Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by outdoorman63, Sep 6, 2021.
1979 Thompson 1927a1 horizontal grip,no comp,great shape with a drum and couple stick mags.
The best way to do that I can think of is GB.
You might have to check the high-dollar auctions like Morphy's and the like when dealing with items that sell in the thousands and tens of thousands.
And, such Thomphson things need a lot more information, too. How the magazines are labeled makes a huge difference, and their capacity as well. The drums and stick come in more than one size, and those things affect the value. These are things that can total up into many digits' difference.
It's not Nfa
That's going to further complicate things, as they are not selling that well at retail NIB.
Note that a shop, at best, is going to only be able to offer you 50% of expected retail, so you'd have to find a dealer willing to stock it on consignment.
Now, this site suggests: https://truegunvalue.com/rifle/kahr-arms-thompson-1927a-1/price-historical-value/new/1.
The value is around $1700, but, that's all New-in-ox, not Used, your mileage may vary.
https://www.horstauction.com/ SOLD for $2000. Someone must have thought it was full auto.
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Either it is missed after it sells/gets traded,
or it simply looked cool while it was here.
Finding the real value of a firearm,
Such a tough question to answer.
I go by "Blue Book " value and current market. And then there may be sentimental value...
Three years ago I purchased a F.A. in 45 colt that I suspected was un-fired... It had been shot upon getting it home and cleaned. (Bummer)
I paid $1100.00 over "Book" , but it was a handgun that I figured I would never see again and wanted it very bad.
Most times it is better to stay away of the whorehouses but that sidearm will be a great inheritance to one of my kids as my wife declares it a safe queen.*..........
The value is in the beholder.....
* Do not tell anyone, but I do plan on firing a few rounds through it.shhhhhhhhh! Someday.
I figured it was then worth about $1500.
They would have sold it for $1500. You figured right .... just for the wrong end of the deal.
List it for sale on gunbroker with a penny start and no reserve.
The geography and time and time of listing the item for sale can play a big part in determining the "market value".
this. I don't sell much, but I do this anytime I'm shopping to get a ballpark of what I think is a fair price, and they I just find one for sale for that amount and buy it.
I mentioned it to my local gun shop friend who didn't offer much.
Unknown to me, my wife sneaked it out & went there then made an -even- trade for a new
Colt Python. I thought she bought it, but without any remorse on my part. It was to heavy
only had 2 sticks for it and never shot it more than 40 times in 5 years, it was in perfect
condition, more of an ammo eater than any useful purpose.
The Python had an unreasonable price on it.
I know the local guy real well, he had to have a buyer for it with profit involved, probably
a lot, you just have to know a lot of people into semi autos, maybe a local gun dealer can
Just got lucky.
Edit added= She just told me she added 200 rounds of 45 auto ammo to the deal
which back then was in drought.
Never missed the ammo since, now I don't have a 45 acp.
He would put the drum mag in and go in the door first, on drug busts. 99% of the time, the druggies would see "Tommy" and give up.
I shot it a couple times. Heavy, eats ammo, not a target gun, but FUN!
I would never buy one, though.
Ya know, something to do......
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