View Full Version : looking for thompson sub gun ww2 era?
February 13, 2001, 07:56 PM
Any one out there have an idea were one of these can be located?...tks fubsy.
February 13, 2001, 09:04 PM
i can get you the ones that they use at the fairs and carnivals they shot BBs
February 13, 2001, 09:08 PM
No Im not looking for a toy...thankyou anyway...fubsy.
February 14, 2001, 07:10 AM
but this toy cost alot
i hope you find what you are looking for
February 14, 2001, 10:44 AM
Try going to http://www.subguns.com. Go to their message boards section and then to NFA Ads. You'll find what you're looking for there, but be prepared for sticker shock. Thompson's are ranging from about $5,500.00 for 80's vintage West Hurley guns to $12,000 for early Model 28's. Your average WWII vintage will run you around $8,000.
Also, you could try to get in touch with a fella named Nick Tilotta who owns Western Firearms Co. based in Grapevine Texas (I think). Anyway, he has a website and he deals only in NFA weapons. Good honest guy which is very important when dealing with NFA weapons especially considering the numerous hoops a person has to jump through in order to obtain one of these gems. He can certainly walk a buyer through the process.
February 14, 2001, 03:20 PM
Even the WH Thompson are going in the 6.5-8K range (don't know why), but you are right about the original 28 Thompsons going for about 8K.
http://www.subguns.com is a great place to start. If you search long and frequently you will eventually find an original Thompson between 6.5 and 7K, but you better act fast, because at that price, it will sell quickly. (They do pop up every so often.)
Although all NFA items are increasing in price each year, the Thompsons seem to be doing it at a quicker pace. So, if you really want one, I would not rush in, but rather move quickly.
If you are interested, the following link is to a Thompson specific message board.
February 14, 2001, 07:26 PM
Thankyou all very much....fubsy.
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