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Is An Ao/savage '28 Worth $5-7k > Than A Wh?


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#1 philasteen

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 02:17 PM

With the average asking price on a '28 WH gun sitting around $15K and a AO/Savage WWII gun at $20-22K, it it really worth a 33% premium to get the WWII gun?


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#2 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 03:50 PM

I say yes the value is there on buying and on resale.... jmho..... so it will be up to your preference....
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:21 PM

None of them are worth the current asking prices.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:48 PM

QUOTE (1921A @ Mar 22 2006, 07:21 PM)
None of them are worth the current asking prices.

Worth it or not those are the prices....
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 09:18 PM

Thompsons are steel and wood like any other gun. The actual value is that of a used gun. The ridiculous prices we are seeing are for a memory, an ideal - a lost freedom if you will.
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 09:23 PM

QUOTE (1921A @ Mar 22 2006, 09:18 PM)
Thompsons are steel and wood like any other gun. The actual value is that of a used gun. The ridiculous prices we are seeing are for a memory, an ideal - a lost freedom if you will.

I think someone has hit it on the head finally.
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#7 John Jr

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 10:10 PM

QUOTE (1921A @ Mar 22 2006, 08:18 PM)
Thompsons are steel and wood like any other gun. The actual value is that of a used gun. The ridiculous prices we are seeing are for a memory, an ideal - a lost freedom if you will.

You want to sell me yours for 10K? Then STFU.


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Posted 22 March 2006 - 10:16 PM

It is all in supply and demand. Do you think that this only applies to Thompson guns. Is a 1967 427 Cobra worth $500,000? Is a stamp with a upside down airplane worth $1,000,000? When I toured with a rock band in the 60's I played a1960 Fender Stratocaster guitar that I purchased for $300, it will now cost me $15,000 for one in decent shape. My 1967 427 Corvette, $100,000, crazy. A coin, old coke bottle etc.? I think too many of you cannot legitimize the cost of something that we do not have in great abundance, but I am sorry to say this is the way it is. Your bitching is not going to change anything on the prices.

Do I think these prices are blatant, yes I do, but if you want to get in the game you will pay for your chips.

Do I think my Thompson is worth $25,000? Hell yes I do, and I would be willing to pay this if I didn't have one.

I have gathered a lot of excellent information on this board, but there are times when reading some of the drivel and complaining drives me up a wall. banghead.gif
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Posted 22 March 2006 - 10:54 PM

That's what I'm talkin bout! iagree.gif

"Thompsons are steel and wood like any other gun. The actual value is that of a used gun. The ridiculous prices we are seeing are for a memory, an ideal - a lost freedom if you will. "


So you would see the same value in a used single action regardless if it was a Colt 1rst generation gun or a Ruger?
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Posted 23 March 2006 - 12:02 AM

Gentleman - dial it back a notch. I'm not buying, selling or bitching, just expressing an opinon. Feel free to pay as much as you can for whatever you like. wink.gif
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