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#1 GonePostal

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 08:51 PM

Savage 1928A1, #S340079 - $21k

Colt Thompson 1921AC, #147 - $42k

Colt Thompson 1928 Navy, #12086 - $35k

Colt Thompson 1921AC, #7582 - $35k

There's also another '28 there for sale by diff guy.

Looks like the high prices prompt another to "check out".

/Gone Postal

Edited by GonePostal, 16 January 2005 - 08:52 PM.

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#2 Mike Hammer

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 09:28 PM

At those prices he should "check-in", to a mental institution! laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

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#3 John Jr

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 09:28 PM

You think he could pay shipping at least!

I am pretty sure the seller is a board member.

CYA


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#4 philasteen

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 09:45 PM

The seller is not a board member but his guns were previously advertised here. I was seriously interested in #147, which was at the time (may still be) at the NRA Thompson exhibit.

I made a special trip to DC to inspect it. The gun was in nice condition and came with nice accessories. However, at the end of the day, $42,000 is too much to sink into a Thompson package, even a nice 3-digit one with some history. There will be some lamentation about TG and all, but frankly there are better non-Thompson pieces out there for the money that 147 costs.

If it was $10,000 cheaper I would have bought it. FWIW, I don't know the seller, LJ, other than by a few phone calls I had with him, but he seems a straight up guy. He's retiring his Thompson collection to move onto other matters.
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Posted 16 January 2005 - 10:43 PM

Hmmmm, maybe he knows something we don't. dry.gif dry.gif
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Posted 16 January 2005 - 11:05 PM

As far as price is concerned, it is up to the purchaser to decide whether or not any Thompson is worth $42,000 (wow). However, I agree with John, Jr. in that saying the shipping charges and transfer taxes will be paid by the buyer is almost laughable.
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Posted 17 January 2005 - 12:35 AM

come on guy's get it to $50,000.00 please..........so i can sell the six and move to fiji wink!!

and don't forget about my quick loan approval on thompson's.........

and i pay shipping and handling on the check.wink!!

maybe 2005 will be like the chinese calendar.
"the year of the idiot buying thompson's"
at T.G.

i wish him all the luck in selling them.........health and family come first..
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Posted 17 January 2005 - 01:31 AM

With all this talk of record high asking prices, I have a question....

What was the going price for a TSMG on May 19, 1986 (rough estimate)? huh.gif

For a Colt 21?

A 28 Navy?

A WW2 era 28?

A WH28?

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 09:38 AM

let's see almost 20 year's ago........if my memory doe's not fail me.........anything under $5,000.00 was great!!more like $3,000.00..........and you had a heck of alot more thompson's to choose from...

but what the heck would i know??back then i was only buying them for about 14 year's...so my first {colt 21a model}set me back $900.00. and that was retail!

i'm sure a tale will pop up of somebody that paid less around here.

my least expensive was five m1's at $2,500.00 for the batch........and i thought at the time,that was kinda pricey...and a hurley was $750.00 and you shot the heck out of them.

however i could never figure out a f.n.f.a.l.semi rifle in 1982 was $1,800.00{yep collected those things to.}

well other R.K.I. will chime in.

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 10:31 AM

When I was first interested in Thompsons, I would keep posts to compare prices, condition, etc. so I could have a better understanding of the market before I bought. The earliest post I kept is from July 01. By today's prices, they were incredibly low.

"For Sale from my private collection:

1921A Colt Thompson
This is a great gun with matching serial numbers and all correct Colt '21 internals. The wood is in excellent condition. Original Colt bluing shows 92% with only small surface scratches. The bore is bright and shiny. Your chance to add this hard to find gun to your collection now.
WAS $15,995 alone (no drum)
NOW $14,595 including an Original NY 50rd Drum (a $1,250 value)

1921/28 Colt Thompson Overstamp This gun is in 87-88% overall condition because it has been re-barreled with a Savage bbl. Would Rate it at 90% without the bbl
replacement. The serial numbers match and the internal parts are the correct 21/28 Colt with the nickel actuator. The wood is in excellent condition. A great buy for a Colt these days.
WAS $9,995 alone (no drum)
NOW $9,995 including and Original NY 50rd Drum (a $1,000 value)"


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#11 John in IN

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 01:45 PM

Wow! Aren't things changing quickly!!!
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Posted 17 January 2005 - 02:46 PM


Norm,

I couldn’t find any 1986 price references but here are a few from Kahn and Cox from 1984 through 1987. You can interpolate.

Irv Kahn’s Price list of December, 1984:
Colt 1921A 5298 Excellent $2,995
Colt 1921A 8069 Mint $3,795 “A real beauty”
Colt 1928 Navy 12603 Excellent $2,795
Colt 1928 Navy 2888 Excellent $2,795 “Early markings”
WWII 1928 A1 VG to Mint $1,395 & up “Have 12”
WWII M1A1 Mint $ 995 “Matching”

Phone call to Roger Cox January, 1985:
Conversation about price ranges of Colt guns:
Mint $4,500-5000
Excellent $3,800-4250
Excellent minus $3,650
Very Good $3,250
“C” drms $1,250
“L” drms Bpt $ 275

Roger Cox List of February 21, 1987:
Colt 1921A 3406 Excellent $4,500
Colt 1921AC 7224 Very Good $3,475
Colt 1928 Navy 5432 Excellent $3,850
Colt 1928 Navy 14897 Excellent $4,000

And others.

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#13 LIONHART

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 02:59 PM

F.J. Vollmer had quite a few priced from $4000.00 to $6000.00 in the mid 1990's. A very beautiful early Colt '21A sold in 1992 for $5500.00 It was damn near MINT. Also, saw a few ads in Small Arms Review dated 1999 for 90% Colt '21 Guns for around $10,000.00.
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Posted 17 January 2005 - 03:48 PM

I have pictures of the Savage if any one wants to see them. What is this gun worth with the L drum? unsure.gif

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 04:25 PM

How bout this one posted on sturmgewehr. WOW!!!



Posted By: Ryan B. in FL. (cache-rtc-ad03.proxy.aol.com) Rcolt223@aol.com

Auto Ordnance Brigdeport Thompson. Mfger 1942, almost AS NEW, at least 98%-99%! with 50 round L drum and 3 stick mags. I am about 99% sure this gun has been re-finished at one point but, this is the most beautiful Thompson I have ever seen in my life. The gun funtions perfectly, I have fired hundreds of rounds through it, and it has only jamed once, and that was a magazine problem, the 50 round L drum as never mal-functioned, asking $26,995.00
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Posted 17 January 2005 - 08:48 PM

In my opinion this Ryan B fella that is selling the gun may need a little further investigation if anyone is thinking of checking on this TSMG. Saw this-
sturmgewehr.com/webBBS/general.cgi?read=35290
add your own www.

Check the thread yourself and make up your own mind
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Posted 17 January 2005 - 10:28 PM

Is this thread implying that this seller will take your money and run, or is he making false ads for some other agenda?
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Posted 18 January 2005 - 01:08 AM

Sgt. It seems to kinda imply another possible agenda to me- I don't think its saying he is a possible bandit otherwise it would have come out and flat out stated he was a cockroach- I don't know of him at all but this is a kinda small community, one built on trust- if there is something odd one needs to check further, its just prudent.
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Posted 18 January 2005 - 03:00 AM

Well, in 1994, I paid $2K for my 1928 WH with all GI parts.

In 1997, i passed on an 80% Colt 1928 from Mandell's for $4500, because I just bought a Brit C&R STEn for $1K, and din't want to spend all that extra money...

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#20 philasteen

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 06:13 AM

OldFalGuy, you are correct to advise caution in dealing with "Ryan B" -- this is a pseudonym of an extremely ill regarded seller. You are unlikely to see anything but heartache in a deal with him.
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