With David's permission, I am listing a number of pamphlets for sale, which I bought while carrying out research for the post: http://www.machinegu...showtopic=21771
After reviewing the editions etc. I had recently I noted I had bought more than one of each edition, so have decided to sell those surplus to my collections needs. If you require more photos just PM me and I’ll sort some out for you and all prices include shipping, if paid via Paypal and buyer pays the costs, PM me for explanation.
Small Arms Training Pamphlet Vol. 1 No. 21 The Thompson Submachine gun 1940 Original hard to find first edition pamphlet, printed in July 1940, coincided with the same period of the first 'cash & carry' purchase of the TSMG by the British. Well used but with a firm spine and no loose pages. It has a vertical centre fold; edge nicks, creasing, dog-earing and marking to the covers; heavy dog-earing, creasing and foxing throughout. It contains four pages of photos, (first photo showing a 1921 era ‘Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Mfg Co.’ receiver markings on the weapon displayed), wrapped around instructions pages, 10 pages in total. $60 SOLD
Small Arms Training Pamphlet Vol. 1 No. 21 The Thompson Machine Carbine 1942, 12 pages in this edtion which has line drawings, rather than photos, throughout. The line drawings feature a Thompson without the Cutts compensator.
Two copies available, both dated June 42 and both in good clean condtion, with firm spine and no loose pages $45 each
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Small Arms Training Pamphlet Vol. 1 No. 21 The Machine Carbine 1944 28 pages covers information and photos for both the Sten and Thompson submachine guns.
Two copies available, both dated April 1944 and the first picture in the pamphlet shows a Thompson without the Cutts compensator. Pamphlets are in a nice clean condition, but staples have rust, as found on most pamphlets from this period from my experience. Otherwise good condition, both have firm spines, one with No loose pages and second with four centre pages loose. Priced accordingly at $45 and $40 respectively.
The Thompson Submachine Gun – Mechanism Made Easy Gale & Polden. First edition with 14 picture pages. A few creases on front cover and bottom edge of spine is parting up to staple, but nice and firm and no loose pages with previous owners name in pen on the front cover. One of the photos in the book features a Colt Era Thompson, serial No. 3386. $45. Again bought while carrying out research for the post:
and not Thompson related but may be of interest, Gale & Polden, Lewis Gun mechanism made easy old WW2 era Lewis gun pamphlet, 22 pages with three pages of pull outs with many pictures, an interesting read. Pamphlet has some age, as would be expected, but overall nice item. $45 SOLD
Also discovered, I have more than one of the following, trouble with working away from home so much, and ordering when away without checking what I already have in the collection.
Scientific American TSMG Article Oct 16 1920, nice historical piece, two pages from the Scientific American magazine with the early article. $40
1940 Edition AOC Model 1928 Handbook with the earlier New York Address
This one is in good (minus) condition, with stains on front cover and the bottom of the pages fading as it goes through the handbook, and browning from age, but nice and firm and no loose pages. $50
Edited by rpbcps, 01 April 2019 - 12:38 AM.