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Price Ranges For The Different Thompson Models?

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I guess this is my first post. I had to re-register after i forgot my username and password. didn't post much before though. lurked mostly.


after looking through a lot of the posts here, I see some people asking about the price range for one type of thompson and then someone else asking about the price range for a different type. I though i would try and get a single thread that has the price ranges of all the different Thompsons. Probably the easiest way would be by model. aka, the Colt 21, Colt 21/28, WWII 1928s (could sub it down to the different makers if there is a big difference), WWII M1, WWII M1A1, WH 1928, WH M1a1, and if you wanted the aftermarket ones, ie Pearl, etc. i think that is all the "models". i figure this would be easier to have all the "price ranges" in one thread.





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Welcome back!


The issue of prices is addressed to some extent in the FAQ at the top of the page. Of course, they are only approximate.

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From my experience the latest (asking & getting) 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


The ranges on the WW2 or original 21/28s are dependent on condition, features, originality, and any applicable history






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Was the Pearl that just sold from the Bowers Board a Dealer Sample? If so, it's not applicable to the general public.


I believe the list above is intended to reflect transferrable, not Class II/III Dealer and Law Enforcement/Export only pricing.


I also believe the list above may well be (unfortunately for the would-be buyer) conservatively low.

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The Pearl on the Bowers board appeared to be a fully transferrable. The seller did not indicate otherwise. The seller indicated he was going through a divorce. http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/unsure.gif The buyer may be in for a suprise if the divorce court entered an order enjoining the seller from disposing of any marital property pending further order of the court. http://www.machinegunbooks.com/forums/invboard1_1_2/upload/html/emoticons/blink.gif Lets hope it works out for the seller and the buyer.
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I saw that auction when it first came up, the price was pretty wack both ways imho to high for dealer only to low otherwise.... Maybe I shulda gone for it.... Oh well live and learn....
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