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Fyi:wts: Colt Navy Thompson Very Good $24,000


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#1 gunrunner

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 10:00 AM

For sale; one 1928 overstamp Colt Navy Thompson. This is the Colt 1921 Thompson that the US Navy adopted as the model 1928. The original finish retains about 90% blue and the stocks show about 70% finish. The forward vertical grip has been refinished or replaced. This gun is priced at $24,000 and is registered on form 3 in Fla. Please remove nospam to email for further information.

Not mine, just saw it posted. I am bought out. sad.gif

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 01:50 PM

This guy had listed it for $22,500 back in late October.
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 02:46 PM

He sent me pictures, the gun is pretty rough.

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 02:49 PM

gunrunner,
Can you post the pics? If not e-mail them to me & I'll post them.
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 03:53 PM

Rough? It's supposed to be 90%!!!!
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Posted 24 February 2005 - 10:28 PM

Rough?

Probably so if it hasn't sold in low 20's since October. I want a Colt 21A like everyone else but I stopped to look at the ad nonetheless.

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 07:02 AM

What's going on here? Usually when something doesn't sell, you lower the price. The Thompson world raises their's. I've seen this happen several times. There's not even a respectable time gap between ads, so you can blame market inflation.
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#8 wildwilly2002

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 07:51 AM

They raise the price so they can come down to what they want! Dos'nt seem to work.
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Posted 25 February 2005 - 10:50 AM

Here's the pics gunrunner e-mailed me.
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Posted 25 February 2005 - 10:53 AM

90% - yeah right. If that's 90%, mine is a 150% gun.
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Posted 25 February 2005 - 02:50 PM

You guys have it all wrong - 90% of the Colt gun is there, the front vertical grip has been replaced rolleyes.gif The condition, that is something else. ph34r.gif

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Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:02 PM

So guys, what's this thing worth? 20K in todays market?
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Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:15 PM

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How can you tell the vertical foregrip has been replaced by looking at these pictures? This is not meant to be sarcastic but I would like to learn as much as I can about identifing the colt Thompsons as I continue to look toward buying one this year. Thanks Rob
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Posted 25 February 2005 - 03:29 PM

QUOTE (rkr @ Feb 25 2005, 03:15 PM)
How can you tell the vertical foregrip has been replaced by looking at these pictures?

In my opinion, that is the original front grip for a Colt Thompson. Apparently someone affixed some sort of attachment to the bottom of the grip to act as a sling swivel possibly? It's hard to tell if the grip has been refinished, from the photos provided, but the contours and size are correct for a genuine Colt era Thompson. The whole gun looks original to me, although obviously it should be inspected in person.
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