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#1 Motorcar

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 04:26 PM

Wish I knew how to post a link but most of you fellows know the site, Western Firearms in Grapevine Texas has a new Thompson ad that just appeared. Two consecutive serial numbered West Hurley 28s never fired with cases and drums available as a pair for $32,000! Never know...the wife may want her own when you get yours smile.gif ! ...I'm off to go buy a lotto ticket and dream of twins laugh.gif
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 05:16 PM

Here is the link...

32K Thompsons here.....
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#3 Walter63a

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 05:28 PM

The Western Firearms Thompson Museum Pic is very nice. I wonder who owns them. Do you think he has enough Colts, or what? Naaahh!!! blink.gif rolleyes.gif biggrin.gif Regards, Walter

P.S. Here is the link: http://www.westernfirearms.com/ Just scroll down to the bottom of the index. There you should find Thompson Museum. You will have to double click the image, and then do it again on the second image to get a full image. Well worth a look!! cool.gif
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 05:49 PM

Ah beat ya to it Walter... and my link goes directly.. oh.. geez .. we're off topic and flaming.....*L* ..catch ya later Tater.. oops.. namecalling.. damn.. ok.. I'm gone for now..
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#5 Walter63a

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 05:56 PM

That's O.K., Hawkeye Joe! 'Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me!' ohmy.gif Well, maybe we should be nice anyway! blink.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 06:40 PM

I think I'll do that on my web site. Post a bunch of pictures of Thompson as if they were for sale, and put sold on all of them. Except my 3 digit West Hurley for $16,000, w/FBI case. I wonder if anybody will tell him that those guns were made in 1977 and not 1970? $32,000, laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif . It's hard to stay in my chair on that one.
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 06:42 PM

That's 16K each. Assuming market value for WHs is about 13K, that would leave 6K above market. Do you think that is a fair markup to account for the consecutive numbers and accessories?
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 06:51 PM

After adding it up at the average price of the WH parts and guns, he may have around $24-$25k worth of parts. That is if you get 2 "L" drums and 2"C" drums and 2 cases for the guns. Along with some very nice XX mags to put in the box.
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 07:19 PM

Walter,
Those are the hoarder TILLota's TSMG's.

So a Colt TSMG set would now fetch $74K?

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 09:46 PM

Thanks Arthur! smile.gif blink.gif unsure.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 22 July 2004 - 09:48 PM

Thought I recognized that company from somewhere. Yep, Nick Tolotta. Always several grand above the normal asking price.
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 01:09 AM

Yeah, IIRC, Nick claimed to have reached a collection of 50 TSMG's 4-5 years ago. I seem to recall he said he sold most of them off in the last few years, but I may have dreamed that.

Nicks motto was buy low, sell high. :-) I remember asking him about the worth of a particular Colt gun once about 1997, and he told me based on the condition, buy for $3700, sell for $5500-$6000.

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Posted 23 July 2004 - 06:33 AM

Yeah, Nick is in business to make money, for sure. More power to him if he can get the asking price. Out of my league but everything is anymore.
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 07:27 AM

When I was hunting he had a Bridgeport M1A1 still available. I wrote him about it and he laughed at my offer... tongue.gif

I think he wanted 16K for it and he soon had it listed as sold.

I just wrote him last week and asked if he was gonna get in any new stock since everything on his site was showing as sold and he said he had some M16's coming in and I was never gonna find a TSMG for the price range I was looking for....(12/ 14K) dry.gif ......I'll keep looking.. I just missed a Savage M1A1 for 12.5K...
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