1928a1 Lend/lease Thompson
Posted 06 December 2003 - 04:57 PM
Posted 06 December 2003 - 05:07 PM
Posted 06 December 2003 - 05:42 PM
What is your serial range and are the "U.S." and "A-1" hand stamped? Is your acutuator plain or knurled? Are you selector and safety the paddle type and if so, smooth or knurled?
Posted 06 December 2003 - 09:44 PM
(mine is not for sale so don't ask, but I wouldn't take less than17K for it.)
Posted 07 December 2003 - 02:04 AM
Good luck with it and hope you are not being forced to sell because of unfortunate circumstances.
Posted 07 December 2003 - 10:24 AM
Posted 07 December 2003 - 11:35 AM
$17K for for a 1928 A1? Apparently your usual outrage and indignant response to over priced Thompsons does not extend to mass produced WWII models. It is the same old story. There are two kinds of guys; those who ride Harley's, and those who wish they rode Harley's. Could this same Confucianism also apply to Colt TSMG's?
Posted 07 December 2003 - 05:15 PM
Posted 07 December 2003 - 07:26 PM
Posted 07 December 2003 - 10:10 PM
Put your money where your mouth is or STFU.
Posted 07 December 2003 - 11:48 PM
C'mon guys. No need to be nasty We are here for our common interest in and admiration of the Thompson gun. We are all going to have our own opinions about what is best, what is most desirable, what is valued at what, etc.. There's nothing to be gained by being ugly.
With Harleys, there is that attitude. Those who ride Harleys and those who wish they rode them. Personally, I feel just about everyone and their brother has one and there's nothing special about a Harley anymore (except a 1942 WLA or their WWII opposed cylinder BMW copy, which I hold in the highest regard and lust after ).
I don't understand the animosity towards Colt Thompsons from some. Their values/asking prices are crazy right now, but so are the values on any transferable machine gun. $2500 for a MAC 10? M16's $10K plus? Stoner 63A $50,000 plus? Who woulda thunk it?
I don't care much for Colt as a company over the last 25 or so years, but at one time they made some of the nicest guns available and are a big part of our nation's firearms heritage. Mine is a former San Francisco PD gun (on the side of law and order ). Although I'm tempted on occasion to put it on the market, I keep going back to - I own one of the estimated 3500 original, transferable guns left in the registry; it's an instantly recognizable and rare status symbol, it's an 82 year old museum piece and still runs; it's a huge piece of firearms history; and it's my 1921 "Harley Davidson of submachine guns" with its original paint, tires, and motor. A 2003 anything ain't got nuthin' on it.
Posted 08 December 2003 - 12:55 AM
We are all one big happy family. We all own Thompsons, some were made in the 20's, some were made in the 40's, some were made in the 80's. This creates factions. Colts, Savage/AO, West Hurley. Still one big happy family. There are even PDSs (post-dealer samples) out there made on Richardson Display receivers.
Opinions are like assholes and everybody has one. We have all read the history (Thanks Frank, Mr. Hill, Gordon, Cox, etc...) Everyone has their own ideals on what THEY like.
Some like the early gangster period and the guns that were in that era. Some like the WW2 part, some just love the guns. Hell, all of us love the guns.
What I can't stand is some asshole (Arthur should, does and will come to mine) trying to defame any gun that is not a "COLT." People that try to overinflate the current market value of the COLTs because they are "originals", just irritate me.
EVERY SINGLE REGISTERED THOMPSON is a THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN.
Harleys are NOT in the same class as Thompsons. I am not out to insult Harley owners, but you can't compare a loud motorcycle to a Thompson. Anybody can own one (Hell's Angels) and they still make em.
Still waiting for AF to come clean. Come on Arthur...can you answer the question or shall you remain behind a false name?
Posted 08 December 2003 - 01:20 AM
Posted 08 December 2003 - 10:24 AM
I didn't mean to open a can of worms, after reading some of your Thompson questions and answers and being out of touch with the market for so long, I just had to find out what this old "T" gun might be worth.
I appreciate all of your input, and so soon too. The Thompson is the last select fire gun I own and around this neck of the woods it's getting harder to find a dump, or even a wooded area to cut loose in without the risk of stitching up sombody's house. DON'T WE ALL LOVE PROGRESS?
Since my wife and I are looking to move within the next couple of years, yes I am considering selling the TOMMY. If we wind up in North Carolina, I couldn't take it with me anyway. If any of you would like photos of the gun, let me know and I will be happy to e-mail them to your direct address.
Many thanks again.
Posted 08 December 2003 - 01:50 PM
Posted 08 December 2003 - 05:04 PM
Of course I want it. Sold my M1 a while back and miss it badly. I'm fairly sure this price thing will settle out and stabilize soon -
30% per year appreciation until no one buys 'em any more. They DID cost $200 a long time ago - $20k isn't a long reach.
Look at prices of Harleys and Cessnas. $185,000 for a new Cessna 172. $21,400 for a Harley V-Rod??
My first Cessna 172 cost $21,000 back in the early 80s. Now I can't afford the model, to say nothing of the real airplane.
But, I hope I can afford another Tommy.
Posted 09 December 2003 - 07:16 AM
Posted 09 December 2003 - 11:46 AM
Posted 09 December 2003 - 04:23 PM
What if TDF (or anyone else) had a C&R FFL? The transport documents are then not required. Does that change the game?
Posted 09 December 2003 - 06:42 PM