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#1 docmolar

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:27 AM

There is a C drum on gunbroker. I think its original ? I`m kinda new at the Thompson stuff.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 07:53 AM

Appears to be the real thing. At that price it should come loaded, several times. tongue.gif
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 08:33 AM

I thought that was actually a very good price for an original.
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 03:06 PM

QUOTE (full auto 45 @ Jan 19 2006, 07:53 AM)
Appears to be the real thing. At that price it should come loaded, several times. tongue.gif

I'm countin on you findin one cheep for me at "the" gun show of gun shows... hail.gif
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 10:23 AM

At $4675.00, the current bid, the price seems resonable for a "C" drum in that condition, not as good as mine. but good all the same.
I love the bullet wear marks in the feeds. That drum has done a lot of travel loaded.
Interesting point is the price, which is being determined by the market and not by just some dealer.
Note that it started at $900 and reached the reserve, what ever that was.
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#6 docmolar

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 10:27 AM

Reserve was $1500 !!
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Posted 20 January 2006 - 10:38 AM

Thanks Docmolar.
That proves my point.
The price is the price is the price.
We just have to start accepting that, sadly sad.gif
It will be interesting to see what it finally sells for
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#8 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 12:05 PM

QUOTE (Murray @ Jan 20 2006, 10:38 AM)
Thanks Docmolar.
That proves my point.
The price is the price is the price.
We just have to start accepting that, sadly sad.gif
It will be interesting to see what it finally sells for

Murray,
Do you think the guy who sold you his Colt C drum and L drum for $750 at the SAR show a year ago wishes he allowed the market to determine the value of his drums?

As soon as more than one person knows about a "deal," the "deal" evaporates.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 02:00 PM

QUOTE (Arthur Fliegenheimer @ Jan 20 2006, 12:05 PM)
QUOTE (Murray @ Jan 20 2006, 10:38 AM)
Thanks Docmolar.
That proves my point.
The price is the price is the price.
We just have to start accepting that, sadly sad.gif
It will be interesting to see what it finally sells for

Murray,
Do you think the guy who sold you his Colt C drum and L drum for $750 at the SAR show a year ago wishes he allowed the market to determine the value of his drums?

As soon as more than one person knows about a "deal," the "deal" evaporates.

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 02:28 PM

Jealously will get you guys no where.
I was just very very lucky and at the very right place at the very right time and had General John sitting on my sholder at the same time. smile.gif
Kind wishes
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#11 Arthur Fliegenheimer

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 02:54 PM

Hey Murray,
The irony is that you traveled 7600 miles and beat out all the indigenous attendees to the needle in the haystack sci-fi bargain in the entire 3-day SAR (and other fairground buildings) gun show.

How this seller knew enough to hock his wears at the largest gun show, but be oblivious to the value of his merchandise is still a head scratch. If he stumbles on the Gunbroker ad, he will develop an ulcer thinking about the easy $5K he left behind that day.

Did you actually negotiate down his original asking price to boot?

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 06:26 PM

Worse than that Arthur,
At the last SAR show last december just past, he turned up at our table where there was an early "C" drum on sale priced $7500.
I saw him coming and hid out side.
I did not see his reaction!
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#13 Ron A

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Posted 20 January 2006 - 06:33 PM

As I remember when you came back you not only had the C drum, you also had a L drum which you got at a heck of a deal. Some guys have all the luck... I got a great deal on a early C drum - however someone had removed all the writing from both sides.
Way to go Murray! Makes it worth coming to the show..
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 06:28 PM

I purchased the C drum on Gunbroker and received it today. It is in really nice, all original condition, unmolested in any way. It has only a little wear and no dings, dents, or rust.
Thanks for calling my attention to it.
Glad to give this one a good home.
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Posted 01 February 2006 - 10:28 PM

Congratulations Hugh on a great purchase!
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 08:07 AM

Hugh, I think the the price you paid was very fair for a "C" in that condition.
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Posted 02 February 2006 - 11:32 AM

Good looking drum. Priced fairly

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