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Posted: 6/4/2002 6:52:03 PM EST
How much are they going for now?
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 7:45:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2002 7:46:25 PM EST by shaggy]
I hope a Thompson aficionado will step in here and give better info, but I think a LOT depends on the condition (obviously) and the make and date of the drum. IIRC, the most recently made Auto-Ordnance drums are in the $600-1000 range while I've seen some guys asking upwards of $2000 for a Colt.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 7:58:06 PM EST
While on the subject of "L" mags (50s), how about the "C" mags? (100 rounders). Worth much? Scott
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 10:08:19 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/4/2002 10:09:17 PM EST by Zardoz]
A friend of a friend got an auto ordnance Thompson a few (4?) years ago (which his wife STILL doesn't know about), and had me get him a 50-rd drum for it. I paid $200 for one made in the '30s in like-new condition. He'd have a heart attack if he knew what it's worth now, LOL. I remember seeing an ad for a 100-rd drum going for $1200 or so.
Link Posted: 6/4/2002 11:56:18 PM EST
50 rounders are going for 500+ 100 rounders are going for about 1200+ depening on who made em.
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 1:53:16 AM EST
Anything less than $500 for a reproduction 50 round drum would be a good deal. Generally they are about $500-$650, but for a New York 50 round drum, these are running between $650-$1100. Of course, it all depends on condition. The 100 round drums are a different story. The original Colt 100 round drums run between $3000-$5000. If you find one in good condition less than $2500, buy it. The reproduction 100 round drums have been running between $800-$1200. This may sound like a good deal, but you would consider yourself extremely lucky if you found a reproduction 100 round drum that actually worked.
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 7:15:21 AM EST
YIPPIE!!!I ve GOT a 50 AND i can get a 100 for about 800$!!!!!! HOW can I tell if my 50 is a reproduction?
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 11:13:46 AM EST
HOW can I tell if my 50 is a reproduction? ANYONE?????
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 1:50:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/5/2002 3:50:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By MAC-DADDY: YIPPIE!!!i can get a 100 for about 800$!!!!!!
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Yeah, an $800 paper weight.
Originally Posted By MAC-DADDY: HOW can I tell if my 50 is a reproduction?
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The simpliest way is to look at the drum from the back and if the center (core) is hollow then its an original. If its solid then its a reproduction.
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