you are asking way over market value for said ugly and not as collectable guns.
Good luck getting your price.
Speaking of, anyone know what happened to that guy who claimed he was going to get 6K for a 1927 Semi Westy with "accessories" (a repro drum and some iron on patches, IIRC)?!? I think someone (Mike?) emailed him and he seemed confident he would find a sucker.. er... sale for it. It was a few months ago, but damn, the Thompson greed is funny sometimes.
Edited by DC Chris, 11 May 2004 - 11:56 PM.
Posted 20 May 2004 - 08:53 PM
I saw that one too. It will be interesting to see how fast it goes. By the way, did anyone ever buy those other high priced Westies? I wonder if I should list my savage for 20K. I'm laughing about it now, but the day will come......
Posted 20 May 2004 - 09:15 PM
|QUOTE (Sgt @ May 20 2004, 08:53 PM)|
I'm laughing about it now, but the day will come......
Yes, probably sooner than we all expected.
Posted 20 May 2004 - 09:22 PM
BTW...he just sold a 1921 Colt for $22K!
Posted 20 May 2004 - 09:27 PM
Posted 20 May 2004 - 10:01 PM
I am going to knock another grand off of a deal I have with a guy on mine, if I get the other deal I'm working on here in Indy. If he helps me on getting it. I won't mention a name, but I'll call him about shooting it on Memorial Saturday.
Over Priced West Hurley