Korean War Commerative On Auctionarms
Posted 30 September 2004 - 06:48 PM
Posted 30 September 2004 - 07:16 PM
Posted 30 September 2004 - 10:43 PM
Disclaimer: I am in no way, shape or form, connected with the aforementioned auction or with G&L Arms....only tickled to "see" a familiar face (or is that a familiar name?)
Posted 30 September 2004 - 11:06 PM
It makes the receiver and barrel look "bent" ; like the gun was in a fire or something.
Posted 01 October 2004 - 12:03 AM
If you all recall someone has been trying to sell oneof these commerative 28's for a long time- Even though they are C&R eligible it hasn't sold. Not sure why, maybe it doesn't run and to make it go would involve just maybe jacking around with some of the gol/engraving- don't know myself but there has to be a reason these stay on the boards longer than std ones.
Posted 01 October 2004 - 06:46 AM
Why don't they (unfired WH28 Commemoratives) sell? Because they are a bit of a white elephant.
If one wanted to turn it into a shooter, that could be done for another $1250 or so for an IMA or Ohio Ordnance kit plus labor to swap everything off the receiver. Then you've turned an NIB gun into a shooter and spent $1250 to lower its perceived value.
Or you can shoot it "as is" (at a minimum you'll probably have to swap out the Numrich innards for GI vintage parts that work - especially the actuator) and risk damaging the gold plating and inlay and the rest of the finish, and likewise lowered its value perceived.
On the other hand, you've got a C&R 28 Thompson at a lot lower price than even a Savage or an AO will cost at today's prices.
Posted 01 October 2004 - 09:24 AM
When you add it up, that makes it too expensive to be worth it.
Posted 01 October 2004 - 10:47 AM
Personally I'm not particularly fond of most of the commemoratives but if funds allowed would own one of each. Ugly or not sure would make one hell of a neat display in the vault.
Posted 01 October 2004 - 08:50 PM
Posted 01 October 2004 - 11:17 PM
Posted 01 October 2004 - 11:39 PM
Which really goes back to sgt questions who was their target market for these and I want to know do they really sell them. Afterall most people on gunbroker have difficulty selling them way under the Historical Foundation list prices.
And just when you think you've seen everything now this:
Posted 01 October 2004 - 11:50 PM
Wonder if this is a current price? Notice no threads on the barrel?
Posted 02 October 2004 - 07:30 AM