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#1 kyle

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:31 PM

http://www.subguns.c...query=retrieval
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#2 LIONHART

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:45 PM

Rediculous
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Posted 13 July 2004 - 10:07 PM

Idiot.

Wait two years though...

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 11:08 PM

Gee if he placed the words RARE in the ad, or bluing applied with a lock of General Thompson's hair someone would pay it.
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Posted 13 July 2004 - 11:38 PM

What you all are missing is that the writing is white filled.
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 12:08 AM

Sounds like a person wanting to test the envelope of what collectors will pay. The irony is, it seems to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. One person leads the pack with an outrageous price and before you know it, everyone is doing it. I watched that happen almost overnight with the W.Hurleys.
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 12:48 AM

I don't know how this is going to sound coming out but when I see a high dollar gun- and friend's anything over 3-4 grand is a bunch for a firearm to most folks I shy away from those using hotmail accounts and the like- talk the talk but no pic and even with a pic it doesn't mean he has it. Everyone is free to ask what they want and we are free to say no. I would like to have a C&R THompson and if I am going near 20K I will be saving my nickles above that for a Colt, plain and simple- SOmday I will see one but I hit my limit with my MG43 so I may not be able to make myself go all the way for what a Colt may bring in the near future, rather make a deal now in the 20's first.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 06:43 AM

Oh, I think this guy still has the record (but admittedly, not in the M1A1 category):

http://www.prestigearms.com




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Posted 14 July 2004 - 07:06 AM

QUOTE (SecondAmend @ Jul 14 2004, 06:43 AM)
Oh, I think this guy still has the record (but admittedly, not in the M1A1 category):

http://www.prestigearms.com

I'm amussed by the caveat that his prices reflect a discount for cash...
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 07:15 AM

Well the sad part is now this is 'market pricing'. As has been argued before: it is not what it sold for but what it is priced at that dictates market. I don't agree but there it is. Like big stinky one floating in punch bowl. Every one will see it and want to do the same with thier prices.
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:37 AM

There's one way to bring the price back to reality: BOYCOTT

At those prices, my Kahr SBR oughtta be worth at least 4K by now!!! LMAO
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 09:24 AM

Actually, although this guy's asking price is a little crazy, it is one of the only non-West Hurley M1A1's out for sale right now, so who knows how much he'll clear?
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 10:29 AM

Welcome to the new world of supply and demand!

http://www.sturmgewe....cgi?read=47057


Keep going up babys! laugh.gif laugh.gif

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 11:41 AM

We could boycott, but unfortunately there are rich guys out there who wouldn't think twice over a few thousand more. That is what I experienced about land in my area. Huge demand for this stuff, isn't there?
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 12:12 PM

I just wandered over there to prestige, scrolled down, fell out of my chair and just crawled back upon it. I understand the Savage is over priced for today and probably for the next 3 years but the 21A... its either a typo or a pyscho, nto sure which- I will have to catch that one at a museum and stick with the one I already bought.
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 12:19 PM

Here is the real problem, and this can be said about damn near anything. There are some folks out there that have so much money, the price really doesn't matter that much. I'm not just talking about folks that are very well off, I'm referring to those that can buy a gun, or whatever, and it really doesn't matter if the price is $20K or $30K, assuming $20K is market on this item; $10K is just a mere drop in the bucket. It's like some of us goingto the store for something we want and it's $30, sure, you know you can get one on-line for $20, but it's really only $10 more, so who cares, it's only $10. And that's why the prices keep shooting through the roof.
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 03:08 PM

Can't disagre with that at all Emmgee. Less than 3 months ago I saw a WH 1928 in the box with a mag and a L drum for 12.5k, it had been fired approx 150 rds. I knew it was little high, maybe up to 2K high I didn't know but I didn't want to look much further as there was not exactly a bunch of them coming on the boards over the last 8 months or so. Praying on my mind was the fact that they will probably get to the price I paid shortly-worth it or not is subjective when you don't have one. Like anyone I would have liked a C&R but alas it was not be-yet. I had particuliar guns I wanted in a small little collection, the stuff I like, damn the values involved- something all the kids and grand kids could take a run at over the years from AM180 to MG42. I may be part of the problem rolleyes.gif but I have everything I wanted on the way or here already so I am set just to watch the festivities now and collect parts.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 03:47 PM

I think what you have here is the classic economic case of supply vs. demand. The supply is fixed since there are no more of them. The demand is increasing due to more collectors, more books, more websites. Hence, the price increases until the supply and demand equalize. You really can't stop it, for as long as there are people willing to pay what it takes to buy the weapons. And yes, the guys who can't or won't pay the market price get left behind. It was the same process for Revolutionary War and Civil War weapons, high end Winchesters, first generation SAA Colts, etc.

I'm a good example of the process. I've been collecting guns for 35 years and just today put the paperwork in the mail to the BATF for a 1921 A Colt Thompson, my first class 3 weapon. And I'd like to have an MP 40 and a M1 Thompson to go with it someday. I had to pay about 35% more for it than I planned to six months ago, but today, I could probably flip the gun and make 35% or more profit (but I won't).

It's kind of like wishing I could buy gas for $0.25 per gallon like I used to when I was a kid. But unless the supply goes way up, or the demand goes way down, that isn't likely.

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#19 Lafayette Gregory

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 04:02 PM

wink.gif Maybe a way to get the prices in control are in our hands? Someone mentioned boycott. Well thats fine but as someone else said there will always be a guy with plenty of money and no brains. Why not every Thompson owner make a posting for a reasonable price for their gun. Just maybe your wife gets to buy it first and it may be sold fast. At least you will be controling the asking price if not the selling price. OH, by the way don't tell your wife about this as she might take you seriously. tongue.gif



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Posted 14 July 2004 - 05:25 PM

QUOTE (Bob @ Jul 14 2004, 10:29 AM)
Welcome to the new world of supply and demand!

http://www.sturmgewe....cgi?read=47057


Keep going up babys! laugh.gif laugh.gif

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WTS: C&R M1 Thompson,AC556F, Colt 16's

Posted By: Kathy Poling (pm2.blackfoot.net)
Date: 7/14/04 11:10


M1 Thompson (C&R) Absolutely gorgous gun, upper and lower numbers match,
proof marks, very nice wood. If this doesn't find a new home, it won't
hurt my feelings.... $15900

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Re: WTS: C&R M1 Thompson,AC556F, Colt 16's

Posted By: Kathy Poling (pm3.blackfoot.net)
Date: 7/14/04 17:53

In Response To: WTS: C&R M1 Thompson,AC556F, Colt 16's (Kathy Poling)

C&R M1 is SOLD....Kathy

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