Posted 19 November 2003 - 01:02 PM
There needs to be central place where price inormation can be shared... things like:
Model - Condition - Asking price - Selling price - Where listed/seen - Seller (if known) - Accessories - what else???
I have looked at subguns.com and sturmberger (sp?), as well as auctionarms.com and gunbroker.com. Of course, ebay is there for accessories. Where else can we look? Aurther - you seem to be aware of these prices, sounds like a good start for this project, eh?
And, now that I have my C&R (i'm in MI) I am WTB a 28. EMail me at firstname.lastname@example.org - I love to get mail at work, and home doesn't work well (plus my wife doesn't need to know.... )!!
Posted 19 November 2003 - 01:41 PM
Seriously though from my experience the prices are as follows:
West Hurley 1928 (non-C&R) - $8000
West Hurley M1 (C&R) - $8500
Reweld/Pearl/Various (non-C&R) - $8000-$8500
Bridgeport 1928 (all variants C&R) - $10000-$15000
Bridgeport M1 & M1A1 (all variants C&R) - $10,000 - $15000
Colt 1921/1928 (all variants C&R) - $15000-$20000
These are "ballpark" prices i have recently seen thompsons sold for. Ranges depend on provable/documented history and condition of weapons and special features. Barring special circumstances (like knowing a veteran who registered the gun in the 1968 amnesty and has a special place in his heart for you) be prepared to pay approximately the above prices
Posted 19 November 2003 - 02:29 PM
Posted 19 November 2003 - 02:35 PM
Posted 19 November 2003 - 10:06 PM
Seriously, because you will get a price range of $8,000 to $15,000 and who knows maybe even more.
Your best bet would be to monitor the selling boards (subguns and sturm... (forgot the spelling)) and search the web for at least a month. You will start to notice the guns, condition and price. You will also start to notice which ones are selling and which ones are not. When you see the same item being advertised for 4 straight weeks and sometimes months, it is a good indication of a item that is priced too high. When you spot a Thompson that is for sale one day and gone the next, then you probably found your base or starting price.
Monitoring the boards is a great way to obtain a realistic price as opposed to obtaining an opinion of a "good" price.
Does that make sense or was it too much info?