West Hurley Prices
Posted 30 November 2003 - 10:36 AM
Posted 30 November 2003 - 11:10 AM
Posted 30 November 2003 - 11:12 AM
Posted 30 November 2003 - 11:39 AM
You are correct. Price of the WH28's are going up. Sir Mike is also has a good point- dealers are gouging newbies to full-auto hobby.
But putting the WH28 aside, the WH27A1 seems to going through the ceiling also. This is what I don't understand. I can see full-auto prices constantly going up, but current production 27A1's?!? The very,very early 27A1's are worth more (real Lyman sights, nice wood, etc.) Why would some people pay $2000 for a 27A1 when a new one is $850?
I have a 27A1 that is in the 4XXX serial number range. It is nicley made and has a strange Lyman repro sight on it that has a "hole" instead the "notch." It also has a round cocking knob and nice wood with the 1/2 hanger instead of the 3/4 hanger. As far as 27A1's go, it is a nice gun; but it is not not "rare" or "unusual" by any means.
Some of the ads are misleading. People use the term "rare" far to often.
Well, that is just my $.02 worth.
Posted 30 November 2003 - 03:34 PM
But actually, it looks like TSMG prices for virtually every make and model have gone up percentage-wise more than most other full-auto guns over the last year, particularly over the summer. Though Uzi's seem to have gone up a lot too.
If I knew the answer why, I'd be making big bucks as a financial advisor, not having fun on a Thompson Message Board.
Posted 30 November 2003 - 08:35 PM
It really looked bad too!!
Guess he did not know!
Posted 30 November 2003 - 10:15 PM
As for someone paying to much for something in the dark at a gun show... There are only two kinds of people who frequent gun shows... Those that have overpaid for something on impulse, and those that lie about it.... atjmho
And Norm is so correct on the "rare" as an adjective.... ebaY™ people and other "net" sellers have rendered the term useless as far as I'm concerned....
Posted 01 December 2003 - 01:24 PM
Posted 01 December 2003 - 03:06 PM
I sold my WH 1928 that had a barrel done by Doug Richardson in the 1921 configuration that was suppose to attach to a PD 1921AC that had two rounds stuck in the barrel, but that did not pan out so I put it on the WH. The sale included an upper receiver cleaned up by my gunsmith, Lyman rear sight, early model selector paddle levers, WH L type drum, 3 XX mags, Savage bolt, Remington actuator, and an early reproduction FBI case, all for 9K delivered back in June. I figure $7,500 for the TSMG and $1,500 for the rest including shipping. I fired the weapon at the TCA Western shoot last April and had lots of compliments on how well it shot for a WH. In fact, I sort of miss it, as it shoots as well as any 21AC that I've ever shot. Now have a Savage made M1 produced in 9/42 with matching SN's, I can imagine the asking price for that one!
Posted 01 December 2003 - 03:19 PM
P.S. I would not be at all surprised to see WH 1928's routinely selling for $10,000, or even $20,000, in five to ten years, unless certain laws are changed.
Posted 01 December 2003 - 04:23 PM
Posted 01 December 2003 - 05:06 PM
Nicely put in the words of free men! For those who have been able to acqiure transferables throughout the years we are truely in a postion of comfort, as with the housing market in most areas of the US, someone will pay the price to own one and so on. I do believe that most TSMG owners will hold on to their possessions, as there is more than money involved...
Posted 01 December 2003 - 05:27 PM
Less than five years, for sure.
The asking price on WH full-auto commemoratives is already $12-15,000. At $9,500 asking for "plain Jane" WH 28's today, less than five years for routinely selling in the over $10,000 range.
Posted 01 December 2003 - 07:59 PM