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I was contacted by someone on Sturm asking for my current pre-8 samples for sale.  I'd put some up a long time ago and I guess they ran across my post and thought they would check in.  I have a pre sample HK 33 and a M3A1 so I priced them at roughly half of what transferrables are selling for.  The guy answered with a "good luck, too high" message saying I was asking twice what they are worth.  It pissed me off, as I see similar guns selling for about what I priced mine for, but I guess there are all kinds out there.  Rant off.

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What kind of numbers did you put on them? Typically half to two thirds what a transferable is the going rate for a pre sample. 
 

To be fair-I had someone so gracious in offering me a transferable West Hurley 1928 for my pre sample Colt NAVY!!! He said that it wasn’t worth much more than a West Hurley. Right…..

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I priced the HK33 at $21,000, the M3A1 at $24,00 with LOTS of mags and spare parts.  I know the M3 sounds a bit high, but someone is asking $45K for a couple and Machine Gun Price Guide lists average sale price at $27K for a transferrable, and $45K for a C&R gun, so I don't think I'm too much out of line. I really don't want to sell the M3 (heck, I really don't want to sell ANY of them!) but reality is staring me in the face,  I don't get out and shoot them all that much, I'm getting old, and will soon have to give up my license(2-3 years probably), so I should do the pragmatic thing and sell them. 

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23 hours ago, BillinBama said:

I priced the HK33 at $21,000, the M3A1 at $24,00 with LOTS of mags and spare parts.  I know the M3 sounds a bit high, but someone is asking $45K for a couple and Machine Gun Price Guide lists average sale price at $27K for a transferrable, and $45K for a C&R gun, so I don't think I'm too much out of line. I really don't want to sell the M3 (heck, I really don't want to sell ANY of them!) but reality is staring me in the face,  I don't get out and shoot them all that much, I'm getting old, and will soon have to give up my license(2-3 years probably), so I should do the pragmatic thing and sell them. 

Yeah those are a bit high, the M3A1 would be closer to 16 to 18k and the 33 I’d have to double check but I believe around there aswell.


https://www.gunbroker.com/item/1021959045

https://www.urban-armory.com/portfolios/hk-33-pre-may/

 

The Half to 2/3rds rule does have some expections, however overall the presample market has been sucking wind for the last year.

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On 2/8/2024 at 8:44 PM, Got Uzi said:

What kind of numbers did you put on them? Typically half to two thirds what a transferable is the going rate for a pre sample. 
 

To be fair-I had someone so gracious in offering me a transferable West Hurley 1928 for my pre sample Colt NAVY!!! He said that it wasn’t worth much more than a West Hurley. Right…..

I normally steer clear of Thompsons because the nuance that can make a significant difference just is overwhelming in my view. I personally just stick to Reisings 😅

 

But asking as someone who doesn’t know the nuance beyond the basic models (21, 28, 28a1, m1a1 and WH copies), what makes your 28 navy different from this one from Rock Island last May?

https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/88/384/colt-19211928-navy-overstamp-thompson-class-iiinfa-cr

 

 

 

 

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Duza9999 said:

Yeah those are a bit high, the M3A1 would be closer to 16 to 18k and the 33 I’d have to double check but I believe around there aswell.


https://www.gunbroker.com/item/1021959045

https://www.urban-armory.com/portfolios/hk-33-pre-may/

 

The Half to 2/3rds rule does have some expections, however overall the presample market has been sucking wind for the last year.

Thanks for the info and references.  Yeah, a bit high, but certainly not double as the Sturm poster stated. Not long ago I almost sold the HK for $10K but decided to keep it a while longer.  Glad I did. 

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