Some Outstanding Guns Going To Auction
Posted 12 August 2003 - 06:19 PM
3 Colts - 21A, 21AC, 27. AO28 in 9mm, M1A1 from the Winchester collection..
It will be interesting to follow up and check the bids that win.
If I could bid, I would be doing it..
Posted 12 August 2003 - 06:53 PM
Well boys , take a look , these are the real deal . How much ya think the'll bring ??????!!!!!!!!.............. These are the real McCoys .
Posted 12 August 2003 - 07:07 PM
P.S. They are beautiful, especially the 1921 Models.
Posted 12 August 2003 - 07:39 PM
Posted 12 August 2003 - 08:44 PM
Posted 12 August 2003 - 09:41 PM
Let me just tell ya how I feel about the auction.
Cream of the Crop: The M1. Why? First of all, it ain't a Colt. Second of all its in the VERY early SN range and even though its refinished, its still fits into WW2 history. That is what I am after anyway.
IMHO this is the price order of the guns:
1921 or 1927 will sell for the most money.
My projected prices:
Post what you think!
Posted 12 August 2003 - 10:05 PM
Posted 12 August 2003 - 10:26 PM
Just lost my bid!
Posted 12 August 2003 - 10:36 PM
Your appreciation for all things not Colt is indeed amusing. Of course if it were not for the original Colt 1921, your Blish-lacking M1 would never have existed. As far as its WWII historical connection, whose to say if it ever left the United States, or was ever fired in anger and used in Combat?
The lack of reddish hue to the stocks and frame grips is actually perfectly natural for 80+ year-old wood that has seen various UV rays and oils from handling. The only glaringly red hue to stocks I have seen are those produced by Devon. Even the so-called "nicest original conditioned Colt Thompson in America" as shown in the Rimfire Video does not sport wood with that color.
Posted 12 August 2003 - 10:40 PM
Posted 13 August 2003 - 12:39 AM
Devine is GIVING it in both ends to any buyer and seller if that is what he charges (or any other auction house that is raping buyers and seller using a forum that has been made obsolite by the internet).
I don't own a M1 or M1A1. My 1928 with British Proof Marks WAS used in WW2. For your information the 1928's produced by Savage and AO are the MOST PRODUCED THOMPSON SMG in the world. Over a million were made. The murders and thieves of the late 20's and early 30's were the bain of the Thompson. The inventor himself said so. The WW2 guns were used for a great cause, the Colts had a terrible reputation as gangster guns and baby killers.
I don't care for Colt Thompsons, or much else that was made by Colt. The SA pistols are about the only contribution that company ever made to firearms. Just because they produced someone elses designs don't make them King of Firearms.
Colt designed one gun. The rest of thier credit lies within the original designer. J. Browing, J. Thompson, E. Stoner and the list goes on.
You collect what you want and I will collect what I want.
Oh... by the way here is what I think of Colt Thompsons...
Posted 13 August 2003 - 08:09 AM
I could see that one coming a million miles away !!!!
Temper, Temper, Johnny!!!!!!! (just kidding)
Posted 13 August 2003 - 09:13 AM
21 = 20 - 22 K
27 = 15 - 18 K
21ac = 18 - 20 K
m1 = 14 - 16 K
28wh = 10 - 12 K
The above predictions do not include the 15 % buyer's premium. If the 21 sells for a high bid of $20,000.00 the buyer is actually paying $23,000.00. I hope someone follows up the prediction made in this thread with a post of the actual sale prices.
P.S. John Jr. If that is your picture in the above post, then you need a haircut.
Posted 13 August 2003 - 10:31 AM
I got this post going for some fun and interest.
Posted 13 August 2003 - 03:19 PM
I know your new to the board and all, but don't get your hair in a curl when you see a couple of the boys throwing a couple of zingers back and forth. After all, we're kind of like a big family , we'll blow off steam at someone one day and the next day, we'll carry him on our back if need be. Remember, we all enjoy our Thompsons. (sometimes we express it differently )
I predict these Thompsons will not go for more then (with fees) =
(May seem a little low, but lets wait and see!!)
"We'll need a full report from someone to see how close we are ."
PS - John Jr. , is that a brother of Johny Cash ? (sure looks like him !!!)
Posted 13 August 2003 - 03:21 PM
"Yes There Are Rules For This Forum! And They Are....
1. No Flaming
2. No Bitching
3. No Illegal Subject Matter
4. If you want to Flame and Bitch (rules 1. and 2.) That is perfectly fine...
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Yes, I am the guiltiest (guiltiest?) of all, but let's not get carried away again.
Oh, and is anyone else having to scroll left and right to read the messages after large images get posted? We should try to keep most posted images to less than about 700 pixels wide. That solves the problem for us poor folks with smallish screen widths!
Posted 13 August 2003 - 06:14 PM
Early WWII M1 Thompson Submachine Gun from the Winchester Collection - $8,800
Auto Ordnance U.S. Model 1928 A-1 Submachine Gun (9mm?????) - no idea on this one.
Colt M.1927 Semi Auto Carbine - $12,500
Colt Thompson M. 1921A Submachine Gun - $16,000
Colt Thompson M. 1921 AC Submachine Gun - $15,400
Remember, this should be fun. No need to get too vocal if you don't agree with another's price.