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#1 pmlogg

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 05:43 PM

Today a vertical foregrip sold for $202.50 on ebay (item 2242418609). I was amazed at the price, especially given that the seller could not tell me whether it was an original or a reproduction.

Can anyone tell me what made it worth that much?

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#2 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 05:49 PM

As P T Barnum said so eloquently...

"There's a sucker born every minute."
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Posted 10 May 2004 - 06:27 PM

It probably had factory white lettering....
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#4 Sig

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Posted 10 May 2004 - 06:33 PM

Reproducing a Colt Vertical grip I could see, reproducing a WWII vertical grip, would be a stretch.
Most likely an original WWII. But unless one actually took it off the weapon it would be difficult to certify.
Someone thought is was worth a $200 +.
I don't buy WWII stuff but that does seem steep.
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Posted 10 May 2004 - 11:11 PM

I always enjoy the line that it came out of grandfathers old army footlocker, in the attic. Not sure what this is, but it sure looks old.
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Posted 11 May 2004 - 02:13 PM


What would a reasonable price be ?


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Posted 11 May 2004 - 02:27 PM

25 bucks
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Posted 11 May 2004 - 03:13 PM

I purchaes an original for $7.00 in an old fellows militaria shop...also purchased an original pistol grip for $7.00 and a buttstock with metal for $25.00. He said that the stuff had been in his shop since 1967....when he had bought a surplus crate of Thompson wood...I bought the last he had.

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