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There was a gun show here a while back.

A guy had an absolutely pristine full auto 1921 Thompson for sale. I did not even ask him how much he wanted for it. Apparently the Illinois State police had a bunch of them and recently decided to sell them off. It was immaculate. It had a metal star with the Illinois highway patrol emblem inlaid into the stock.
Cool as all get out. Some people with really deep pockets are no doubt enjoying them today.
 

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There's no doubt the Colts are quite cost-prohibitive, and getting worse every day. Who knows how many of those original 15k remain, though, and they do carry the Colt mystique, so you will pay dearly. The Savages are also gaining steam price-wise, because of the wartime connection, certainly. However, while still expensive, the West Hurleys remain at sub-$20k, at least for the time being. You do have to know where to look and you have to avoid the 'auction' houses. So, for the cost of five or six expensive 1911s, you could avail yourself of one of these masterpieces. Just throwing it out there since we're now in the holiday shopping season!!!! :) :) :)
 
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