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QUOTE (Mike Hammer @ May 2 2006, 08:58 PM)
How do you say" Out of your friggin mind"? It's no wonder some people are asking the world for a Thompson, some dummies are actually dense enough to pay these kind of prices. A fool and his money... http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/buttkick.gif

Mike Hammer

Hi Mike,


I couldn't have said it better myself!!! http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/laugh.gif http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/laugh.gif


They're born every day. http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/laugh.gif


My best to you,



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I understand the wealthy with money growing on trees in their back yard leveraging what they got the most of to buy what they want the most. Sometimes its an ego thing. Rich Bidder #1 simply isn't going to be outdone by Rich Bidder #2. Alpha Wallets think and live that way. Generally, these people stick to masterworks in art for their bidding wars, but items like Thompsons are beginning to develop a cachet similar to that of early American [antique] furniture by the master cabinetmakers (e.g. John Goddard, etc.) - lots of provenance, highly documentd and rare variants, quantifiably and comparatively high craftsmanship, uniquely American context, and lots of "ooh and aah" in the popular conscience.


When your read about folks like Charles Barkley throwing away $10 million in a single evening at the poker tables in Las Vegas, you begin understanding the extent of disposable wealth some ... or many ... people have. Consider the pricing on double-barrel, dangerous-game rifles in .500, .505, .577, .600 and .700 Nitro Express. The pricing on these - as newly manufactured guns - all begin at five figures. Add a famous maker like H&H, Purdey & Sons, etc. to a vintage piece and the price has just gone to six figures. Every community has more than a handful of bankers, etc. who are not big names in the public awareness but who have enough to live in homes with 30,000 sq. feet, put a Ferrari in one of their six garage bays, and who will drop $80,000 to buy a custom made double rifle on a whim for the safari he will never go on but could afford to be on for the rest of his life if that's what he decided he wants to do.


What I don't understand is why there is so much glorification of weapons owned by or associated with criminals. Bonnie & Clyde, Dillinger, Ma Barker ... Looney ... these low lifes were no better than the thugs and creeps that form the modern dregs of society, including the likes of Dennis Rader (aka BTK).


Anyhoo, once items like TSMGs become the stuff of Butterfield & Butterfield and Sotheby type auctions, you know pricing is only going to go up. You know what you need to do!



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Well this might have at least a little good effect. There will be people with serious money for legal fights if they ever try to make MGs illegal. Of course if they make them illegal and give you current selling price at the time the law is inacted they most likely will turn them in for the profit and be happy.
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QUOTE (Mongo @ May 7 2006, 10:24 AM)
Of course if they make them illegal and give you current selling price at the time the law is inacted they most likely will turn them in for the profit and be happy.

That'll be the day when the "govment" pays someone $80,000+ for a gun, that kind of money is reserved for hammers and toilet seats. LOL

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