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#1 motorgun

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:35 PM

What is a reasonable price for a 90-95% all correct Savage 1928 A1 marked Auto Ord Bridgeport?
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 09:53 PM

I just paid 20k for a savage, but it has a case, 2 original drums, several 20 & 30 rnd mags, spare barrel & comp, 4 stock sets, slings, books, & spare parts. For what its worth
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#3 motorgun

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 09:29 AM

Thanks.
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#4 Merry Ploughboy

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 05:58 PM

motorgun,

As the particulars of the gun you are considering and the gun docmolar recently purchased are not stated, I will note that to some, the earlier Savage 28A1's with finned barrel, knurled actuator knob, and ladder sight are worth more.

Best of luck with what ever you decide.
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#5 motorgun

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 04:20 PM

The one I am interested in has the finned barrel, ladder sight, knurled actuator and vertical sight as well as matching numbers.

I always wanted a Colt but waited too long..........................
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#6 JimFromFL

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Posted 31 January 2006 - 08:41 AM

I see you asked for a price back on the 27th and received a reply.

Keep in mind with how fast the prices are increasing, these replies are no longer valid as the pirce has increased again. laugh.gif

I have always stated that 95% of the prices are too high, but sure enough they keep going up.
So, my stance is now...... If you want it and have the cash and it is $3-$4K more than what you think it should be then jump on it and buy it. By this same time next year, you will be happy you did. cool.gif
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Posted 31 January 2006 - 01:13 PM

Yeah, I would like to send some reply e-mails on the emails from a few years ago on $5,500 M1A1's and say, "I'll take it."

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 01:54 PM

Its not so much of a matter of Did I pay to much, as I just bought it a little to soon. Because time will make up the difference. I have wanted one for 5 years and just bought one, wish I could go back when I first started looking and buy one then.
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Posted 03 February 2006 - 11:36 AM

Thanks to the advice received on this site I bit the bullet and bought it. A British lend lease in 90-95% condition, matching numbers, GEG and RLB marked, serial number S270XXX, marked "U.S. MODEL OF 1928" and "Auto Ordnance, Bridgeport", with correct crown markings on top of bolt and receiver (near the top of the barrel next to two witness marks which appear to have been made bya punch), also proof marked on the top of the finned barrel when it left British military service. Compensator has bullet logo on left side. Drum is Bridgeport. I made a 220 mile trip to inspect the item before buying and it appears to be all original.

http://img.villageph...pson_1928A1.jpg


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Posted 03 February 2006 - 11:44 AM

motorgun
Looks real nice. Congrats.
Is this your first laugh.gif Thompson? First NFA?
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Posted 03 February 2006 - 12:14 PM

QUOTE (motorgun @ Feb 3 2006, 11:36 AM)
Thanks to the advice received on this site I bit the bullet and bought it. A British lend lease in 90-95% condition, matching numbers, GEG and RLB marked, serial number S270XXX, marked "U.S. MODEL OF 1928" and "Auto Ordnance, Bridgeport", with correct crown markings on top of bolt and receiver (near the top of the barrel next to two witness marks which appear to have been made bya punch), also proof marked on the top of the finned barrel when it left British military service. Compensator has bullet logo on left side. Drum is Bridgeport. I made a 220 mile trip to inspect the item before buying and it appears to be all original.

http://img.villageph...pson_1928A1.jpg

and and? the price was? inquiring minds want to know.....
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#12 John Jr

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 02:04 PM

Bet it was 23-25K.


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#13 motorgun

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 06:51 PM

The little lady is very understanding - I went to look at it (all day round trip) on her birthday. I have many NFA guns - mostly modern stuff - this is my first transferable Thompson. I own a minty Bridgeport M1A1 postie.

The seller was a man of integrity that has owned the gun for over 20 years. I am not remotely worried about not receiving what I looked at personally. Besides, I took many digital photos.

I'm very pleased with this purchase. I really had my sights set on a 1921 like a friend of mine owns, however, the price has gone beyond my reach. This is a great compromise.
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#14 motorgun

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 06:54 PM

Forgot to mention the price was 23K. It may be a bit high, however, I may not think so 10 years from now............
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Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:19 PM

Your right, you won't think so in even 2 years.

If the AG of the State of Michigan manages to convince ATF that his opinion letter on mgs says what he meant it to say then folks in MI will not be constrained to only buying C&R guns and the WH's should appreciate a little faster from increased demand which in turn may well push the C&R's up even higher. You will be fine.

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 10:17 AM

Motorgun: Beautiful! If anyone is looking for British lend lease Thompsons go to www.jmbdistribution.com and click on class three. Sutton has both of his British 28s 4 sale.
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#17 Cincylance

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 10:52 AM

Your gun sounds like mine! Mine is in the S264,XXX range. I believe mine is marked just as your is.
There's nothing quite like an ol' Thompson.
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#18 Merry Ploughboy

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 02:31 PM

motorgun,

Congratulations!
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Posted 04 February 2006 - 03:58 PM

QUOTE (Merry Ploughboy @ Feb 4 2006, 02:31 PM)
motorgun,

Congratulations!

Nice gun!! iagree.gif

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#20 motorgun

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 01:06 PM

Cincylance,

Thanks for posting the picture of your 1928 - it looks just like the one I bought!

Mark
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