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#1 Sig

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 06:59 PM

FBI case for $2,300 and cleaning rod for $350.
Metal spare parts kit sold for $2,000.

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#2 Walter63a

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 08:03 PM

Someone paid $2,000 for this. blink.gif unsure.gif Maybe I'm in the wrong line of work! laugh.gif

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#3 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 16 February 2005 - 08:07 PM

Walter,
Where have you been? Just the parts box sold for $3800 on ebay a few months ago and it was won by a single bidder. This was a supreme deal as far as over priced ancillary TSMG accessories go!

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 02:09 AM

QUOTE (Walter63a @ Feb 16 2005, 06:03 PM)
Someone paid $2,000 for this. blink.gif unsure.gif Maybe I'm in the wrong line of work! laugh.gif

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Nick, Photobucket is great and very easy to use. Thanks!! biggrin.gif

Hmmmm....
I wonder if it is an original parts kit with original parts....

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 07:48 AM

Frank has had this case at several of the Indy 1500 shows and at the Knob Creek show last year. Asking $2500 for it there. Is it worth it? Only if you have more money then sense.
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Posted 17 February 2005 - 08:57 AM

Then the guy who bought the "Rare" WH "C" drum on ebay for nearly $1600.00 would love to have his address... laugh.gif
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Posted 17 February 2005 - 09:08 AM

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I know that I need my head examined, but I just bought the rod for my Colt 1921 and FBI case. But, I have the original case, and need that rod to go with it, I guess.

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 11:03 AM

Did you just buy that dog painting also? biggrin.gif
Here's the case.

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Posted 17 February 2005 - 11:59 AM

No, I think I already have one on the wall. Signed by the artist. Believe it is a pawprint!


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Posted 18 February 2005 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (AZDoug @ Feb 17 2005, 02:09 AM)
QUOTE (Walter63a @ Feb 16 2005, 06:03 PM)
Someone paid $2,000 for this.    Maybe I'm in the wrong line of work!  laugh.gif

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Hmmmm....
I wonder if it is an original parts kit with original parts....

Doug

Exactly AZDoug. For instance, maybe someone could tell me if that is genuine Colt string (numbered or not)! blink.gif The plastic (or whatever) brush is a nice touch. laugh.gif Are those springs, etc. true colt parts? ohmy.gif
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Posted 18 February 2005 - 03:58 PM

What Barnum said. You know there are the Darwin awards. I think at years end we should have the most overpriced (actually sold) item and a nice award to go along with it.

The asshat who paid 4K for a tin box is in the lead right now IMHO.
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#12 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 05:18 PM

GH's repro parts box has already impacted the market. It was a rare day indeed when one of the originals revealed its Unicorn like presence. Now two or three have appeared out of the Veldt in the last several months. The prices of these seem to drop exponentially with every new sighting. In that respect, GH's contributions to stemming the tide against TSMG ancillary parts "greed" is welcome.
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Posted 18 February 2005 - 06:32 PM

posted tonight on sturm by Jerry Prasser - it's on the wrong board so Buddy will delete it:

http://www.sturmgewe....cgi?read=58959

NFA and Semi-Auto Forum

warning!! Frank Gallati

Posted By: JerryP
Date: 2/18/05 18:13

Just to warning on this guy. A few days ago, he posted some Colt Thompson accessories to include a spare parts kit, semi complete at $2000. I called him within a few minutes of the posting (on this board) , I asked if it was still available. He said yes, that I was the first caller. I told him I would take it. He said it was mine and to add $15 for shipping. I said money would go out same day. About 6:oo that night I get a call from another dealer asking me questions about how to tell if a spare parts kit is authentic. I asked if the pertained to the kit that was on the board earlier today. I told him I had already purchased it. He said no, Frank sold it to him! I spent all day trying to track down Galati, he finally left me a voice mail saying that the kit was sold to someone else and he would try to get another one at the Creek. My guess is that he got more money from the other guy. The reason that I'm writing this is that there may be other guys who have sent him money for the kit or other items he was selling. This guy is a real stroker without any ethics! The guys name is Frank Gallati in MO.

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:08 PM

Yet ANOTHER reason to NOT get involved in TSMG colt stuff. (have I said that before?)

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:14 PM

JJ,
Oh sure! Dealers in WWII TSMG parts are all honorable Mother Teressa's. Perfidy knows no boundaries. No doubt dealers in Colt parts for your Mattel Toy are all above board.

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:22 PM

There sure seems to be a whole lot more crooks in the colt kingdom than in the WW2 TSMG world. My Mattel Toy has tons of NON colt parts on it, I put them there. I have never actually purchased anything "Colt" for it. The people at Colt are pure asshats, ask anyone who knows jack about Colt these days. Colt is a stupid company today and years ago.
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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:48 PM

I got an email from the seller last night telling me that he had sold the rod. Even though he told me that he had sold it to me. Luckily, I didn't have a chance to send out the check yet.

Guess I'll have to live with a Gordon cleaning rod.

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 04:20 AM

The value of the board is the quick way in which a phony is discovered. This is not the first time we have seen something of like kind. How many 95% + thompsons are offered for sale, and then someone posts a warning that the gun is a rebuilt piece of crap. I am always suspect of any posting where the serial number is covered.

Great job on the part of the readers... I have been burned one time, took time to locate the person, but after a long time got my money back. An EBay purchase.
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Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:22 AM

It would be my bet that Frank did not really ship anything at all, spare parts kit, cleaning rod, or FBI case.
It is my opinion his demand was so high that he realized that he was so underpriced. I too received an email that he sold the metal spare parts kit to somone else, funny he did not mention that when I spoke to him, or that I needed to overnite funds to get it to beat someone else. He is going to sit on this stuff and quietly sell it for it's real value to a collector. I know one guy I will never deal with again.

Arthur as for your comment on the drop in prices on metal spare parts kits, I don't see it. The last "empty" metal kit that sold was for $3,750 I hardly consider that a price drop. Price drop from what? What would it cost to find original parts to fill that one?

Further, I do not consider this last transaction and we are not sure that anything really moved for $2,000 was a real transaction, maybe more a slip of ignorance. It was also missing key pieces as the firing pin was not Colt and there was no original extractor or chamber price. Chamber brush would be easy to find, now the firing pin and extractor would take some doing. Regardless I guarantee Frank realized he underpriced it to the market, whether he shipped it or not.

On the other hand all of us woke up big time on this guy, Frank. I bought stuff from him before and now never will be able to deal with him again.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Galati International"
To:
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 9:15 AM
Subject: Parts Kit


Hello Michael,
Frank has already received payment from another individual who next day
aired the funds. We will send you a refund once we receive your funds if
you have already sent them.
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Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:40 AM

I bought my 28 from Frank. He had good references and was reliable in sending it, but I also got the impression that he is the wheeler dealer type. As an example, he wanted 1500 for a Crosby L drum. I declined on the drum. I hear you guys. Sometimes you want the item badly enough that you are forced in the position of trust. I think Sig has it figured out.
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