New Asking In Thompson Prices
Posted 23 August 2004 - 06:56 PM
Auto-Ordnance Bridgeport Thompson Model of 1928 AC.
Rear L sight
1 twenty Round Bridgeport magazines
1 twenty round Seymour Magazine
Price $ 25,000 + SH&I
I realize anyone can ask what they want, and since Thompsons seem to be on everyone's buy list now, it's a sellers market. However, regarding the way prices are rising, I feel like I'm watching the dot.com bubble all over again. In this case, buy today because they'll be pricer tomorrow. Only difference is that although the vast majority of dot.coms lost a great deal of value, even if you "overpay" today, the Thompson will still be worth it and more in a few years.
I'm just glad I bought my 21/28 and M1A1 before prices really began to be absurd. Although I still "need" a 21 and a 28 for my collection
Posted 23 August 2004 - 07:40 PM
Posted 23 August 2004 - 07:46 PM
For what you described, it better be in mint condition even for $15K.
Posted 23 August 2004 - 10:58 PM
Keep us posted on this one, if you would; or provide a link. We can all be armchair generals and watch it go by, or who knows---somebody here may actually get the thing for a good price! That smooth barrel with a comp is a different look...
All in good clean fun,
Posted 23 August 2004 - 11:14 PM
|My idea would be $12.5K, with a bit of headroom for nudging.|
I will take all you have at that price if you are selling. No matter what you think prices SHOULD BE, they are always going to be more in the MG world.
I would like to by ANYTHING that is priced at half or 70% less than its really worth. I am going to make money if I can.
Posted 24 August 2004 - 07:42 AM
On unique items, can't blame a seller for starting high.
Hey, but aren't all these pieces unique??
Posted 24 August 2004 - 07:44 AM
Posted 24 August 2004 - 07:51 AM
Original WWII Bridgeport 1928A1 TSMG. This is one of the original US WWII guns that were sold to PD's after the War as mentioned in Cox's book on page 22. The "US" and the "1" in A1 have been removed and replaced with a "C". The gun has a "L" sight, smooth barrel and cutts, vertical foregrip, matching numbers and is in at least 90-95% condition with the exception of the barrel and cutts having been blued. Rest of gun is parkerized. Comes with one 20 round mag and is on a Form 3 in Penna.
Posted 24 August 2004 - 11:22 AM
Must be the aging thing - I am losing memory fast!
Wife said "why not sell it?" Of coruse the answer is when I am gone, do what you want, but I am never gonna be able to get another one anywhere near that price, so I will just keep it forever!
I doubt many on this board are actuially selling their guns right now, as they are too aware of the still rising prices.
I do wonder if there will be a price crash - like classic cars in 1991 - and if there is, I will then be able to buy another one!
Posted 24 August 2004 - 11:50 AM
The M1 is $13.5 to $14K (might have been five hundred less if had cash in hand on day one, but having the couple weeks is worth a little extra).
Posted 24 August 2004 - 12:44 PM
Posted 24 August 2004 - 06:18 PM
|QUOTE (philasteen @ Aug 24 2004, 07:05 PM)|
|The price seems to have dropped to $19,500 today.|
Unless I'm mistaken, this is a different gun. Price went from $17.5K to $19.5K
After looking at both ads it appears that they are describing the same gun with two different e-mails, three different prices. 17.5k, 19.5k and 25k. Looks like someone is fishing!
Posted 24 August 2004 - 07:06 PM
Posted 24 August 2004 - 07:17 PM
Posted 24 August 2004 - 07:53 PM
Posted 24 August 2004 - 10:05 PM
The first one listing his Thompson for $17,500 is a good guy. He is located in Bucks County. I have purchased a MG-42 from him and well as some regular firearms. He is fair to deal with and honest. Worked the MG-42 deal $1K up front the rest over time. Started the transfer at 50% down balance upon transfer.
The other individual is located in Allentown PA. With his Thompson SMG listed for $25K. BE VERY CAREFULL. He likes his cash 100% up front and has a reputation. His prices are always HIGH.
I do not feel that a Government 28 is worth $17K or $25K. But you get what you pays for.
Paul in PA
Posted 25 August 2004 - 06:54 AM
|I feel like I'm watching the dot.com bubble all over again. In this case, buy today because they'll be pricer tomorrow.|
Unlike dot.com's, they don't make transferable SMG's anymore.