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#1 Sig

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Posted 02 April 2005 - 03:51 PM

Should be interesting, doesn't say it is a Colt but if it is!

Original matching serial numbers. One 50-round drum and two 20-round sticks. Good condition. Must sell in 30 days. Best offer over $15,000. Pictures available.
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Name: Dan Smith
Street Address: 831 Buckley Rd.
City: Indiana
State/Province: Pennsylvania
Zip/Postal Code: 15701
Country: USA
Telephone Number: 724-354-2576
E-Mail Address: desmar357@alltel.net

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#2 Lzxray

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Posted 02 April 2005 - 11:18 PM

It is a Colt in original finish with verifable S/N. He has received dozens and dozens calls. A lot of low ball offers from dealers, but this gun ain't selling at $15K as the selller is begining to realize the fulll market potential.
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#3 OldFalGuy

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Posted 03 April 2005 - 12:32 AM

I just emailed him and then came here to see if it was mentioned. If his pics are good and it verifies out I might be a bidder. Matching nice Colt out to top $25K easily but if its 85% or less I am not.

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 01:12 AM

Its now been changed to best offer over 25k !

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 01:14 AM

Not suprising- never saw a pic of the gun- hope it ends well but with no way to check it........

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 05:02 AM

Oh well it was a dream
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#7 Roland, Headless Thompson Gunner

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 01:01 PM

This was the best pic I got from Dan Smith. SN is 1236



http://photobucket.c...t=DSC002152.jpg
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 01:41 PM

Looks kinda rough . Possible attempt to remove pitting / rust on grip frame behind safety .
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 03:06 PM

Looks like it's a $15k gun to me. No more then $20k
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 03:59 PM

QUOTE (full auto 45 @ Apr 4 2005, 02:06 PM)
Looks like it's a $15k gun to me. No more then $20k

agreed. There is like no finish left on it.

I wouldn't pay 15 for it.

Hell I wouldn't trade my SKS for that thing... biggrin.gif
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#11 Roland, Headless Thompson Gunner

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Posted 04 April 2005 - 04:50 PM

Added some more pics so have another go at this link:

http://photobucket.c...s/y123/wje2204/
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Posted 04 April 2005 - 11:37 PM

For being about 85 years old and probably having a whole lot of history to it, I think it looks great. If I had the $$ right now, I'd buy it. I think it's a good looking Colt Thompson. I wish I owned it. Mark
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 12:31 AM

All 21's are the same age - all have some history - interesting how each person looks at a gun. Easy to say if you had the money you would buy it.

The gun is nothing special - finish appears to be poor.

If you had the money - over $20,000. this gun would be a poor investment. You don't spend this kind of money for a dog - I agree with John Jr. - Thompson greed has not set in this far. This is the reason the gun has not sold. However!

A fool is easly parted from his money!
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 12:40 AM

It is odd that the only phot of the gun, the whole gun makes the finish look poor 85% ish but hte rest of them show a weapon with good blue.

Ah the vagaries of digital photgraphy-

I would have to see this one with my own eyes and if it looked as good as some of the pics I would go for it.

Can't really tell if that is rust or grease up behind the mag catch lever- must be nothing good- I know I would have done a great wipedown if I was taking sales pictures.

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Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:36 AM

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Its now been changed to best offer over 25k !


What kind of games is this guy playing ? Now it says "Best offer over $26,000 " .
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 10:32 AM

QUOTE (guy sajer @ Apr 5 2005, 09:36 AM)
What kind of games is this guy playing ? Now it says "Best offer over $26,000 " .

My guess is he's letting everyone know what the current high offer is. He's basically running an auction, highest bidder gets it.
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 12:27 PM

I've always hated that type of auction sale. Decide on a price and put it out there.
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 12:35 PM

Exactly .

If I were the guy that met his 2nd price of $25k , I would tell him to keep it .
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 01:01 PM

QUOTE (Sig @ Apr 2 2005, 03:51 PM)
Original matching serial numbers. One 50-round drum and two 20-round sticks. Good condition. Must sell in 30 days. Best offer over $15,000.

Whether you like how he's selling it or not, you can't say he wasn't upfront about how he was going to do it.
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Posted 05 April 2005 - 01:33 PM

If I was the seller I would want the most I could get for it. Sounds like he has found a way to avoid the 50% JC Devine auction fees and hold his own auction.

Good for him.

Hope it brings a bundle.
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