W H For 22,500.00 !
Posted 07 January 2005 - 11:35 AM
Ad Number: 5462
Date Posted: 01/06/2005
WH Korean War Commemorative Thompson, Limited Edition, issued by The American Historical Foundation, display case, gray velvet,50rnd crosby drum, 3ea. 30 rnd mag, 1ea. 20 rnd mag, gold details. Asking $22500.00 plus transfer tax, shipping and insurance.
Name: thomas mullenix
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 07 January 2005 - 01:27 PM
Glad you brought this up as I just ran across the ad on subguns. I believe this is the same Commerative that someone has been trying to sell for an awful long time at 10,500 or so-
Perhaps the seller thinks that lookers would think something is "wrong" with it with the price below what other WH's are bringing priced it 10K higher than them since its so "special" (voice of Church lady Dana Carvey).
We will have to see if his marketing theory is right or not- nothing would shock me but I would be a wee bit surprised.
Thought I had read here these were some of the last made in 1986, think the comment might have been made they might be more so out of spec given worn tooling, I can't remember exactly-may be wrong there.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 01:51 PM
Posted 07 January 2005 - 04:05 PM
But if they had gold plated the whole thing??........... Naw, never mind
No pimp or in the NBA or Rap Music Industry who "might" like it could qualify.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 04:27 PM
In this offer what is interesting is the display case. The full auto case is sized for the short barrel and apparently very few were sold with the guns as they were relatively expensive when compared to the price of the gun.
EDITED TO ADD:
Dug through an old ad. The full-auto version of the Korean War Commemorative Model 1928 Thompson sold by American Historical Foundation went for $1545 in 1984. The display case was another $225 on top of that.
Edited by Merry Ploughboy, 08 January 2005 - 12:59 PM.
Posted 08 January 2005 - 09:46 AM
I've even thought about buying one and doing this IF I found one cheap enough....
Posted 08 January 2005 - 06:43 PM
Posted 09 January 2005 - 01:06 AM
Posted 09 January 2005 - 09:33 AM
They have all kinds of engraving inlaid with gold on both sides of the receiver. To me they are just a shooter. I know it is a big hit when we go shooting. Everyone wants to shoot my Commemorative. It runs my N.Y. L drum without a hic-cup. If you want, I can e-mail you a couple of pics showing what is left of the inlays.
Posted 09 January 2005 - 09:47 AM
I've got some AHF gallery photos the Korean War Commem. E-mail me if you want me to e-mail copies.
Or if somebody here with Sponsor status wants to post them here I can e-mail to them.
Posted 09 January 2005 - 10:14 AM
Posted 09 January 2005 - 06:54 PM
and for the mere price of $22,000.00 raise that bad boy to at least $44,500.00 what are we piker's??
we surely can afford to spend more money......we have to keep the dream alive!
Posted 10 January 2005 - 05:54 PM
I've spent more than I should on the parts, but as it stands I don't think I'm upside down with it. In retrospect I would have just put the aperture sight on. The Lyman sight was way overpriced, and really doesn't add any functionality. The WH sight had to go, it was truely a POS.
Posted 10 January 2005 - 06:29 PM
Posted 10 January 2005 - 10:10 PM
It doesn't look as pretty as the original but it hits every time.
I'd be afraid to swap it out and loose the accuracy.
Nice looking gun Beechnut!
Posted 10 January 2005 - 10:54 PM
Posted 11 January 2005 - 08:10 AM
The wood on your KW 28 looks way better than the gloss varnish on the factory version.
Nice looking gun all around.