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Old 08-24-2018, 11:54 AM   #36
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Bullshit, you ran into money somewhere...
I was just up at the LGS. They have a Chicago typewriter thompson up there, stamped for the atlanta police department for $17k and a MP5 for $12.5k. That was even before you start haggling with them on the price. You can save up that much in a year by dining in and not hitting the club every friday and saturday.
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:59 AM   #37
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I regret passing on an M1A1 US Property marked for $3250 back in 1982............
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:26 PM   #38
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I was just up at the LGS. They have a Chicago typewriter thompson up there, stamped for the atlanta police department for $17k and a MP5 for $12.5k. That was even before you start haggling with them on the price. You can save up that much in a year by dining in and not hitting the club every friday and saturday.
A transferable MP5 for $12.5K? Since just a sear in a pack starts around $30K these days I could get a loan for the HK, sell it, pay off the loan and buy the Tommy with the profit...
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:42 PM   #39
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A transferable MP5 for $12.5K?
I'm not a MP5 guy so I don't know what I'm looking at. Maybe a HK 53?



I do know what a tommy gun is, though. It took everything I had in me to walk out of that store without trying to buy it. And I'll be thinking about it all month.

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Ok, I called them up and got the story on that HK. Its a pre-86 HK-53. They bought it off one of the soldiers here at Ft. Gordon. Its been registered as a SBR. When I was in the store earlier, the guy said it was "transferable", and I assumed he meant transferable full auto. So its not a machine gun.. My bad. The tommy is full auto, though .

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Old 08-24-2018, 05:14 PM   #40
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Damn, that's a bit steep for an SBR! There is a regular old HK93 on Gunbroker right now for $3K with no bids. I'm pretty sure I could get Gunplumber or somebody to convert it for less than $9.5K!

Why would pre-86 matter on an SBR? AFAIK, up until they started neutering them to comply with the '89 ban an HK is an HK.
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Old 08-24-2018, 07:03 PM   #41
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Why would pre-86 matter on an SBR? AFAIK, up until they started neutering them to comply with the '89 ban an HK is an HK.
No clue. It had some sort of unicorn farts in it. Alls I cared about was that Thompson.
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Old 09-05-2018, 07:33 PM   #42
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A 1921 Thompson for 17K is most likely a parts gun. Maybe also has a welded receiver. A lot of those were hastily put together and registered when the Hughes Amendment was made law. I've got a M1928A1, One of the last 28's made before the M1 Thompson came along. It has a smooth barrel, peep rear site, no knurling on FCG safe and fire levers. It is not a parts gun, and no sign of welding shows on the receiver interior. It took me 3 yrs to save up for this toy. I'm retired, and have 3 pension checks coming in. Children are all grown, though sometimes they still need help from dad. So, you can save up for a toy you really want, many auto weapons are in the under $10,000 range. Just make sure they are not a rebuilt parts gun.

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Old 09-07-2018, 12:17 AM   #43
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A 1921 Thompson for 17K is most likely a parts gun. Maybe also has a welded receiver. ......
Most likely.^^^^
Thatís what I meant when I said very expensive. A Colt 1921 with matching 100 rd drum, #366 was listed at 63K.
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