Price Check M1a1 - Post Dealer Sample
Posted 19 May 2005 - 11:18 AM
Posted 19 May 2005 - 12:49 PM
Posted 19 May 2005 - 01:09 PM
Posted 19 May 2005 - 05:29 PM
|QUOTE (motorgun @ May 19 2005, 01:09 PM)|
|When you decide to give up your SOT could you destroy the receiver and sell the parts?|
Yes. The receiver is the controlled part. All else is just fluff in the eyes of the law.
Posted 19 May 2005 - 05:57 PM
The M1A1 I saw an ad for was an uncut original for $2,000; I don't know if it sold though. I've seen several posted for the $1,000 to $1500 range.
$400 seems pretty low. Full auto 45, are you trying to suppress the post-sample market for Thompson's as well as the transferables again?? How do you expect us dealers to cash in on the "Thompson Greed"?
Posted 20 May 2005 - 09:13 AM
Posted 20 May 2005 - 09:43 AM
Guys that are selling rewelded Thompsons are asking almost/just as much as the original post-samples because of how much work it can take to put a torch cut receiver back together. Personally I wouldn't buy one because upon close inspection they never look "right".
Posted 20 May 2005 - 09:17 PM
Posted 21 May 2005 - 05:31 PM
|QUOTE (motorgun @ May 20 2005, 09:17 PM)|
| Ater all this excellent advice, I finalized the purchase of a non-reweld "posty" M1A1 Bridgeport today.|
Is it a finished out 80% reciever or a complete WWII gun? How much did you pay?
Posted 22 May 2005 - 03:27 PM
Posted 22 May 2005 - 10:21 PM
That Landies fella is something else!! After importing thousands of machine guns and parts over the last 20 or more years you'd think he'd be smart enough to ask you the legal in's and out's of the importing business!!
Oh, and while your at it you'd better find out what NFA examiner approved the transfer and give her a scolding! Maybe you can go to D.C. and teach a class to all the NFA examiners about what forms they should and should not approve, you can call it HARDREDE 101.
Posted 22 May 2005 - 11:32 PM
Post samples are a pain in the ass to sell and I don't know any class 2's making a living off them. Normally the work to build one in addition to the cost of the parts kit will not be covered by the sale price and excise tax paid. Why build them then you ask???
Its good practice for welding, machining and general gunsmithing. It helps build and maintain skills that are used on transferables or others. I've actually done demos for PD's with posties. PD's love the thompsons and it teaches them something about their history as well as learning to control an SMG. Posties have a place and there are dealers that collect them despite the regs to the contrary. Prices have gone up on a lot of them though nothing like the transferables or pre-86 samples.
Posted 23 May 2005 - 08:50 AM
Hardrede the omnipotent! you are all knowing and wise! What would the Class 3 community do if we didn't have your input(nobody listens to your input anyway).
"Retransfer Authorization"? sounds the same as an approved Form 3/5, if an approved Form 3 or Form 5 is good enough for the NFA it's good enough for me.
Posted 23 May 2005 - 10:32 AM
Posted 23 May 2005 - 07:06 PM
Hardrede, how come you haven't responded to the M2HB's coming into the country and those are being resold as post-samples well? "Retransfer Authorization" is only when you apply to import it into the country, not when you sell them out of the bonded wharehouse.
From what I've been told, importing weapons and accesories is very complicated and time consuming and not for amateurs, that's why I usually leave it to the pros. I did import a couple of M63 and M3 tripods from Marstar a few years ago and it went fine.
Posted 23 May 2005 - 08:45 PM
Auto Ordnance Corp.
Posted 23 May 2005 - 11:24 PM
There has been a bit of a shakeup at ohio ord and Karl the show guy is no longer working for Ohio Ord. Karl and Roley were there on saturday and had a few things on the table. I had to deliver some stuff that I had done for them and hung out for most of the day. I got to meet Roger from the boards here and thought you might be around too but must have missed ya. They are expecting to be at the rest of this years OGCA shows as far as I know. They normally do the wilmington shows....